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What is the Fairfield Community Foundation?

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 twelve 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:

John Brunner

Chair

Kathleen Michitti

 Secretary

Michael Delehanty

Treasurer

Diane Ruder

President (Interim)

Dan Hare

 

Steve Smith

 

Todd Taylor

 

Fred M. Valerius

 

Steve Wolterman

 

 
Staff Members include:

Diane Ruder, CFRE, president, and Leslie Heaton, administrative assistant

Grants Made by The Fairfield Community Foundation

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

3/7/2014 Badin High School After Prom 300
3/7/2014 Center for Family Solutions – Express Yourself Program 1,000
3/7/2014 The Agora Center 1,000
3/7/2014 Fairfield Child Development Center, Inc. 700
3/7/2014 Fairfield Footlighters 1,000
12/27/2013 Mercy Franciscan at St. Raphael’s 500
12/27/2013 One Way Farm 500
12/27/2013 Impact a Hero 500
12/27/2013 A Kid Again 500
12/27/2013 Make A Wish Foundation of SW Ohio 500
12/27/2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters 500
12/27/2013 Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton 500
12/27/2013 The Salvation Army Hamilton Corps 500
12/27/2013 Fairfield High School Tempo Club 500
8/27/2013 Butler County Special Olympics (Bocce ball court) 5,000
8/27/2013 SELF - The Butler County Microenterprise Program 1,000
8/27/2013 Butler County Special Olympics 500
8/27/2013 Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields 10,000
8/8/2013 Emergency Money Fund of Butler Co. 1,000
5/1/2013 Primary Health Solutions for the Dental Care for Underserved Children in Butler County 5,000
5/1/2013 City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation- Robin Lacy concert 900
5/1/2013 North College Hill Elementary PTA 2,000
2/26/2013 Fairfield High School After Prom 500
2/26/2013 Badin High School After Prom 300
2/26/2013 Center for Family Solutions – Express Yourself Program 1,000
2/26/2013 Kiwanis of Fairfield Safety Fair 750
2/26/2013 Building Men and Women For Others Event 10,000
12/19/2012 Sacred Heart 750
12/19/2012 City of Fairfield – SMARTIES Daycare Program 395
12/19/2012 Fairfield Child Development Center, Inc. 390
12/19/2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters 500
12/19/2012 Impact a Hero 500
12/19/2012 A Kid Again 500
12/19/2012 One Way Farm 500
12/19/2012 Boys & Girls Club of Hamilton 500
12/19/2012 The Salvation Army Hamilton Corps 500
12/19/2012 Make A Wish Foundation of SW Ohio 500
12/19/2012 Sojourner Recovery Services, Inc. 1,500
12/19/2012 Mercy Franciscan at St. Raphael’s 500
7/3/2012 Great Miami Valley YMCA – Fairfield YMCA Branch 2,500
7/3/2012 Hike for Hospice of Hamilton 500
2/29/2012 Fairfield High School After Prom 500
2/29/2012 Friends of the Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries 625
2/29/2012 Fairfield Historical Society 500
2/29/2012 Annual Kiwanis Safety Fair 1,000
12/22/2011 The Agora Center 500
12/22/2011 Fairfield Child Development Center 500
12/22/2011 Mercy Health Partners 15,000
12/22/2011 Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra 1,000
8/17/2011 Beavercreek Schools 500
6/21/2011 Big Brothers Big Sisters 500
6/21/2011 Fairfield Footlighters 500
6/21/2011 The Center for Family Solutions 250
6/21/2011 Shared Harvest Foodbank, Inc. 250
6/21/2011 Lifespan 250
6/21/2011 Hamilton City Schools 2,250
6/21/2011 From Miracle League to Therapeutic Recreation, Inc. 10,000
6/21/2011 Civitan 1,000
5/24/2011 Groovin’ on the Green (Fairfield Parks Dept.) 900
4/11/2011 Fairfield High School Afterprom 150
4/8/2011 Lane Libraries (Bookshelves for children’s books) 820
2/23/2011 Sacred Heart Boy Scout Troop 967 150
1/31/2011 Cincinnati Christian Schools 6,060
1/21/2011 JNCEF Character Award (North Oldham Middle School) 500
9/2/2010 North End Citizens for Community Action (Reds Rookie Success League) 500
