Wyandot County Community Foundation P.O. Box 364, Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

 

 Mission Statement

The Wyandot County Community Foundation is a public charitable organization created to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families of Wyandot County, Ohio.

 

The Foundation’s purposes are to:

  • develop a permanent endowment for Wyandot County citizens

  • assess and respond to changing community needs

  • serve as a mechanism for donors at all levels of charitable giving

  • provide financial assistance to groups that most significantly will meet the educational, cultural, health, social service and recreational needs of the people of Wyandot County, and

  • provide leadership on vital issues affecting Wyandot County.

Wyandot County Community Foundation History

 

In 1999, 25 Wyandot County citizens with varying backgrounds and interests met with Joy Roth to access the need for a countywide community foundation. A decision to move ahead was made and committees were formed to establish . . . 

 

a mission statement

non-profit corporation designation

by-laws

board member guidelines

means for investing and managing funds in the interest of the foundation and

ways to create public awareness

 

Goals were met and approved by the originating group and the Toledo Community Foundation was selected to create, invest and manage funds of the newly incorporated Wyandot County Community Foundation (WCCF). Affiliation with Toledo Community Foundation offered the foundation the ability to build assets and make grants while taking advantage of TCF's stability, structure and oversight. In addition, a significant cost savings on administrative and investment services was realized.

 

A nine member board, representing various factions and geographical areas of the county was chosen. At the first board meeting, January 25, 2001 officers elected were: Jim Deer, President; Bryan Miller, Vice President; Sara Lou Brown, Secretary-Treasurer. Others serving on the board were: Ray Funk, John G. Hunter, Roy Johnson, Randy Myers, Fred Reid and David Wolfe.

 

In the succeeding years, designated, endowment and scholarship funds were established to start fulfilling WCCF’s mission. In 2007 the board successfully applied for and received a 501(c)3 charitable organization designation under the guidance of accountant and board member John Mizick.

 

The Foundation continues to grow. Recently six enthusiastic board members have joined the board, three scholarships were added., two designated funds were created and an unrestricted community fund made possible grants to deserving

501 (c) (3) organizations for the first time.

Did You Know

  • The Wyandot County Community Foundation was established in 2000.

  • The Foundation is an affiliate of the Toledo Community Foundation.

  • Volunteer directors representing different areas of Wyandot County serve on the board of trustees.

  • Wyandot County Community Foundation assets exceed $5.7 million from 20 funds.

  • Distributions of $307,925  from various fund types were made in 2018       

  • 2018 Donor Directed Distributions  $154,988

  • 2018 Community Grant Distributions $10,331

  • 2018 Scholarship Distributions $142,606