Funds

The Community Foundation administers more than 400 charitable funds in partnership with donors from all walks of life, starting with L. Dale Dorney in 1992. Thanks to our generous community of donors, these funds have granted more than $50 million back to the community in 25 years.

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50 North Fund

This fund supports programs and services provided by 50 North, which seeks to enhance the quality of life of older adults by empowering them to maintain and create independence through advocacy, education, support, and fellowship.

Adam and Angela DeBoskey Family Fund

This donor advised fund was established by the DeBoskey Family to benefit the community and facilitate their regular charitable giving.

Advanced Drainage Systems Fund

The Advanced Drainage Systems Fund was established as a seed fund by the organization. This fund will support unrestricted grantmaking for the benefit of Hancock County and its residents.

Allan H. Davis Fund

Judge Davis established a donor advised fund to support his charitable giving.​

Andy & Mary Ellen Peters Family Fund

This fund was created to support the family's charitable interests.

Ann Kleinfelter Wyandot County Humane Society Fund

This fund was established by David Shaheen in memory of his wife Ann Kleinfelter. Ann was a passionate volunteer of the Wyandot County Humane Society, which this fund will continue to support.

Anna Van Gorder Fund

Anna Van Gorder left this gift as part of her estate to provide for the “care, comfort, and pleasure of elderly persons of Hancock County."

Arlington School Foundation Advised Fund

This fund supports the administrative costs of the Arlington School Foundation as it works to raise funds for Arlington Schools.

Arlington School Foundation Capital Improvement Fund

This fund was established by the Arlington School Foundation to provide a means for donors to support land and building acquisitions and capital improvements for Arlington Local Schools.

Arlington School Foundation Educational Excellence Fund

This fund was established by the Arlington School Foundation to support the enhancement of the classroom experience and improve the effectiveness of the curriculum for Arlington Local Schools.

Arts Partnership - Findlay Area Arts Fund

This fund supports the operational costs of The Arts Partnership of Greater Hancock County, which provides, encourages and promotes quality arts presentations, educational opportunities, and entertainment.

Associated Charities Fund

This fund will support Associated Charities and its programs to grant emergency aid to individuals in need in Findlay and Hancock County.

B Ann Brossia Fund

This fund was established as a seed fund in memory of B. Ann Brossia by the Community Foundation, her husband, Steve, and children, Libby and Stephen.

Bank One Fund

Bank One made a commitment to contribute to TCF to perpetuate the strong tradition of its predessor companies, Diamond Savings & Loan and Hancock Savings & Loan, to community giving. It supports the local community both financially and through active involvement of its employees.

Barbara M. Deerhake Fund

Established by the The Community Foundation Board of Directors, this endowed fund supports the operational expenses of the Foundation.

Barton & Josephine Wilson Fund for Education

This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support the educational needs of our community.

Barton & Josephine Wilson Fund for Mazza Collection

This fund was established by Josephine Wilson to support the administrative costs of the Mazza Collection.

Beverly Fisher Findlay Art League

Beverly Fisher established this fund to support the Findlay Art League.

Beverly Fisher Fund for the Fisher/Wall Art Gallery of the MCPA

This fund will support part of the Marathon Center for the Performing Art's mission to foster appreciation for the visual arts through a visual art gallery, presently the Fisher-Wall Gallery, located within the facility.

Beverly Fisher Fund for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

This fund will support the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in its mission of fostering appreciations for dramatic, dance, musical and visual arts in Hancock County, Ohio, fulfilling the community's artistic obligations with a focus on high standards of performance, and providing educational programs and opportunities for new artistic talent.

Bill and Eveline Stitt Fund

The purpose of the Bill and Eveline Stitt Fund is to support early literacy intervention through the use of mentors. The intervention program is designed for K-2 students and is targeted toward the most atrisk local students.

Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center

This fund was established by library founder, Nina Parker, to support the agency’s educational programs, services, and capital improvements in its efforts to build harmony and understanding.

Blanchard Valley Center - Endowment Fund

This fund provides general support for Blanchard Valley Center, which serves Hancock County children and adults with disabilities.

Boy Scouts - Local Council Fund

This fund supports the efforts of the Black Swamp Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts - Richard J. McCall Boy Scout Camping Fund

This fund was established to ensure that Boy Scouts residing in Hancock County have the opportunity to attend summer camp at Camp Berry or the National Jamboree.

Braden Kramer Foundation

This fund was established by Braden’s family and friends to support programs and services in Hancock County for children diagnosed with childhood cancer and their families.

C. P. and Evelyn J. Weaver Fund

C.P. and Evelyn established this fund to give back to their community.

