Serving the City of Fairfield and Fairfield Township, the Fairfield Community Foundation is a non-profit organization seeking to immortalize the giving and caring nature of our community for the future. The Fairfield Community Foundation will take your tax-advantaged gifts of today and seek to ensure that the good of those gifts serves specific needs now, and for generations to come.
Gifts from the Fairfield Community Foundation will meet charitable, educational or economic needs that benefit individuals and organizations. Needs will be conscientiously determined by a board of trustees consisting of fourteen leaders who have a sincere interest in the Fairfield area and its people.
Where does the Foundation get its money?
Contributions are made by individuals and businesses who want their generosity to live on indefinitely. Our contributors and supporters are visionaries who can see that their community, their children and grandchildren, will be the greatest beneficiaries of their efforts.
What do you mean, indefinitely?
Foundations maintain, and wisely invest, the principal of gifts from generous people like you. The earnings from the principal are then distributed as required to meet the needs of the community. So, a gift to the Fairfield Community Foundation really does keep on giving — indefinitely.
Can I direct the way my contribution is used?
Anyone who contributes substantial tax-deductible funds to the Fairfield Community Foundation may request that their money be directed to specific named funds. Many people, however, will place the money in the hands of the board for distribution at their discretion so that the money is available for the most urgent needs of our community. This is unrestricted donation.
Advantages of donating
All donations are tax deductible under IRS Code Section 501 (c)(3). One of the big advantages is that you may direct the way in which your donation will be used. Your gift will always serve a local need and its benefit may be quite visible, now and in the future.
Substantial savings might also be achieved by eliminating the need for establishing complex, individual charitable trusts. Most people donate, however, simply because it "feels good" and their money benefits their own community.
How can I contribute?
Contact one of our trustees or you can write, call or email the Fairfield Community Foundation directly. Some people make contributions to a fund in order to honor a specific person or commemorate the life of a friend or loved one. Many people choose to make a donation to the Foundation in their will.
The Fairfield Community Foundation is administered by an Executive Director and Staff
and guided by a board of trustees. The Staff and Trustees include:
The following list illustrates grants made by the Fairfield Community Foundation, the organizations to whom grants were made and the amounts granted from 2001 through the present. Not included in these amounts are Scholarships which amount to approximately $100,000 per year since inception of the Foundation in 1999.
GRANTS OF THE FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
|9/24/2003||RASKALS (Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors)||$425|
|9/24/2003||One Way Farm Pet Therapy Barn||$1,000|
|9/24/2003||Fairfield Community Connection Parenting Tapes for Lane Library||$56.00|
|4/21/2004||JNCEF Teacher In-Service Character Education Development Summit in Conjunction with Fairfield City and Fairfield City Schools||$5,000|
|4/21/2004||Fairfield City Schools Golden Apple Awards||$1,000|
|4/21/2004||Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.)||$1,000|
|6/20/2005||One Way Farm Pet Therapy Barn||$1,000|
|6/20/2005||Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks)||$1,000|
|6/20/2005||Foundation Wall at CommunityArts Center from Esther Benzing Fund||$2,100|
|7/21/2005||JNCEF Building Men for Others Character Rally||$20,000|
|9/21/2005||CommunityArts Center Art Program||$1,000|
|12/14/2005||John Engle Christian Counseling Center (Mending Hearts Program)||$2,000|
|12/14/2005||Groovin’ On The Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.)||$1,000|
|3/15/2006||Fairfield High School After Prom||$1,000|
|3/15/2006||Fairfield High School Band Trip||$1,500|
|3/15/2006||Animal Allies Spay and Neuter Program||$600|
|3/15/2006||Red, White and Kaboom||$500|
|3/15/2006||Baseball Locker Room at Fairfield High School (Pass Through)||$5,000|
|5/23/2006||JNCEF Freedom Elementary Character Award||$500|
|6/14/2006||Agora Food Pantry||$1,100|
|6/14/2006||Taylor Prazynski Heroes Ride||$550|
|6/14/2006||Sacred Hearts Boy Scouts Troop||$400|
|7/20/2006||JNCEF Rally “Building Men and Women for Others”||$24,432.76|
|9/20/2006||JNCEF Character Books||$2,000|
|12/20/2006||Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts||$1,000|
|12/20/2006||Pass Through Grant from Ohio Casualty for SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience) Equipment for City of Fairfield Police Department||$16,800|
|12/20/2006||Sojourner Concert Series||$1,500|
|1/20/2007||Fairfield Athletic Training Complex (Pass Through)||$80,000|
|3/21/2007||CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)||$1,400|
|3/21/2007||Crystal Classic (High School Choraliers)||$150|
|3/21/2007||Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.)||$1,100|
|3/21/2007||Red, White and Kaboom||$500|
|3/21/2007||Fairfield High School After Prom||$1,000|
|5/23/2007||JNCEF Grant for Fairfield High School After Prom||$250|
|5/23/2007||Fairfield High School Tempo Club||$250|
|6/20/2007||JNCEF Character Award (Beavercreek Elementary)||$500|
|6/20/2007||John Engle Christian Counseling Center||$2,000|
