2014 Mardi Gras Table Sponsorship Details!

Table sponsor reservations are now being taken for the 13th Annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza, which will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Meadowbrook Park Ballroom in Bascom, Ohio. This has become the "must-attend" party of the winter in support of the Foundation's operating mission. This year, we're featuring live music by the Paradise Island Band! To assure table sponsorship and preferred seating, please send your RSVP early! For more details, see:

Mardi Gras Table Sponsorship Details!


GFCF Grants $5,000 To Kaubisch Public Library

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library. This award will be used to archive approximately 19 years of physical copies of "The Fostoria Focus" newspaper on microfilm. Transferring all the back issues of the newspaper to microfilm will protect and ensure the future availability of this source of local history. This grant brings the total distribution of grant awards to over $1,421,160 since the Foundation's inception in 1998.


Thanks For Supporting Foundation Park!

Thank you to the donors and winning bidders who helped make the October 3rd Foundation Park Hog Roast & Benefit Auction a success! All net proceeds of this event will support maintenance, operation and renovation efforts of Foundation Park, formerly known as Meadowlark Park.

Thank You Auction Donors!


GFCF Awards Over $172,500 To Community!

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. (GFCF) has announced grant awards for the year: • Geary Family YMCA – grants totaling $167,890.02 for Foundation Park • Seneca County Commission on Aging – a $3,650 grant for a specialized van • Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio – a $1,000 grant for PROMISE program. These grant awards bring the total distribution of grant awards by the GFCF to over $1,416,160 since the Foundation’s inception in 1998. For more information, see


Help Foundation Park with Kroger Community Rewards

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is registered with the Kroger Community Rewards program for 2013-2014. All funds received through this program will support the operation, maintenance and renovation of Foundation Park (formerly Meadowlark Park). To participate, select organization number 80016 when registering your Kroger shopper card and you'll be helping Foundation Park! For more information see


2012 Recap - Greater Fostoria Community Foundation

In 2012, the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation added a new fund, received special donations in honor of and in memory of several individuals, and awarded grants totalling over $231,000. Thank you for supporting your community!

See the 2012 GFCF Recap here!


Thank You For Supporting 12th Annual Mardi Gras!

The event was a success, thanks to you! Plus, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The date has been set for the 13th Annual Mardi Gras - Friday, February 28, 2014!

THANK YOU to our 2013 Mardi Gras Sponsors & Prize Donors.


GFCF Announces 2013-2014 Officers & New Trustee

The Board of Trustees of the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Inc. recently elected two new officers for 2013-2014: Bridgett Mundy, President and Chris Widman, Vice President. Aaron Smith will continue to serve as the Board Treasurer and Executive Director Michele Cochran will serve as the Standing Secretary of the Board. Additionally, Chris Posey has been elected to serve as a Board Trustee.

2013-2014 GFCF Board of Trustees & Officers