Camp Berry Boy Scout Fund

This fund was established to maintain, sustain, and improve the facilities at Camp Berry for generations of scouts.

Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio Fund

The Friends of Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio established this fund to support youth programs and projects of Camp Fire.

Camp Glen Scholarship Fund

The Friends of Camp Fire of Northwest Ohio established this fund to support a program to send area youth to Camp Glen for resident or day camp.

Celebration of Life Fund

This Fund was established by the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees to receive gifts in honor of individuals and memorial gifts that have not been designated for a particular fund. Proceeds from this endowed Fund for the Common Good will be used to meet emerging needs that will improve the quality of life in Hancock County.

Century Health Family Services Fund

This fund is used to support the agency's services as a mental health and substance abuse outpatient clinic and its programming which directly impacts the mental well-being of individuals and families.

Charles J. Younger Fund

Chuck Younger established this fund to give something back to the community.

CHOPIN Hall Fund

This fund was established by a donor-advised fund of the Community Foundation. This fund will provide general support for C.H.O.P.I.N. Hall.

Chuck and Mariann Younger Hancock County Literacy Fund

This fund will support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program of the Literacy Coalition of Hancock County.

Cindy Shoupe Parke Teach & Inspire Fund

This donor-advised fund, in memory of Cindy Shoupe Parke, will provide student and professional development for the Findlay City Schools in the area of social and emotional learning.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio - Capital Fund

This fund supports the agency’s land and building acquisitions and capital improvements. City Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of both local and transient persons by providing shelter, food, and rest in emergency situations.

City Mission of Findlay, Ohio - Endowment Fund

Annual distributions from this fund will support the City Mission's facility and programs providing financial stability.

Community Mental Health Fund

This seed fund was established through a collaborative effort of local mental health agencies to support programs and operations of nonprofit agencies providing services to improve emotional and mental health, including substance abuse prevention and services, to residents of Findlay and Hancock County.

Craig & Mary Lou Anderson Family Foundation

Craig and Mary Lou Anderson have established this fund to give back to their community, where they have been involved for more than 30 years.

Daisy Fae Grieser Legacy Fund for Humane Society

Karen Grieser established this fund in memory of Daisy Fae, her lovable Cocker Spaniel, to support the medical needs of animals at the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County.

Darrell and Alberta Prichard Fund

The Darrell and Alberta Prichard Fund for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter will continue to support the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, and its programs to educate and advocate for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease living in Hancock County, Ohio.

David S. and Susan M. Healy Fund

Dave and Suzi Healy have chosen to support TCF by making a significant contribution to the Administrative Fund.

Deborah Ruth Wall Fund

Jim and Pat Wall established this fund in memory of their daughter, Debbie, with the proceeds of her estate. The unrestricted fund is given in perpetuity and is therefore a permanent resource for the community.

Donald V. and Mary (Pat) Sink Fund

This is the first Charitable Gift Annuity Fund to be established at The Community Foundation. This fund, established with the remainder of their charitable gift annuity, will support our Community's Endowment. Made up of unrestricted and field of interest funds, our Community's Endowment allow the Foundation Board to respond to needs in Hancock County as they arise.

Dorothy F. Secor Fund

This fund supports Project N.O.W. (New Opportunities for Work), a program of Millstream Career & Technology Center.​

Dudley, Findlay Music Boosters

This fund is in memory of Ruth and Allen Dudley. The purpose of the fund is to support the Findlay Music Boosters and its programs to promote music education in the Findlay City Schools.

Elaine and Gene Stevens Family Foundation

Elaine and Gene Stevens, local business owners since 1980, established this fund to give back to the community and to ensure that charitable giving will continue to be part of the Stevens family tradition.​

Esther Buckingham Fund for Mental Health Care at Century Health

This fund, in memory of Esther Buckingham, is a designated fund for the benefit of Century Health. Century Health may use distributions from this fund to ensure a full continuum of high quality mental health care, including prescription medications necessary to such care, for all persons regardless of ability to pay.

Family Center Forever Fund

Established in honor of The Family Center’s 10th birthday, this fund will assure The Family Center is maintained as a safe and efficient workplace for our community’s nonprofit agencies to fulfill their missions now and forever.

Family Resource Center - Endowment Fund

This fund supports Family Resource Centers and its programs which provide specialized behavioral health services to individuals, children, and families to strengthen family life and promote personal growth.

Family Resource Centers Agency Fund

The Family Resource Centers Fund was established to support Family Resource Centers and its programs: mental health, substance abuse and prevention services for children and families; counseling services; case management services; psychiatric services; diagnostic assessment services; home based counseling services; day treatment services; juvenile court based services; school based services.

