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Piqua Community Foundation

Post Office Box 226
Piqua, Ohio 45356
United States

Mission

To encourage charitable giving that benefits residents of Piqua, Ohio, and to provide a variety of ways to help them meet their charitable giving goals

Most Meaningful Change

Our foundation has helped assist several local initiatives by serving as the conduit for their fundraising efforts. In the past few years, we have facilitated three drives: first, to renovate and restore a 100+-year-old historic building that now houses the public library, a banquet facility, a local candystore/coffeehouse and a restaurant/bar; second, provided artificial turf for our local high school football field, allowing safer playing conditions and all-weather use of the stadium for tournament games which raises funds for the athletic department; and third, allowed the renovation of our local historical site that honors native American heritage and our historic participation in the Miami-Erie canal system. In each case, we worked with local organizations or schools that were without the means to conduct the financial part of their fundraising campaign.

1993 Year Founded
$2,676,290 Endowment Value
$454,315 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.21.14

Population Area Served

20,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationPiqua Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 226
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownPiqua
State / RegionOhio
ZIP / Postal Code45356
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)126 W. High Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Piqua
Map State / Region (If Different)Ohio
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)45356
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone937-615-9080
EmailPiquacf@sbcglobal.net
Websitewww.Piquacommunityfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Karen Wendeln, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameKaren Wendeln
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1993
Mission StatementTo encourage charitable giving that benefits residents of Piqua, Ohio, and to provide a variety of ways to help them meet their charitable giving goals
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced20,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members17
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,673,861
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$561,531
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$559,996
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$454,315
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$2,676,290
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 an 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 fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
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 diversityImportant but not central
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 equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentLittle
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLot
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingLittle
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
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
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 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 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
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small 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 communityDo not work in this sphere
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationNeither helpful or unhelpful
Other organizationHelpful
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 environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOur foundation has helped assist several local initiatives by serving as the conduit for their fundraising efforts. In the past few years, we have facilitated three drives: first, to renovate and restore a 100+-year-old historic building that now houses the public library, a banquet facility, a local candystore/coffeehouse and a restaurant/bar; second, provided artificial turf for our local high school football field, allowing safer playing conditions and all-weather use of the stadium for tournament games which raises funds for the athletic department; and third, allowed the renovation of our local historical site that honors native American heritage and our historic participation in the Miami-Erie canal system. In each case, we worked with local organizations or schools that were without the means to conduct the financial part of their fundraising campaign.
 

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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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