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Community Foundation for Crawford County

254 East Mansfield Street
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
United States

Mission

As a catalyst, the foundation works to enhance the quality of life for all residents of this community by: offering a flexible mechanism that assures that donors’ charitable interests are realized; engaging others in addressing key needs and interest that impacts the lives of its residents; and offering support (financial, expert/technical assistance) in response to emerging community needs.

Most Meaningful Change

We have been one of the backbone organizations of a county-wide movement to improve quality of life, workforce development, educational attainment of our students and drug and safety issues. This grassroots effort has resulted in a plan for the county which we are working hard to push forward.

1984 Year Founded
$11,517,000 Endowment Value
$500,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

43,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation for Crawford County
Address 1254 East Mansfield Street
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBucyrus
State / RegionOhio
ZIP / Postal Code44820
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
Phone419-562-3958
Emailjanet@cfcrawford.org
Websitewww.cfcrawford.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)President
Primary Contact’s NameJanet Pry
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1984
Mission StatementAs a catalyst, the foundation works to enhance the quality of life for all residents of this community by: offering a flexible mechanism that assures that donors’ charitable interests are realized; engaging others in addressing key needs and interest that impacts the lives of its residents; and offering support (financial, expert/technical assistance) in response to emerging community needs.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced43,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members12
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$334,518
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$715,042
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$500,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$11,517,000
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 a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyNone
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 organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingNot at all
ChildrenNot at all
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyRarely
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesNo change
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentNo change
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
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
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
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 groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationN/A
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 doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
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 environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have been one of the backbone organizations of a county-wide movement to improve quality of life, workforce development, educational attainment of our students and drug and safety issues. This grassroots effort has resulted in a plan for the county which we are working hard to push forward.
 

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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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