Sandusky County Communities Foundation moves to Countryside Drive

Sandusky County Communities Foundation moves to Countryside Drive

Foundation now oversees three funds


FREMONT — The Sandusky County Communities Foundation (SCCF) office has moved to the County Office Building, 2511 Countryside Drive. The Foundation’s office phone number has changed to 419-334-6299.

The decision is part of efforts to optimize operations and better serve funders, donors, nonprofits and the Sandusky County community, according to a press release. The new location provides an opportunity for growth with additional office space, which will enhance work and strengthen connections with businesses, nonprofits and individuals in a central location.

“As I look back over the past six months, I am amazed at all the foundation has accomplished in such a short time,” said SCCF Executive Director Andrea Gibson. “SCCF’s Marketing Committee decided early this year that our internal theme for 2024 would be ‘Growing Together,’ and we have done just that with our new fund growth, grant and scholarship disbursements, and nonprofit collaboration events.”

Foundation manages three funds

SCCF has secured three new funds so far in 2024: the Fred Dafler and Rick Haddix Scholarship Fund; the Matt McCabe Memorial Fund; and the Crown Battery Manufacturing Company Fund.

The SCCF manages permanent investments for philanthropic purposes.

“In the first six months of 2024 alone, the SCCF Board of Trustees has approved a total of $450,995.10 in grants and scholarships through our component funds,” Gibson noted.

By comparison, the foundation had about $277,000 in approved disbursements for all of 2023. To date, there have been 47 grants totaling $396,495. Ten have been awarded to organizations from a majority of the foundation’s component funds, and 49 grants totaling $54,500 have been awarded to individuals who will continue their education in 2024.

The figures also include grants awarded through the youth wing Building Community Together. BCT also continues to grow, as the group has reached full capacity with 23 students.

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