About Us

PURPOSE OF THE GALION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Foundation was organized January 15, 1957. Its purpose was, and still is, to afford a vehicle for those of modest as well as greater means to make gifts, devises, and bequests to provide financial assistance toward meeting various area needs such as charitable, educational, cultural, scientific, and recreational endeavors.

WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR COMMUNITY

The Galion Community Foundation (GCF) is a permanent, charitable foundation established to improve the quality of life for the area citizens. The foundation is designed to assist youth and recreational activities, education, health and human services, the arts, cultural and civic programs, environmental improvement projects, and other valuable area activities and services. The GCF is a vehicle by which individuals, groups, and corporations may channel contributions to be efficiently used for the benefit of the entire area. The Foundation will make distributions in accordance with the donors wishes to those organizations or entitities which best meet the purposes of the Foundation. Annually the Foundation distributes over $80,000.

 

Galion Public Library is supported in part by GCF grants

 

FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE GALION COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Grants

  • General Fund and 1973 Newman Fund

Specified Endowments

  • United Commercial Travelers Fund Council #476 of Galion for Waycraft School in Bucyrus, Ohio
  • Ruth Ann Duvall Fund for the Galion Community Center
  • Virginia Boyd Shafer Fund for the Galion Community Center-YMCA
  • James Melvin Boyer Memorial Fund for the Galion Public Library
  • New Washington Towne Band Fund for the New Washington Towne Band
  • Galion Community Theatre Fund

Pass-Through Funds

GCF administers the New Washington Towne Band fund

  • Synergy Fund for Connections Weekend Project
  • Come Home to Galion
  • Galion Tiger Alumni Band
  • Galion Community Chorus
  • Galion-Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail
  • Galion Gardens/Education and Sustainability Center
  • Preserving Galion's History, LLC
  • East Park Renovation Project
  • Getting Ahead Crawford County
  • Galion Alumni Association
  • Crawford County Helping Hands

Scholarships

    • Ethel Volk Koeckert Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
    • Edna Price Beck Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
    • The Martha C. Wheatcraft Presidential Classroom Fund for GCH graduates
    • Carter Scholarship Funds
      • The A.M. Carter Memorial Scholarship for graduates of Pioneer Career and Technology Center
      • The Miller Carter Memorial Scholarship for graduates of any high school
      • The Miller Carter Memorial Scholarship at North Central State College for any high school graduate

GCF receives and distributes funds for the Galion Community Theatre

  • Phillip Bunyard Memorial Scholarship Fund for GCH graduates
  • Galion High School Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
  • Bils-Frombaugh Scholarship Fund for a Wynford High School FFA student
  • Galion High School Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
  • The GCF General Scholarship Fund (originated with the Paul and Alice Klehm Trust) for a GHS graduate
  • William Nevin Carmel and Mary Carmel Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
  • Kevin Cass Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
  • William H. Dameron/GHS Football Scholarship for GHS graduates
  • Crawford County 4-H Equestrian Scholarship Fund for Crawford County 4-H Equestrian member
  • Fox Family Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates and Pioneer graduates
  • M.J. Bradfield Scholarship Fund for GHS graduates
  • Galion Jaycee's Senator's Scholarship for GHS graduates
  • George and Eunice Ronk Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
  • William F. Unckrich Education Foundation Fund
  • Juanita Wagner Scholarship