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GFCF Awards Nearly $60k in Spring 2015
6/19/2015

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation, Inc. (GFCF) has announced spring grant awards: • Geary Family YMCA – $25,000 for the operation of Foundation Park & $949.18 for capital improvements • Community Improvement Corporation – $15,000 grant for to seed Downtown Facade Enhancement Program • St. Wendelin High School– a $11,281.90 general support grant • Franciscan Earth Literacy Center– a $5,294.38 grant to offer summer camp/continuous learning for Seneca County Opportunity Center students • Glass Heritage Inc.– a $1,500 grant toward replacement windows at gallery • Caring Hands Pregnancy Center – $600 for banner & marketing materials. These grant awards bring the total distribution of grant awards by the GFCF to over $1,604,846 since the Foundation’s inception in 1998. For more information, see

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Save the Dates - Upcoming GFCF Events!
5/28/2015

Mark your calendars and save these dates for two "must-attend" Greater Fostoria Community Foundation events! Thursday, October 8, 2015 - Foundation Park Benefit Auction will be held at Stacy's Place, Plaza Drive in Fostoria and Friday, February 5, 2016 - 15th Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza will be held at Meadowbrook Park, Bascom

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Thanks For Supporting 14th Annual Mardi Gras!
2/17/2015

Thank you to all the table sponsors,donors and attendees of the 14th Annual Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Mardi Gras Extravaganza! The event was held Friday, February 13th at the Meadowbrook Ballroom in Bascom. Net proceeds support the operating mission of the Foundation.

Thank You To Our Supporters!

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GFCF Awards 3 Grants Totaling $10,000
1/6/2015

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $10,000 to three organizations who submitted applications during the Fall 2014 request cycle. Fostoria Habitat for Humanity received $4,000 from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund to be used toward their next rehabilitation project in the community; Kaubisch Memorial Library will use the $3,000 grant they received from the Leroy T. Kelbley Fund to purchase Playaway Views for the children's department at the library; and the Fostoria Jr./Sr. High School Red & Black Champs Program received $3,000 from the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Fund for a year-end reward activity. For more information:

Fall 2014 Grant Awards!

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Table Sponsorships Now Available-Mardi Gras 2015!
10/29/2014

Save the date, mark your calendars and get ready for the "must-attend" party of the year. The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation's 14th Annual Mardi Gras will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 featuring live music by The Fossils. For more information, including table sponsorship details:

2015 Mardi Gras Info!

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Thanks for Supporting Foundation Park!
10/7/2014

Thank you to all the donors, patrons, and attendees of the 3rd Foundation Park Hog Roast & Benefit Auction! The event was held Thursday, October 2nd at the Roppe Hangar. All net proceeds of this event will support maintenance, operation and renovation efforts of Foundation Park.

Thank You To Our Donors & Patrons!

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Mennel Milling Co. Sets Up New Donor Advised Fund
7/24/2014

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of The Mennel Milling Company Charitable Foundation, a new donor advised fund of the GFCF. Donor advised funds are a means of encouraging endowment support, stimulating interchange of ideas between donors and the Foundation, and providing funds to extend the charitable purposes of the Foundation. "As a company that has stood the test of time for well over 125 years through five generations of family leaderships, The Mennel Milling Company's vision for establishing this fund will support philanthropic efforts in perpetuity," said Michele Cochran, executive director of the GFCF.

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GFCF Total Awards Reach Over $1.5 Million
7/17/2014

The Greater Fostoria Community Foundation has now given over $1.5 million back to the community in the form of grant awards to area non-profit organizations. The most recent award of nearly $72,000 was given to the Geary Family YMCA for projects at Foundation Park this year. This award will go toward additional improvements on fields 2 & 3, including fencing, new dugouts and concrete under the bleachers, along with more portable restrooms at Foundation Park.

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