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The Fairfield County Foundation, a community foundation, was established in 1989 in Lancaster, Ohio as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation to serve the entire community. The Foundation was established in order to afford an opportunity for individuals and others to financially assist non-profit organizations within our community.
Fairfield County Foundation is responsible for both restricted and unrestricted funds. Restricted funds have specific directions, which were given at the time the fund was established, and the Board of Trustees may only approve grants in accordance to the donors’ direction. In addition, there are unrestricted and field of interest funds, which may be used to respond to community grant applications.
Fairfield County Foundation encourages 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Fairfield County area to partner with the foundation in meeting its mission and to apply for assistance through Foundation grants when appropriate. The partnering organization should be located in Fairfield County or be able to demonstrate that a significant number of people or clients served by the organization reside in Fairfield County.