ZANESVILLE – MCCF makes 2019 Annual Report available.
Residents can now see the projects that saw success thanks to funding from the organization
The Foundation works with endowment funds that have been established through estate plans. This money benefits organizations like the Carr Center, Eastside Community Ministry, and Christ’s Table each year. MCCF Chief Executive Officer Brian Wagner talked about what else can be seen in the report.
“We report on the dollars that come from our spring grant competition and, again, you get groups like the Alfred S. Carr Center and you get groups like Habitat for Humanity; one of the projects we’re involved in. We’ve been able to help Habitat support a joint program between themselves and Mid-East Career and Technologies Center where students are coming and working on the houses and these dollars sort of help support the building of that house and then the real world experience that the kids from Mid-East get as they come from the carpentry program and come and work on those homes,” Wagner said.
Although there is an extensive and diverse list of organizations than benefit from the funding provided by the Community Foundation, MCCF has done its due diligence to be sure that any group that is found in the 2019 annual report has put this money to good use.
“That’s one of our strong suits at the Community Foundation is we try to go through and vet as closely and as often as possible the organizations that receive grants so the dollars that have been given are used for the purposes that they’re needed to be used for. That’s why we work with other organizations across the state, across the country, to sort of evaluate the grant recipients to make sure that the dollars that they’re using are going to what the donor’s intent is,” Wagner said.
The report can be found on MCCF.org. There will also be limited number of printed editions made and if anyone is interested in having a copy of that, they are encouraged to e-mail the Foundation from its website.