Findlay Art League - McClelland Family Student Art Fund

The McClelland Family established this fund to support the Findlay Art League and student art exhibits.

Findlay Art League Fund for Visual Arts

This fund supports visual arts in Hancock County through the promotion of local artists, community education, and gallery shows.

Findlay City Police - Law Enforcement - K-9 Fund

This fund was established to support the Findlay City Police Department’s canine officer program, as well as to provide related equipment and training.

Findlay City Schools - Findlay Enrichment Program Inc. Fund

The purpose of the Funds shall be to support Findlay Enrichment Programs, Inc. in actively supporting and encouraging educational enrichment programs for children in Findlay, Ohio, City Schools.

Findlay City Schools - Harry F. Cooper Band Fund

This fund, established by a gift from the estate of Harry Cooper, supports travel expenses of the Findlay High School band. Historically, this fund has been used to fund travel to bowl games in accordance with his wishes.

Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, Inc.

This fund supports Hope House for the Homeless. The center promotes independent living and assists low-income individuals in their search for affordable housing.

Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund

This fund was established by the founder of Findlay Industries, Inc., Philip D. Gardner, to support our community.​

Findlay Publishing Company Fund

The Findlay Publishing Company established this fund to support structured educational programs that benefit the community.

Findlay Service League Fund

This fund will support the Findlay Service League and its programs to support volunteerism, develop the potential of women and improve the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library - Geneology Fund

M. Margaret Foster established this fund to support the genealogy department of the library.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library - Tell and Opal Thompson Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, supports the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.

Findlay-Hancock County Public Library Fund

This fund supports the programs, projects, and capital purchases of the library.

First Presbyterian Church - Gertrude O. Anderson Fund

This fund, established by Ms. Anderson, will support the First Presbyterian Church of Findlay for 20 years. After that time, the funds will convert to unrestricted support for the community.

Flag City Honor Flight Fund

This fund was established by the Flag City Honor Flight Board to provide ongoing support for its programs to transport America’s local and surrounding area veterans to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.

Founding Fathers Lecture Series Fund

This fund was established by the Museum Foundation to support the lecture series.

Friends of the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library

This fund supports the operating and developmental needs of the library and was the first agency endowment established at The Community Foundation.

G. (Bud) and Valerie Poole Fund

Natives of Hancock County and graduates of Van Buren High School, Bud and Valerie Poole established this fund to support educational needs of the community.

G. Richard and Beverly Fisher Fund

Bevery Fisher established this unrestricted fund as a means of "putting my roots down." The Fishers also support a scholarship within the Findlay City Schools Fund. (See Scholarship Funds)

Garry and Kathleen Peiffer Fund

Garry and Kathleen Peiffer established this fund to support the unrestricted grantmaking of the Community Foundation.

Gene and Peggy Slough Fund

The Gene and Peggy Slough Fund is a Fund for the Common Good that will allow the Community Foundation to assess community needs and respond by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations doing the community's most critical work.

George Countryman Fund

Just as TCF has fulfilled the dreams of Mr. Dorney by establishing a community foundation in Hancock County and funded many worthwhile projects, so will we honor this generous gift from Mr. Countryman. George left this generous gift to our community as part of his estate.​

Gertrude A. Lee Fund

In 2006, Gertrude established a trust which named the Foundation as a beneficiary upon her death. This fund is an unrestricted fund of the Foundation.​

Girl Scouts of Hancock County Fund

The family of Olga Swanson established this fund in her memory to support the local Girl Scouts, an organization that played a fundamental role in Mrs. Swanson’s life. Her family hopes this fund will encourage young women to develop lifelong self-confidence and leadership skills.

Gliding Stars of Findlay Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support Gliding Stars of Findlay, which provides an adaptive ice skating program for children and adults with special needs. This program allows them to transcend personal barriers to their dreams through instruction, practice, and an on-ice choreographed performance.

Grace Speaks Fund

This fund supports Grace Speaks, an organization that helps children find their voice by providing affordable speech therapy in the Hancock County area.

Gregory James Shrader Memorial Fund

This fund, established in memory of Gregory by his family, is for the benefit and support of youth programming, with priority given to organizations espousing Christian ideals.

Gwen and David Kuenzli Fund for the Center for Safe and Healthy Children

Gwen and David established this fund for the Center for Safe and Healthy Children to better serve child abuse victims.

Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County Fund

This fund supports Habitat for Humanity’s mission to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build and repair homes, communities and hope. Habitat provides a hand up so everyone can have a decent place to live.

Hancock Christian Clearing House - Gene and Evelyn Kelsey Fund

The purpose of the fund is to support HCCH’s programs which aim to meet emergency needs including assisting Hancock County residents who are homeless, unemployed, working at low-income jobs, disabled, without heath insurance, or others experiencing financial crisis.

