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According to a national study,* the Middletown Community Foundation was:


• the No. 1 most active community foundation in Ohio, which has 80 community foundations!


• the No. 21 most active foundation in the United States, which has more than 750

community foundations! (Our fourth year in a row to make the national top 100!)


• ranked for the first year ever in the top100 for per capita giving, at No. 59, with

approximately $44 in gifts received per resident we serve in our communities.


In 2014, we:


• had charitable assets of more than $29 million as of March 31 were an all-time high

for our 38-year history!


• For the first time ever, we will award more than $1 million in college scholarships

during one single year, maintaining our position as one of the state’s largest

independent scholarship foundations!


• awarded our largest-ever scholarship of $100,000 ($25,000 per year for four

years) to a deserving area student!


• distributed nearly 100,000 books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

to over 5,000 children in Madison, Monroe, Trenton, and Middletown, and now books are available to Franklin children age 0-5 thanks to MCF’s Women Enriching Lives raising over $15,000 at their Let

Imagination Bloom event in April.


• supported local charities with quarterly grants through a competitive application

process to the tune of about $500,000 per year, and it provides between $1 million and

$2 million a year in restricted grants where donors have designated specific charities to

receive the contributions.


• helped 31 high school students from our service area work throughout the year

researching the needs of youth organizations with the goal of making actual grants to

worthy causes as our MCF Youth Council.




• Your membership and additional gifts to MCF throughout the year directly support

our operations and thus all of the programs and services of the Foundation.


• Less than half of one percent of the people we serve joins us in this effort as members.


• Approximately 80 percent of our overhead—including all of our personnel costs and

fundraising expenditures—is covered by a 1 percent administrative fee that our

charitable funds contribute toward our operating expenses. However, that leaves

20 percent that must be raised through our annual giving and membership campaign to

ensure that our staff has the basic equipment and materials needed to do the work we do as our state’s most active community foundation to positively impact the lives of everyone in Franklin, Madison, Monroe, Trenton, and Middletown.


Now you know...


How important you are in helping connect people who care with causes that matter.

We simply can’t do it without you! Please go online and join or make a gift today!




*Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size: 2014 Top 100 Lists


Released April 22, 2014, by CF Insights, a Boston,

Mass.-based foundation research and analysis

organization, in partnership with the Council on Foundations
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Middletown, Ohio 45042