David and Kathy Bruns recently established the David and Kathy Bruns Fund at the Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF).
The Bruns’ will be added to the Baron Von Steuben Society, SCCF’s legacy society. To read more about the Bruns click here!
Steuben County’s youth pod (FIST) celebrated another successful year of philanthropy, grant making, and community service. This year, they organized a food drive that generated 4 truckloads of canned goods, a county-wide bone marrow drive, made Christmas cards with seniors at Cameron Woods, and taught middle school students about philanthropy. FIST also granted over $7,485 for local projects, and engaged 175 other youth in philanthropic activities. Congratulations to our hard-working youth pod members on a great year!
To honor the legacy of their parents after Rita's passing in 2017, a new scholarship has been established at Steuben County Community Foundation by the family of John and Rita Crimmins. The scholarship will support Angola High School graduates who are involved in Health Occupation Education courses and choose to pursue training for important health-related careers in nursing, nursing assistant, or nursing aid fields. John and Rita were active community members for many years, and Rita—a former nurse—created Angola’s vocational education program for health occupations. The John and Rita Crimmins Health Occupations Scholarship will be offered each year starting in Spring 2019. This scholarship will honor the legacy of two committed Angola residents and allow many students to gain valuable training for a fulfilling career of service in healthcare.
Steuben County Community Foundation has served as a community leader and champion for improving quality of life since 1991. We are committed to providing grant funds for exciting projects, sustaining support for essential services, awarding scholarships for students to receive higher education, and connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them.
Community Foundations are often referred to as one of the best kept secrets in their towns. This year we decided to spill the beans! At our 2018 Annual Meeting, we shared the community impact made through automatic grants to nonprofits from some of our funds every year. This included distributing grant checks of over $300,000 to more than 50 nonprofit organizations serving Steuben County!
You can download our 2018 Fact Sheet below and read the list of designated funds offering sustainable support for our local nonprofits.
Total Assets: $27, 633,000 ● 2018 Investment Return: 8.46% ● Gifts Received in 2018: $2,252,400 ● 257 Donors ● 464 Grants Totaling $2.02 Million