|9/19/2007||Lindenwald United Methodist Church||$2,325|
|12/20/2007||Lindenwald United Methodist Church||$2,325|
|1/17/2008||Sojourner Concert Series||$2,000|
|1/04/2008||Fairfield High School After Prom||$1,000|
|1/04/2008||J. Kyle Braid Leadership Fund||$1,000|
|1/04/2008||One Way Farm Pet Therapy Barn||$1,500|
|1/04/2008||Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Fairfield||$1,000|
|1/04/2008||Animal Friends Humane Society (spay/neuter program)||$2,000|
|3/20/2008||Educated Parents Healthy Families||$1,200|
|3/20/2008||PARACHUTE – CASA||$1,400|
|3/20/2008||FAST (Foster Adoption and Support Team)||$1,000|
|3/20/2008||Hamilton Fairfield Symphony||$2,500|
|3/20/2008||Coming Together Moving Forward||$3,500|
|3/20/2008||Eagle Scout Project – (Senior Exercise Stations in Park)||$1,000|
|3/20/2008||Agora Center Food Pantry||$800|
|4/17/2008||Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.)||$1,100|
|6/30/2008||Lindenwald United Methodist Church||$2,325|
|6/30/2008||American Heritage Girls for backpacks filled with comfort items for foster care children (from the Senior/Youth Fund)||$750|
|6/30/2008||Fairfield North Elementary Reading Program (from the Library Fund)||$1,500|
|6/30/2008||YWCA/Fairfield East Elementary to help improve reading skills for underprivileged children (from Scholarships)||$1,500|
|6/30/2008||Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program to provide funding for training volunteers (from Unrestricted Fund)||$1,500|
|6/30/2008||Alarm Distribution Program through the Red Cross (from Senior/Youth Fund)||$1,500|
|6/30/2008||Project ART Program held at the CommunityArts Center to provide scholarships to needy children (from Scholarships)||$1,500|
|8/05/2008||Cincinnati Christian Schools (Scholarship Grant) (from Scholarships)||$2,395|
|09/25/2008||Fairfield Senior High School Tempo Club – Band Uniforms||$5,000|
|12/16/2008||Timber Hill Restoration Coalition||$500|
|12/16/2008||J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation||$500|
|2/12/2009||Sacred Heart Boy Scout Troop 967||$250|
|3/3/2009||Fairfield Senior High School Afterprom||$500|
|3/3/2009||Crayons to Computers||$500|
|4/28/2009||Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.)||$900|
|7/29/09||Hamilton City Schools (for Character Education)||$5,000|
|7/30/09||Community Grants Consortium||$500|
|12/10/09||Performance Training Complex – FFHS||$8,079|
|1/28 /10||Performance Training Complex – FFHS||$1,029|
|1/28/10||Cincinnati Christian Schools (Scholarship Grant)||$2,880|
|2/12/10||Crystal Classic – FFHS||$150|
|2/12/10||Performance Training Complex – FFHS||$412|
|3/8/10||Cincinnati Christian Schools (Scholarship Grant)||$6,340|
|6/22/10||North End Citizens for Community Action enrichment activity (for Hamilton Reds Rookie Success League for kids to attend a Cincinnati Reds ball game).||$1,000|
|8/18/10||Partners in Prime (to remodel Partners in Prime Senior Center location)||$2,500|
|8/27/10||Miami University-Hamilton Women’s Initiative – “The Blind Side” event||$1,000|
|9/2/10||North End Citizens for Community Action (for Hamilton Reds Rookie Success League field trip)||$500|
|1/21/11||JNCEF Character Award (North Oldham Middle School)||$500|
|2/23/11||Sacred Heart Boy Scout Troop 967||$150|
|4/8/11||Lane Libraries (Bookshelves for children’s books)||$820|
|4/11/11||Fairfield High School Afterprom||$150|
|5/24/11||Groovin’ on the Green||$900|
|6/21/11||Big Brothers Big Sisters||$500|
|6/21/11||The Center for Family Solutions||$250|
|6/21/11||Shared Harvest Foodbank, Inc.||$250|
|6/21/11||Hamilton City Schools||$2,250|
|6/21/11||From Miracle League to Therapeutic Recreation, Inc.||$10,000|
|12/22/11||The Agora Center||$500|
|12/22/11||Fairfield Child Development Center||$500|
|12/22/11||Mercy Health Partners||$5,000|
|12/22/11||Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra||$1,000|
|2/29/12||Fairfield High School After Prom||$500|
|2/29/12||Friends of the Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries||$625|
|2/29/12||Fairfield Historical Society||$500|
|2/29/12||Annual Kiwanis Safety Fairfield Community Foundation||$1,000|
|7/3/12||Great Miami Valley YMCA – Fairfield YMCA Branch||$2,500|
|7/3/12||Hike for Hospice of Hamilton||$500|
|7/19/12||City of Fairfield (SMARTIES preschool)||$750|
|7/19/12||Big Brothers Big Sisters||$390|
|7/19/12||Impact a Hero||$500|
|7/19/12||A Kid Again||$500|
|7/19/12||One Way Farm||$500|
|7/19/12||Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton||$500|
|7/19/12||Make a Wish Foundation SW Ohio||$500|
|7/19/12||Sojourner Recovery Services||$1,500|
|7/19/12||Mercy Franciscan St. Raphael’s||$500|
Organizations that serve the citizens of Fairfield and Fairfield Township are welcome to apply for a grant from the Fairfield Community Foundation. Your organization must have 501 (c)( 3) nonprofit status with the IRS. We accept Grant Applications three times a year: January 15, May 15 and November 15.
The grant application, with accompanying instructions are availalble by clicking on image below and downloading the form.
If you have questions about our grant application, please contact the Foundation at 513- 829-6355.
A copy of the most recent Form 990 for the Fairfield Community Foundation can be obtained by clicking on the image below.
|2012 Annual Report|
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|2011 Annual Report|
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|2010 Annual Report|
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|2009 Annual Report|
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|2008 Annual Report|
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