Creating a Fund

Through the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation you may create a charitable legacy tailored to your specific needs and interests.

  • A fund may be established with a contribution of cash, securities, or other property.
  • The foundation offers seven distinct types of funds: unrestricted, field of interest, designated, scholarship, organization endowment, donor advised, or administrative fund.
  • Name the fund. You may choose any name you wish for your fund, your own or that of your family, a friend, or an organization.
  • You may take a tax deduction at the time the gift is made.

The Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation is able to assist you by:

  • Managing the fund, overseeing its investment, and maintaining tax records.
  • Filing federal and state tax returns and provides an independent audit.
  • Assuring that grants are always awarded in the name of your fund, a lasting symbol of your caring.
  • Issuing regular financial reports to donor on the status of the fund.

For additional information about creating a fund, please e-mail or call the Foundation at 419-733-0568.

Detailed Fund List & Descriptions | Types of Funds | Fund Requirements

Local Funds

The Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation has a group of local funds dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of individuals or groups with diverse interests and objectives. Each of these endowed funds was established for the purpose of supporting certain kinds of events or activities in our community. Some of them are associated with nonprofit organizations that seek support from the community for their special projects. Others were established by individuals who want the earnings from their endowed fund to be used for specific purposes. These endowed funds are invested with the Fifth Third Trust Co. for investment purposes, but the local nonprofit organization decides annually what grants to give. Grants awarded from individually endowed accounts are decided by the Foundation’s Trustees.

Types of Funds

The funds under the umbrella of the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation are the following:

Auglaize County Cattlemen Association Advised Fund
Auglaize County Public Library System Endowment Fund
Berg Family Advised Fund
Community Fund
Mark A. Coomer Memorial Fund
Mark Coomer Memorial Bass Club Fund
Cridersville Community Fund
Downtown Parkway Project Fund
Jim and Ruth Emrick Advised Fund
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 691 Community Parks Fund
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 691 Wapakoneta Family YMCA Fund
Paul E. Fisher, Sr. & Albert W. Winterman Harmon Field Facility Fund
Freytag Family Advised Fund
Keith Froning Bicycle Safety Helmet Fund
Jason C. Kline Memorial Advised Fund
James & Janet Stroh Donor Advised Fund
G & M Sheipline Advised Fund
Ty Garrett Miller Memorial Fund
Mary E. Kent Advised Fund
Lyle Kiser Conservation Education Trust Fund
Marian Rudd City Park Fund
Rudd/Yocum Auglaize County Historical Society Fund
Rudd/Naylor Cridersville Historical Society Fund
Naylor/Rudd Fairmont Cemetery Fund
Arthur and Marian Rudd for The First United Methodist Church of Wapakoneta Fund
Rudd/Yocum for the Wapakoneta Family YMCA
Marian Yocum Rudd Allen County Historical Fund
Pilot’s Purpose Donor Advised
Richard A. & Mary L. Lowry Endowment Funds
William Camper Donor Advised
Park Development Fund
Ferald L. Ritchie Rotary Advised Fund
Jeny Roettger Memorial Fund
William H. Saum Memorial Fund
Heather Jane Schaub Memorial Fund
Fred Paul Schneider Memorial Advised Fund
School Library Fund
Wapak Recreation Inc. Advised Fund
Wapakoneta Community Thanksgiving Dinner Fund
Wapakoneta YMCA Endowment Fund
Wapakoneta Family YMCA Investment in Youth Fund
Wapakoneta Shady Parks Advised Fund
Wapakoneta Women’s Club Advised Fund

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