The 2019 Lilly Endowment Scholarship Application is now available under the Scholarships tab.
2018 FCCF Scholarship Applications are now closed for the 2018 cycle. There may still be non-traditional scholarships available under the Scholarships tab.
Grant Applications are now closed for the 2018 grants cycle.
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Celebrating 20 Years of Giving and Giving Back!
Twenty years ago, in 1998, a small group of Franklin County visionaries began the building blocks of a community foundation in Franklin County. Through their efforts and dedication, the Franklin County Community Foundation, Inc. (FCCF) was established.
The Concept of a Community Foundation is as ingenious as it is simple - it is a means to build, over time, substantial endowment funds for a community through contributions. Because these contributions are endowed, they are never spent. Instead, they are permanently invested to produce income. The income earned is then used to help meet the community's charitable needs. Gifts to a Community Foundation benefit the community forever. The FCCF currently has 136 endowment funds and that number continues to grow.
Through the years, the FCCF has played an important role in improving Franklin County. In fact, through grant and scholarship programs, the FCCF has reinvested more than $6.4 million in the county. The Foundation has awarded 34 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. It has selected 765 individual FCCF scholarship recipients, granting more than $447,000 from scholarship endowments created and funded by the community. Funding from FCCF grants has provided more than $2.3 million for countywide projects focusing on such things as community centers, school renovations, fire departments, historical projects, canal trails and libraries. Grants have also been made for blue-bird boxes, recycling bins, playground equipment, youth basketball uniforms, high school band uniforms and cemetery maintenance. The list goes on and on. Nearly every citizen in Franklin County has been touched or will be touched in the future by the FCCF.
Throughout the year, the FCCF will be celebrating this milestone. We hope to highlight 20 years of giving and giving back to Franklin County!