Hancock Christian Clearing House - Marv and Judy Rower Fund

Marv and Judy established this fund for Hancock Christian Clearing House to support local individuals in need of assistance with housing, utilities, medical needs, food, and transportation.

Hancock Christian Clearing House - Richard N. and Mildred B. Bishop Fund

This fund, established in honor of Richard and Mildred by their children, supports Hancock Christian Clearing House.

Hancock County Forever Fund

The Hancock County Forever Fund supports the ever-changing needs and opportunities facing our community. Gifts of all sizes are pooled together in this fund for investment and impact. You can provide the most flexible support for our community without establishing a named fund of your own when you give to the Hancock County Forever Fund. Thank you for investing in our community!​

Hancock County Performing Arts Center DBA the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

This fund was established to allow individual donors to provide for the permanent support and maintenance of the Hancock County Performing Arts Center.

Hancock County Sheriff - K-9 Unit Fund

This fund supports the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit, providing funds for purchases, training, and maintenance.

Hancock Education Fund

The Hancock Education Fund represents a community partnership between the Findlay Rotary Club, Findlay Rotary Club Golden Apple Teachers, and The Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to promote classroom learning by providing Hancock County teachers with resources that encourage learning.

Hancock Historical Museum Fund

This fund will provide operating support for the Museum allowing it to preserve the rich heritage of Hancock County by honoring the past and inspiring the future.

Hancock Leadership Legacy Fund

The Class of 2012 established this fund to support future Hancock Leadership Class projects or poverty alleviation in Hancock County with an emphasis on education.

Hancock Park District Blanchard River Greenway Trail Fund

Established by an estate gift to the Hancock Park District, this fund will support the planning and development of a continuous Greenway Trail along the Blanchard River in Hancock County.

Hancock Parks Bicycling Fund

This Fund will support construction and maintenance of bicycle paths and trails in Hancock County, bicycle safety, and bicycling recreation programs as determined by the Hancock Parks Foundation.

Hancock Parks Endowment Fund

The Hancock Parks Foundation established this fund to support the Hancock Park District and other qualified organizations, exclusively for parks and other recreational activities within Hancock County.

Hancock Youth Leadership Endowment Fund

This fund, established through a gift from Intersil Corporation, supports the programs of Hancock Youth Leadership.

HancockREADS - Endowment Fund

The goal of HancockREADS, an initiative of The Community Foundation, is to stamp out illiteracy by developing a county-wide literacy philosophy and implementing literacy programs.

Handbags That Help - Friends of Handbags That Help Fund

This fund supports the administrative costs of the Handbags That Help women’s giving circle.

Handbags That Help - Handbags That Help Endowment

Established by an anonymous donor as a show of support for Handbags That Help in its inaugural year, this fund is a permanent endowment fund for the women’s giving circle.

Helping Hancock County 4-H Forever Fund in Honor of Evelyn and Carl Graham

This fund, established to help future generations, shall be designated to support 4-H activities in Hancock County.

Hope House - Gertrude O. Anderson Fund

This fund, established by Ms. Anderson in her estate plan, supports Hope House for the Homeless for 20 years. After that time, the funds will convert to unrestricted support for the community.

Humane Society of Hancock County Fund

This fund supports programs, projects, clinics, and capital improvements as determined by the Humane Society Foundation of Hancock County.

Intersil Corporation Fund

Intersil Corporation established this fund to support our community.

Isabelle Pratt Fund for Education

Isabelle Pratt was a longtime educator in the Findlay City Schools system and a lifelong learner. Her legacy of education inspired her family to create this Field of Interest fund in her memory.

J. Alec and Sandra M. Reinhardt Family Fund

The purpose of this fund is to contribute to the progress of "people helping people" for future generations.

J. William Hollington Fund

Mary Masters Hollington established this fund in the name of her son, Bill Hollington, to support programs for diabetic children residing in Hancock County.

James & Mary Alys Brucklacher Unrestricted Fund

The Brucklachers are active in many local organizations and have demonstrated their charitable intention by creating a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust. The trust will benefit TCF and several other organizations, as elected by the donors.

Jane J. and Raymond J. Tille, M.D. Fund

Jane and Raymond established this fund to support women’s health issues in Hancock County focusing on routine and preventative medical services and education for women in need.

Jeremy Shock Memorial Fund

This fund, established by the Shock Family with the assistance of Fresh Encounter, Inc. to honor Lance Corporal Jeremy Shock USMC, will benefit the City of Green Springs Parks & Recreation Department to raise money for lights at the baseball diamonds.

