Community Foundation Awards over $100,000 to Fulton County Organizations and Programs
October 29, 2015 - The Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) celebrated with donors and charitable organizations at a Community Impact Celebration held Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the Akron Community Center.
Brian Johnson, Director of Development for the FCCF, along with Jeff Finke, FCCF Board President, Evan Gottschalk grant chair, and Jay Albright, Executive Director of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation presented ten charitable organizations with over $100,000 in grants to benefit all of Fulton County.
The Fulton County Literacy Coalition was given a $5,000 Sustainability Award. This competitive grant is given to a Fulton County nonprofit demonstrating leadership, management, programming, and a desire to encourage donations to their own permanent endowment fund.
Akron Youth League was awarded a $43,000 Impact Grant to complete upgrades to their baseball and softball fields. This will improve the restrooms, gutters, infield fence, electrical work, concessions, equipment, announcement system, parking lot, and out building updates. They also received a Sustainability Award in the amount of $5,000.
The evening featured several projects from regions, and towns around Fulton County that have benefited from FCCF grants since 1996. Attendees were also given the opportunity to be included in a free drawing to make a grant to their favorite charity in the amount of $250. Those individuals and the organizations they chose to support:
the Fulton County Community Foundation
Since 1993, Fulton County Community Foundation has brought caring people and charitable endeavors together for the good of this great community. The Community Foundation gives donors flexible and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving. We work to build substantial endowment funds for our community through contributions large and small.
Fulton County Community Foundation is proud to be a part of the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF). The NICF allows us to maximize our investment benefits and be more cost efficient. This way Fulton County donations can do more—right here in Fulton County.
So far, Fulton County Community Foundation has dispersed nearly 10 million dollars in grants and scholarships. Currently the Community Foundation holds over $12.8 million in assets and administers over 160 funds.
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