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Steuben County Community Foundation Celebrates A Year of Grantmaking
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Although most people celebrate New Year's in the winter, SCCF enjoyed the sunny skies that accompanied the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2020.

This past year, SCCF granted $1.14 million to the community from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Some donors have specific organizations or causes they love to support, and approximately 75% of our grants are awarded with a donor’s defined intent in mind. However, some donors have a general love for the community and want the flexibility of supporting a variety of organizations as the needs in Steuben County change over time. They choose to support SCCF’s unrestricted grantmaking, meaning 25% of our grants are made possible by donors who trust us to assess the current needs in our community and find ways to make a difference. SCCF uses a committee of local volunteers to represent perspectives from throughout Steuben County, reviewing grant applications and making recommendations to the SCCF board of directors for this unrestricted grantmaking. SCCF's unrestricted grantmaking fund is known as the Spirit of Community Fund.

In the past year, SCCF granted $173,989 from the Spirit of Community Fund to 31 organizations that meet a variety of needs in the community.

As of the end of June, the Steuben County Disaster Response Fund has awarded $84,190 to 10 nonprofits in Steuben County who have been affected by COVID-19. These grants were awarded through a funding partnership with the Steuben County United Way. A more detailed update on the Disaster Response Fund will be provided in August 2020.



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