MUSKINGUM COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Zanesville, OH   |  http://www.mccf.org

Mission

The Mission of the Muskingum County Community Foundation is to improve quality of life in the community by nurturing opportunities and serving needs through collaboration and philanthropy.

Ruling year info

1986

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Wagner

Main address

534 Putnam Avenue

Zanesville, OH 43701 USA

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EIN

31-1147022

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is focused on providing grant dollars and support in four cornerstone areas within our community: Education, Wellness & Recreation, Economic Vitality, and Arts & Culture. We envision Muskingum County's quality of life attracting organizations and people to pursue their dreams and practice their passions.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Central

Scholarship Central is designed to provide students and their families information about continuing their education beyond high school. Trained staff offer assistance in identifying colleges and programs that match a student's interests; search for financial aid; and offer step-by-step guidance through the admissions and financial aid process.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

The Muskingum County Community Foundation awards grants each year for a wide array of projects that serve the entire population of Muskingum County. Our grant-making priorities are given to programs and initiatives that support education, wellness and recreation, economic vitality, and arts and culture. We also provide capital improvement grants.

We offer resources to nonprofits in our community to strengthen their overall capacity, serve the community more effectively, and collaborate more meaningfully.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Youth Foundation (CYF) is a component fund of the Muskingum County Community Foundation. Members of the Community Youth Foundation are selected from area high schools and meet monthly during the school year. They distribute grants to youth service groups, select local scholarship recipients, and work on leadership activities. Members also participate in service projects throughout the year to improve the quality of life for youth in Muskingum County.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Charity Navigator Four Star Charity 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Philanthropy Ohio 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of One on One contacts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1/3 are new contacts

Number of hours of job-related continuing education completed by staff

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of endowed funds under management

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes nonprofit groups, individuals/families, and endowed scholarships

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is focused on:
1) Engaging the community
2) Focusing resources on community impact
3) Building assets and serving donors
4) Enhancing performance

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is working to accomplish our goals by:
1) Defining and developing a strong value proposition
2) Establishing collaborative presences in the community via Cornerstone opportunities
3) Increase the amount of grants awarded in response to requests from the community
4) Establishing nonprofit support program for Muskingum County
5) Enhancing donor services
6) Growing financial support for operations of the Foundation
7) Nurturing a culture of philanthropy
8) Evaluating and enhancing operational processes

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is skilled at convening partners to necessitate successful outcomes and securing funds where needed. We have an expert, dedicated staff committed to our vision, mission and values and have decades of knowledge and insight about Muskingum County's needs and the nonprofit organizations we support. We have dedicated donors willing to collaborate to address needs in the community. Lastly, we have a dedicated board of trustees who guide the work of the Foundation and ensure we improve efficiency and set clear, attainable goals.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation continues to monitor and meet our organizational goal objectives year after year. Through our program and initiatives, we will continue to monitor the needs of our community and dedicate resources toward our vision of attracting organizations and people who pursue their dreams and practice their passions.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Residents and organizations within Muskingum County

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MUSKINGUM COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Wilson

Brenton Baker

Adam Barclay

Bo Coconis

Karla Frye

Barbara Hansen

Susan Holdren

Megan Durst

Tracy Elich

Lisa Karling

Chris Olney

Al Iacovone

Josh Joseph

Maryjane Shackelford

Eva Sieber

AJ Patel

John Sun

Alton Thompson

Jim Wilson

Geraldine Zylinsky

Tom Poorman

John Saunders

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/16/2022,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/16/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.