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Call us at 740-354-4612
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Scioto Foundation

  1. 1. Show Me the Money, Scioto Foundation <ul><li>September 9, 2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Scioto Foundation: <ul><li>What is a Community Foundation? </li></ul><ul><li>The Scioto Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Vital Statistics 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Application process </li></ul><ul><li>Final thoughts! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Community Foundations <ul><li>Began in Cleveland in 1914 by an attorney who envisioned: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A singe entity that stewarded the charitable wishes of many different citizens for the “perpetual” benefit of the community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today there are over 700 Community Foundations CFs across the nation. There are approximately 80 CFs in Ohio. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Community Foundations <ul><li>Share common traits: </li></ul><ul><li>A mission to enrich the quality of life of their region </li></ul><ul><li>A focus on building permanent endowment with few restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>Serve three audiences Donors Charitable Organizations Community at large </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable to the public </li></ul><ul><li>Have a volunteer independent board </li></ul>Don’t know if you have a community foundation? Try,
  5. 5. The Scioto Foundation is a Community Foundation!
  6. 6. <ul><li>a tax-exempt organization which receives and invests charitable gifts from individuals, families, businesses and other groups and distributes earnings for grants and projects that help meet the continually evolving needs of our area and its residents. The Foundation began in trust form in 1974 and in 1999 added a second corporate form. </li></ul>The Scioto Foundation is
  7. 7. Scioto Foundation’s mission is to improve, enhance, and enrich the quality of life for all residents of southern Ohio and northern Kentucky by: Practicing wise and careful investment of assets Providing a continuous stream of income to benefit community need and the intent of our donors Promoting philanthropy to all persons in the region Demonstrating and promoting leadership through collaborative partnerships with community organizations, and Monitoring the outcomes of our grant making
  8. 8. The Scioto Foundation <ul><li>Has a five-member board that are responsible for the policy and grant making decisions of the Scioto Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Current members include: Mrs. Debra Esham, Board Chair Mrs. Jodi High, Vice-Chair Mr. Michael Gampp, Treasurer Wayne Wheeler, MD, Immediate Past Chairman Mr. Ralph Wisniewski, Past Chairman </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Little History.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Established in 1974 Our first donor was Bertha T. Johnson and her gift was $200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Today the Foundation is a collection of approximately 180 separate funds </li></ul><ul><li>Funds range in size from $1,000 to $2.1 million </li></ul>Our Vital Statistics
  11. 11. Vital Statistics 2008 Total return <ul><li>Much like many other Foundations across Ohio and Nation, </li></ul><ul><li>The Scioto Foundation had a decrease </li></ul><ul><li>In assets of approximately 25% </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vital Statistics 2008 Grant Awards <ul><li>In 2008 the Scioto Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded 51 grants for a total of $341,973 </li></ul><ul><li>Average Award = $6,705 </li></ul><ul><li>The largest grant = $55,000 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grant Budget 2009 <ul><li>The Scioto Foundation’s </li></ul><ul><li>grant budget for this year </li></ul><ul><li>is </li></ul><ul><li>$302,243 </li></ul><ul><li>Our total allocation budget is </li></ul><ul><li>$623,285 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Vital Statistics: Scholarship Awards 2008 <ul><li>In 2008, the Scioto Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>awarded 164 scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>in the amount of </li></ul><ul><li>$214,608 to </li></ul><ul><li>local students </li></ul>Vital Statistics: Scholarship Awards In 2008, the Scioto Foundation awarded 164 scholarships in the amount of $214,608 to local students In 2009, the Scioto Foundation Granted $177,000 in scholarships
  15. 15. Vital Statistics: Grants Paid 2008 <ul><li>During 2008, the Scioto Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>paid $939,196 </li></ul><ul><li>in the form of grants and scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>to area nonprofit organizations </li></ul><ul><li>and universities </li></ul><ul><li>This is the largest one year </li></ul><ul><li>Payout in Foundation History! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Grant application process <ul><li>Who can apply? </li></ul><ul><li>501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations located in Scioto County, Ohio that benefit residents of Scioto County, Ohio and </li></ul><ul><li>501 (c) 3 nonprofit organizations located outside Scioto County, Ohio whose project solely benefits the residents of Scioto County, Ohio and </li></ul><ul><li>Scioto County, Ohio School districts & political subdivisions </li></ul>
  17. 17. Grant application process <ul><li>Quarterly Deadlines Grant Awards </li></ul><ul><li>March 31 April 30 </li></ul><ul><li>June 30 July 31 </li></ul><ul><li>September 30 October 31 </li></ul><ul><li>December 30 January 31 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Grant application process <ul><li>What project areas do we fund? </li></ul><ul><li>Arts & Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Community/Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Social Service </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Benefit </li></ul>
  19. 19. Grant application process <ul><li>When applying for a grant… </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation does not support projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To individuals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For routine operating needs, annual giving, budget deficits, or religious purposes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That duplicate services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have already been completed! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Grant application process <ul><li>The grant application.. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be found at </li></ul>
  21. 21. Grant application process <ul><li>When applying for a grant, please submit the following with your grant application: </li></ul><ul><li>Signed copy of the grant transmittal form </li></ul><ul><li>5 copies and the original of your full proposal </li></ul><ul><li>A Copy of your tax-exempt letter from the IRS </li></ul><ul><li>Job descriptions of key project personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Names of all collaborators and/or letters of support </li></ul>
  22. 22. Grant application process <ul><li>If you would like to know more about the Scioto Foundation’s grant application process: </li></ul><ul><li>Call us at 740-354-4612 </li></ul><ul><li>Visit us on the web at </li></ul>