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Mercer County Civic Foundation

119 West Fulton
Post Office Box 439
Celina, Ohio 45822
United States

Mission

To enhance the quality of life in Mercer County, Ohio, by cultivating, managing, and disbursing charitable resources

Most Meaningful Change

We are involved in helping to clean up Grand Lake St. Marys, and in administering funds for community events such as Giving Thanks and a local concert series.

1960 Year Founded
$9,313,013 Endowment Value
$71,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.22.14

Population Area Served

41,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationMercer County Civic Foundation
Address 1119 West Fulton
Address 2Post Office Box 439
City / TownCelina
State / RegionOhio
ZIP / Postal Code45822
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone419-586-9950
Emailmccf@bright.net
Websitewww.mercercountycivicfdn.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Glenn Hux, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameGlenn Hux
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1960
Mission StatementTo enhance the quality of life in Mercer County, Ohio, by cultivating, managing, and disbursing charitable resources
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced41,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,450,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$641,153
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$655,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$71,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$9,313,013
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallySlightly important
Community developmentSlightly important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenLittle
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesRarely
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsRarely
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsNot at all
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersN/A
Access to advice or technical assistanceUnimportant
Better local culture of givingN/A
Stronger civil societyNeither important nor unimportant
More responsive authoritiesN/A
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe are involved in helping to clean up Grand Lake St. Marys, and in administering funds for community events such as Giving Thanks and a local concert series.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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