8/27/2010 Miami University-Hamilton Women’s Initiative – “The Blind Side” event 1,000
8/18/2010 Partners in Prime 2,500
6/22/2010 North End Citizens for Community Action (Reds Rookie Success League) 1,000
3/8/2010 Cincinnati Christian Schools (Scholarship Grant) 6,340
2/12/2010 Crystal Classic – FFHS 150
2/12/2010 Performance Training Complex – FFHS 412
1/28/2010 Performance Training Complex – FFHS 1,029
1/28/2010 Cincinnati Christian Schools 2,880
12/10/2009 Performance Training Complex – FFHS 8,079
10/21/2009 Miracle League 2,500
7/30/2009 Community Grants Consortium 500
7/29/2009 Hamilton City Schools (for Character Education) 5,000
5/7/2009 Cincinnati Christian 3,015
4/28/2009 Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.) 900
3/3/2009 Fairfield Senior High School Afterprom 500
3/3/2009 Crayons to Computers 500
2/12/2009 Sacred Heart Boy Scout Troop 967 250
12/16/2008 Timber Hill Restoration Coalition 500
12/16/2008 J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation 500
9/25/2008 Fairfield Senior High School Tempo Club – Band Uniforms 5,000
8/5/2008 Cincinnati Christian Schools  2,395
6/30/2008 Lindenwald United Methodist Church 2,325
6/30/2008 American Heritage Girls  750
6/30/2008 Fairfield North Elementary Reading Program (from the Library Fund) 1,500
6/30/2008 YWCA/Fairfield East  1,500
6/30/2008 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program 1,500
6/30/2008 Red Cross Alarm Distribution Program 1,500
6/30/2008 Project ART Program at the City of Fairfield CommunityArts Center 1,500
4/17/2008 Groovin’ on the Green Concert (Fairfield Parks Dept.) 1,100
3/20/2008 Educated Parents Healthy Families 1,200
3/20/2008 CASA (Court Approved Special Advocates) 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
1/17/2008 Sojourner Concert Series 2,000
1/4/2008 Fairfield High School After Prom 1,000
1/4/2008 J. Kyle Braid Leadership Fund 1,000
1/4/2008 One Way Farm Pet Therapy Barn 1,500
1/4/2008 Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Fairfield 1,000
1/4/2008 Animal Friends Humane Society (spay/neuter program) 2,000
12/20/2007 Lindenwald United Methodist Church 2,325
9/19/2007 Lindenwald United Methodist Church 2,325
6/20/2007 JNCEF Character Award (Beavercreek Elementary) 500
6/20/2007 John Engle Christian Counseling Center 2,000
5/23/2007 JNCEF Grant for Fairfield High School After Prom 250
5/23/2007 Fairfield High School Tempo Club 250
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
1/20/2007 Fairfield Athletic Training Complex (Pass Through) 80,000
12/20/2006 Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts 1,000
12/20/2006 SIDNE (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience) for City of Fairfield Police Dept. 16,800
12/20/2006 Sojourner Concert Series 1,500
9/20/2006 JNCEF Character Books 2,000
7/20/2006 JNCEF Rally “Building Men and Women for Others” 24,433
6/14/2006 Connex Group 2,000
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
5/23/2006 JNCEF Freedom Elementary Character Award 500
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
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
9/21/2005 CommunityArts Center Art Program 1,000
7/21/2005 JNCEF Building Men for Others Character Rally 20,000
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
4/21/2004 JNCEF Teacher In-Service 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
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
9/26/2001 Mending Hearts 500

 

 

 

 

How to Apply for a Fairfield Community Foundation Grant

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.

GrantAppClick on this image to download a grant application

The Federal Government requires all 501(c)3non-profit organizations to file Federal Form 990 each year.

A copy of the most recent Form 990 for the Fairfield Community Foundation can be obtained by clicking on the image below.

Frm990 Click here to view FORM 990