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Our History

Serving our Community since 1998

The Sandusky County Communities Foundation is a public charitable organization created by the citizens of our community to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the Sandusky County area.  The Foundation works to build a permanent endowment which is used to support a variety of charitable programs designed to address the current and emerging needs of local residents.

Take a look at this video that showcases how the SCCF got started.

1998 - Sandusky County Communities Foundation Fund, in partnership with the Columbus Foundation, was announced April 17, 1998 at a ceremony at the Hayes Center.


2008 - Received our own 501c3 designation and supported our first community projects with $25,000 donations to Terra State Community College and Fremont Area Foundation. 


2009 - Started Annual Community Grant Program.


2012 - Hired first paid staff (part-time director) and moved into first physical office space.


2014 - Added the Youth Division, by partnering with Building Community Together. 


2017 - First Fund was moved from Columbus Foundation making all funds 100% local and fully realizing the goals set in 1998.


2022 - Surpassed the One-Million-Dollar mark with the Community Grant Program!

2023 - Hired first full-time director and celebrated 25 years!



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