Ross Community Foundation Nearing 2022 Fundraising Goal

November 30, 2022

Ross Community Foundation to Offer First Grants in 2023

Fundraising continues for local impact fund. 

Ross, OH – In July of this year the board members of the newly established Ross Community Foundation set a significant goal to raise $500,000 by the end of the year. By any standards, that is an aggressive goal. Today they are less than $150,000 from their goal in just 5 months time.

 “It’s been impressive watching the board work,” says John Guidugli, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation. “They thoroughly believe in their mission and have not wavered from their goal.” 

The Ross Community Foundation is an affiliate organization of the Hamilton Community Foundation. They have their own board and will make their own grants to the community but they have the benefit of Hamilton Community Foundation staff, procedures, guidance, etc. 

 “We have already reaped enormous benefits from our affiliation with Hamilton,” says Martha Mehl, Ross Community Foundation Board Chair “They have been super hands on and supportive of us.” 

The main message that RCF would like to convey to the Ross community is “Give Where You Live”, a concept that community foundations espouse regularly. When you give to your local community foundation your dollars stay local and community foundations are experts at managing and pooling donations for maximum impact. 

“What the Ross Community Foundation board is doing is securing the future of their community for generations to come. Their foresight is admirable and their love for their community is undeniable,” says Katie Braswell, Vice President of the Hamilton Community Foundation. 

The purpose of the $500,000 goal is so that the Board can make their first grant award in 2023. 

“We are eager to show the Ross community the impact that we can have, the difference we can make in local lives,” says Mehl. 

The Ross Community Foundation Board will be notifying local organizations about grant procedures in early 2023. 

Donations can be made online at

 Founded in 1951, The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has the largest collective impact on the quality of life in Hamilton, Ohio. By professionally managing more than 1,000 individual, family and corporate funds, as well as nonprofit agency endowments, the Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarships annually. HCF works to address new and emerging issues of community concern, while remaining focused on health and social issues, education and community revitalization. As the largest community foundation in Butler County, HCF is a public charity with $140 million in assets.