Jim and Mary Brucklacher Field of Interest Fund

This fund will support programs and make resources available to individuals or families in Hancock County who may be homeless or victims of domestic violence.

Jim and Mary Jane Roberts Fund

Jim and Mary Jane left this gift in their estate to continue their lifetime passion for providing assistance to low-income families in Hancock County.

John and Tamara Luchini Fund for the Common Good

The John and Tamara Luchini Fund for the Common Good honors Hancock County's strengths and will support its weaknesses by adding to our Community's Endowment. Tamara also created the John and Tamara Luchini Fund for the Performing Arts. This fund will support the Fort Findlay Playhouse.

John and Tamara Luchini Fund for the Performing Arts

This fund will support the Fort Findlay Playhouse.

Judy D. Sink Fund for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

In honor of Judy's passion for choir and vocal performance, the Judy D. Sink Fund for the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts was created to help foster the arts in Hancock County.​

Karen and Eric Grieser Legacy Fund for Findlay Hope House

This fund, established by Karen Grieser in memory of her brother Eric, supports the Bridges Out of Poverty Program of Hope House.

Kevin and Karen Rohrs Family Fund

Kevin and Karen Rohrs established this donor advised fund to support their family's annual charitable giving.​

Kneeskern Family Fund

This fund was established to support the family's charitable interests in Tiffin and Seneca County.

Kuenzli Fund for the Common Good

The Kuenzli Fund for the Common Good is dedicated to building our Community's Endowment. As an unrestricted fund, it will be utilized by the Foundation board to award grants to local nonprofit organizations.

Kyle P. Luginbuhl Memorial Fund

This fund is available to students or graduates of Bluffton High School or any rural high school (Allen, Hancock, Hardin or Putnam County) wanting to participate in international student study programs through their college, or as part of the Rotary International Exchange program.

Kyle Rogers Memorial Social Studies Fund

This fund was established in memory of Kyle by his family and the Arlington School Foundation. Proceeds from this fund will support social studies education to present and future Arlington students.

L. Dale Dorney Fund

L. Dale Dorney is our community's father of philanthropy. The Dorney Legacy Society was created to allow currrent residents fo Hancock County to follow Dorney's example of making a testamentary gift to our community.

Lai Wei-zwei and Lai Hung Tsu-mei Fund

This field of interest fund was established by David and Amy Lai in honor and memory of David’s parents, Lai Wei-zwei, 賴威銳 and Lai Hong Tsu-mei, 賴洪春梅, with a gift of real estate. The purpose of this fund is to benefit people in Hancock County who are affected by mental illness.

Larry and Cara Kemler Ray Fund

It was the Ray's hope that this fund will provide support for education and nonprofit organizations in Hancock or Van Wert Counties, Larry and Cara's lifetime homes, with particular emphasis on youth entering a career in agriculture.​

Larry and Cara Ray Fund for St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church

This fund will support operations at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and its mission of serving, sharing and witnessing.

Leah H. and Thomas C. Buchanan Fund

This donor-advised fund was established by Leah to give back to the community that has been so good to her family.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio Fund

This fund will support Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) and its programs that provide free legal help in civil matters to eligible low-income individuals and groups in Findlay and Hancock County who do not have access to the legal system and cannot afford a private attorney.

libbi and friends >^^< legacy fund

This fund was established by Tami Sink in memory of her beloved companion libbi. The fund will support the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County for the medical needs of animals whose owners or caregivers cannot afford to provide the medical care.

Louie Foster Humane Society Fund

Michael and Midge Foster established this fund to support the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County and its programs for the rescue, care and maintenance of cats. They established this fund in honor of Louie, their beloved, beautiful, big black cat.

M. Margaret Foster Women and Children's Fund

This field of interest fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and programs of Hancock County agencies that address the issues of women and children who are in need or who may be homeless because of domestic separation or domestic violence.

M. Margaret Foster Education Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports projects and programs that improve the quality of classroom education and stimulate student learning.

M. Margaret Foster Fund for Children/CASA of Hancock County

A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established this fund which supports Voices for Children/CASA of Hancock County.

M. Margaret Foster Fund for United Way of Hancock County

A gift from the estate of M. Margaret Foster established this fund which supports agencies of the United Way of Hancock County.

M. Margaret Foster Health Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the M. Margaret Foster estate, supports health-related causes concerned with heart disease, cancer, lupus, and arthritis.

M. Margaret Foster Local History Fund

This fund was established to support the maintenance of the Little Red Schoolhouse, the MacArthur Train, and the Mae Hutson Local History Resource Center.

Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund

This Unrestricted Fund was established upon Mrs. Schneider's death to benefit Hancock County, the community that she called home.

