FCCF’s Community Corner

Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) has had a very eventful last few months! All updates are shared with great gratitude to YOU- our generous donors and community members in Fulton County. We appreciate all you do to make these things possible!


The Liberty Lions received a grant of $2,500 from the Liberty Township Endowment Fund to help with renovations at the Liberty Township Park. Projects included landscaping, repairing the basketball court bleachers, and repairing playground equipment.

Established in 2018, the Liberty Township Endowment fund supports projects in the Fulton and Liberty Township community. Previous grants have included park upgrades, the Fulton Community Building, and Fulton Library.  An anonymous donor is offering a $1 for $1 match, up to $10,000 total for gifts given to the fund. Make your contribution go even farther with this matching opportunity.

The Galen Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in Fulton County. Galen Smith came to RHS in 1972 as a Health and Physical Education teacher and as the head boys basketball coach. He was a 32-year educator for Rochester Community Schools, retiring in 2004. Overall he totaled 46 years of dedicated service to his students, parents, and colleagues. A scholarship was created to honor Galen and the incredible work he did for Fulton County. For more information about Galen Smith and the scholarship, feel free to click on the link https://galensmithscholarship.com/


The Women’s Giving Circle of Fulton County is pleased to announce their 2021 grant recipients. A total of $9,000 was awarded to five area projects. Women’s Giving Circle grants are made possible through members donations and the Women’s Giving Circle Endowment Fund at the Fulton County Community Foundation.  Since forming in 2010, the group has provided $70,500 in grants to local projects and organizations.

First Place, $3,000 – Rochester Splash Pad-New water feature for Rochester City Park

Second and Third Place, $2,000 each – Recovery Café-After hours transportation & Times Theater-Concession stand renovations

Fourth and Fifth Place, $1,000 each – Kewanna Union Township Public Library-Youth programing & Rochester Pickleball Courts-Courts installed by Rochester City Pool

Women’s Giving Circle Mini Grant 

Leading up to the Women’s Giving Circle grants, the group offered a $500 mini grant. Members nominated worthy organizations and the public was asked to vote on the recipient. The Rochester Splash Pad was over whelming selected at the 2021 Mini Grant recipient.

For more information about the Women’s Giving Circle contact the Community Foundation at 574-224-3223 or fulton@nicf.org.

Save the Date: November 30th 2021. 

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