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Nonprofit Spotlight: Fremont Youth and Community Outreach

Fremont Youth and Community Outreach, also known as FYCO, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Fremont. They operate as a food pantry, but their mission goes beyond addressing hunger. Melissa Higbee, executive director, shared, “Our goal is to stand alongside them as friends and neighbors. We want to see people and help equip them …

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SCCF Announces 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Finalists

The six 2021 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar finalists have been selected by the Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF). After reviewing 14 highly competitive applications from the schools serving Steuben County, the committee named six finalists to continue with the four-step selection process. Hannah Conley, Areeba Kazi, Gage King, Joel Knox, Mary “Katie” Smith, and Madelyn …

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2020 Annual Meeting

SCCF decided to hold our annual meeting virtually this year. We created this short video to give you a recap of our Fiscal Year 2020 and share a few things we’re excited about for next year!

SCCF Awards More Than $320,000 in Grants

This year, nonprofits in Steuben County have faced new financial challenges. Canceled and postponed fundraising events disrupted their anticipated cash flows. Some individuals lost jobs, making it difficult to donate as generously. In the midst of this challenging time, SCCF was able to award more than $320,000 in grants to 74 organizations through donor-established designated …

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Graduating FIST Members

This year, two members of Forever Improving Steuben County Together, the youth philanthropy branch of Steuben County Community Foundation, are graduating from high school. Sydney, one of the graduating seniors, shared that FIST wasn’t “just a bunch of teenagers helping out in the community.” FIST shows “how the youth could come together for the greater …

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