Mariann Dana Younger First Presbyterian Church Fund

In her final estate plan, Mariann Dana Younger gave a gift to establish this fund. This fund will support the First Presbyterian Church endowment fund

Mariann Dana Younger Fund

Mariann was particularly interested in organizations dealing with children and the public good, having taught school and been a tutor for Findlay City Schools.

Mariann Dana Younger Fund for Mazza Museum

This fund will provide support for Mazza Museum to employ a deputy director to assist with the museum’s mission, which is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of children’s literature.

Marianna Hofer Arts Endowment

The Marianna Hofer Arts Endowment was established through Marianna's estate to create a program at the Arts Partnership for financial support for individuals and organizations involved in the arts.

Marilyn and Gordon Macklin Intergenerational Institute Fund

This fund, established by a gift from the estate of Gordon Macklin, supports the Macklin Intergenerational Institute and its programs, improving the lives of all ages through multi-age programming, care, community relationships, and creative communication.

Marjorie Kuhlman Fund

Marjorie left this unrestricted gift as part of her estate.​

Mary Ann Emerine Fund

This Fund is Unrestricted.

Mary Lou Steinman Family Reading Fund

This fund, established in honor of Mary Lou Steinman by her family and friends, supports the enhancement of reading programs and opportunities for Arlington Local School students.

Mary Martha Class Donor Advised Fund

The Mary Martha Class of Christ Lutheran Church in Carey, Ohio established this fund to support the religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational needs of Carey, Ohio, Crawford Township, Ridge Township, and the surrounding community.​

Mazza Enthusiasts Endowment Fund

This fund was established by volunteers and supporters of the Mazza Collection to foster artistic excellence in children’s literature through general support and support of the Medallion Program.

McComb Rotary Fund

Made possible by an estate gift from Dr. Marion V. Arbogast, the Club established two funds. The McComb Rotary Club Fund is a Donor Advised Fund of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. The McComb Rotary Club/Marion Arbogast Scholarship Fund will benefit a graduating senior from McComb High School.

McMath Family Donor Advised Fund

Jeff and Tracy McMath established this donor-advised fund to teach their children about the joy of giving.

Michael and Nancy Wilder Fund for the Common Good

Before retiring back to Kentucky, Michael and Nancy Wilder wanted to leave a gift for the community that would have the greatest impact. They created this fund, which will support our Community’s Endowment, making grants to the community as needs change.

Midge Breece Fund for Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Inc.

This fund was established to support the Hospice Program through Friends of Putnam County Homecare and Hospice, Inc. The fund will provide ongoing support to community members and their families.

Mike and Pat Oxley Fund

The Oxleys made the gift that established this fund shortly before Mike's death on January 1, 2016. His directive to the Foundation was to use the funds to meet the most important needs of his beloved Findlay and Hancock County.​

Miriam S. Rader McComb Public Library Fund

This fund, established through a gift from Miriam S. Rader, supports the McComb Public Library and its programs, services, projects, and capital purchases.

Mission Possible Fund

This fund supports Mission Possible USA, a local agency working to educate and equip Christ-centered leaders in under-served areas of the world through a focus on evangelism and discipleship, improved school programs and upgraded facilities for education and training, Christian worship, medical care and other similar community functions.

National Lime & Stone Company Fund

National Lime & Stone Company established this fund to provide funding for educational programs in our community.

Norman and Patricia Nicholson Family Center Fund

This fund was established to help assure The Family Center is maintained as a safe and efficient workplace for our community's nonprofit agencies to fulfill their missions now and forever .​

OHM Corporation Fund

This unrestricted fund was established by CEO and President of OHM, James Kirk. Although OHM is no longer headquartered in Findlay, the fund serves as a permanent legacy and continues to support our community.​

Old Mill Stream Foundation Fund - Hancock County Fairgrounds and Junior Fair

This fund serves to perpetuate the activities and to sustain the Hancock County Fairgrounds, predominantly for the benefit of the Junior Fair activities in Hancock County.

Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services

This fund supports the agency and its programs and projects related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Ottawa Kiwanis Club Tri-Centennial Fund

The Ottawa Kiwanis Club established this designated fund to benefit the OttawaGlandorf area during the tri-centennial celebration of the United States of America.

Owens Community College - Findlay Campus Fund

This fund was established by the Owens Community Foundation to support scholarships and other programs for the Findlay Campus.

Patricia M. and John M. Luther Fund

Believing that intergenerational experiences enrich the lives of both the very young and older citizens, John and Patty established this fund to benefit Macklin Intergenerational Institute.

Paul E. and Ethel H. Allshouse Family Fund

Established by their daughter Paulette, this fund will support the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and the Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County.

Pfeiffer Family Fund

The Pfeiffer family moved to Findlay in 1957 when Sterling began working for McDonald & Company Securities. Active community members, Sterling and Meredith established this charitable lead trust to increase the unrestricted assets of The Community Foundation.

Philip D. Gardner Fund

This fund was established this fund to support the start-up of The Community Foundation.

Ralph and Joann Reeds Donor Advised Fund

The Reeds see the struggles of those with mental illness as significant issues for the community, and relish the opportunity to assist organizations that provide treatment, outreach, and family support.​

Ralph Russo Family Fund

This fund was created to support the family’s charitable interests. A local attorney, Ralph served on the Community Foundation Board of Trustees for 18 years and served as Chairman from 2010-2012.

Read for L.I.F.E. Adult Literacy Fund

The fund supports Read For L.I.F.E.’s work in support of promoting Adult Literacy in Hancock County.

Richard and Lynn McCord Fund

Dick and Lynn established this fund to support medical needs in the community.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Fund for City Mission

This fund established through the estate of Mary Ellen Myers will benefit City Mission of Findlay, a nonprofit that exists to share the passion of Jesus Christ with the needy and homeless by providing compassionate care through meeting their physical and spiritual needs.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Fund for Father Flanagan's Boy's Home

This fund will benefit Father Flanagan's Boy's Home, a nonprofit in Boys Town, Nebraska providing housing, care, treatment, support and education for at-risk youth.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Fund for Hope House

This fund established through the estate of Mary Ellen Myers will benefit Findlay Hope House for the Homeless, a Findlay nonprofit that seeks to eliminate homelessness and alleviate poverty in Hancock County through individual and community education, affordable housing, and advocacy.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Fund for St. Andrew’s Music Ministry

This fund will benefit the Music Ministry program at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Findlay to help support the purchase of music for the choirs and for maintenance/replacement of equipment, instruments and robes.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Fund for Teddy’s Rescue

This fund established through the estate of Mary Ellen Myers will benefit Teddy's Rescue, a Findlay nonprofit dedicated to assisting animals who are homeless by providing shelter and medical care. Teddy's Rescue also works to save dogs from euthanasia in order to find forever homes.

Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Healthcare Fund

This Field of Interest fund established through the estate of Mary Ellen Myers will benefit healthcare in the Hancock County community, specifically heart, cancer and diabetes.

Rieck Center for Habitat Studies Fund

This fund will help sustain, maintain and manage the habitat at the Rieck Center as well as support educational programs for students and the public.​

Robertson Gillis Fund

Julie and Jim Robertson created this fund to honor their family, to provide an example of benevolence to their children and grandchildren, and to return something to this community which has blessed them in so many ways.​

Rotary Club of Findlay Forward Fund

The goal of this fund is to make a substantial and lasting contribution to the local community through the support of worthy causes and projects as determined by the Findlay Rotary Foundation.

Roy & Marcia Armes Family Fund

This donor-advised fund was established by Roy and Marcia Armes to give back to the community in a meaningful way. They hope to make a positive difference in the quality of life in Hancock County through their philanthropic efforts. Grants from this fund will focus primarily on health and education.

Sara Wagner Gast and Pat Wagner Memorial Fund

This fund, established in memory of Sara and Pat by their family, supports the band, cheerleading, and extra-curricular programs at Arlington Local Schools.

Schoonmaker Family Fund

Elaine Schoonmaker established this fund to support several charitable organizations in the community.​

Smile Maker Fund

Hancock Christian Clearing House and the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio established this designated fund to support their program to provide emergency dental services to eligible clients of Hancock Christian Clearing House through the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio.

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Walter L. Weber Fund

This fund, established by Norma L. Weber in memory of her husband, Walter, and his parents, Fred and Kathryn, is designated to the perpetual care of grounds and landscaping at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

T.R. Shoaff Dance Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Edward and Judy Reading in honor of T. R. Shoaff, Judy’s father, It assists gifted ballet and dance students.

Tell and Opal Thompson Blanchard Valley Health Foundation Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, is designated for the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation and supports operating expenses of the Blanchard Valley Health System.

Tell and Opal Thompson Fund

This fund was established through a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to support Hancock County. This Unrestricted Fund is to support competitive grantmaking in Hancock County.​

Tell and Opal Thompson Lutheran Church Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, supports various Lutheran charities.

Tell Thompson University of Findlay Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, supports general operations of the University of Findlay.

Tell, Opal and Richard Thompson Blanchard Valley Center Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson, supports the care, repair, and maintenance of resident facilities at Blanchard Valley Center.

The 1946 Society for the Benefit of Cancer Patient Services

This fund supports the agency as it works to assist cancer patients and their families by providing them with physical, emotional and financial assistance, as well as educational resources.

The Argyle Fund

This fund was established by Marathon Petroleum Corporation in the days following the February 23, 2012 Argyle Apartment fire in downtown Findlay. This fund will evaluate the need and provide support for projects to ensure that such housing is available in the future

The Community Improvement Fund

Established by the City of Findlay, the purpose of the Fund shall be to support community improvements.

The Family Center Endowment Fund

This fund supports The Family Center, a multi-tenant nonprofit facility.

The Ohio Bank Fund

Even though The Ohio Bank is no longer in operation, having merged with Sky Bank and later Huntington, this fund continues to support our community.

The Richard and Mary Ellen Myers Donor Advised Fund

Dick and Mary Ellen created an estate plan to support organizations doing critical work in our community. The Myers' estate created seven endowment funds. Five funds are designated funds for various nonprofits.

The Schaefer Fund

John H. "Jack" Schaefer originally established this fund as a donor-advised fund to support his charitable interests. Upon his death, the fund converted to unrestricted dollars to be distributed at the discretion of the Foundation's board of directors.

Thomas B. Donnell Fund

The Donnell Donor Advised Fund was the first fund of its kind established at TCF.​

Tom and Esther Orndorff Fund

Esther Orndorff established this fund to support educational programs in the Hancock County Schools with emphasis on the Hancock Education Fund.

United Way of Hancock County Administrative Endowment Fund

The fund, established with an initial gift from Intersil Corporation, supports the United Way of Hancock County’s administrative needs.

United Way of Hancock County Fund

The purpose of this fund, established by the United Way Foundation, is to support the programs of United Way and its member agencies, and to contribute to the administrative expenses of United Way.

University of Findlay Fund

This fund was established to support The University of Findlay.

W. Ray Bennett Fund

This fund was established through a gift of farmland to the foundation. It will support the welfare of companion animals

Whirlpool Foundation

Whirlpool Corporation established this unrestricted fund to support the community and their employees who benefit from The Community Foundation's grantmaking.

Wilhelmina Maxine Wagner Fund for Calvary Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School

Wilhelmina Wagner established this fund to support Heritage Christian School by providing scholarships for students to attend.

William and Nancy Recker Hancock County 4H Fund

The William and Nancy Recker Hancock County 4-H Fund will, through its support of 4-H, promote leadership and outstanding citizenship among the youth of Hancock County.

William D Frack Donor Advised Fund

Seventy-five percent of the annual distributions from this fund will benefit the Bowling Green State University Men's Basketball Program. Twenty percent of the annual distribution will be used to establish the William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund, to assist individuals who are homeless or victims of domestic violence in Hancock County. The remaining five percent will be used as community needs dictate.

William D. Frack Field of Interest Fund

This fund will support programs and make resources available to individuals or families in Hancock County who may be homeless or victims of domestic violence.​

William H. & Martha E. Lape Fund for Innovative Initiatives

Martha Lape established this fund to support innovative initiatives inspired by teachers, staff, and administrators of Findlay City Schools.

William J. Moore Fund

This fund, established by William's four daughters, supports recreational activities for youth in Hancock County with a specific interest in hunting and fishing.​

William R Webb Fund

Through a Fund for the Common Good, William R. Webb's legacy will give and grow forever to improve the quality of life in the Findlay and Hancock County community.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary Fund

This supports Winebrenner and its mission to prepare servants of the Lord Jesus Christ to lead the Church.

Women's Resource Center Fund

The Women’s Resource Center Board established this fund to support its Christian-based programs that provide women compassionate support in the area of pregnancy services, always respecting the sanctity of life. It also provides young families with information and encouragement, and empowers teens through education in the areas of sexual integrity, healthy choices, and positive futures

YMCA - Grant and Emily Young Fund

Emily Settle Young established this fund in memory of her husband, Grant, to acknowledge the many benefits he received from YMCA programs when he was young. The fund supports membership and activity fees for underprivileged children in Findlay and Hancock County.

YMCA - Tell Thompson YMCA Fund

This fund, established with a gift from the estate of Opal Thompson to honor her husband, supports the general operations of the Findlay Family YMCA.

Zach Morgan Memorial Youth Leadership Fund

This fund was established in memory of Zach by his family to support youth leadership opportunities in Hancock County, in particular the ECLIPSe program.

Zuberbuhler Family Fund

Natalie Zuberbuhler Osmun created the Zuberbuhler Family Fund, a donor advised fund at The Community Foundation to allow her to give in the name of her family to funds of her choice.