Ottawa County Community Foundation awards grants for Rapid Response Effort

May 14, 2020 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Christy’s Corner Cafe, in Elmore, delivered breakfast items for 100 residents and health care workers at Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, thanks to its grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation.

COVID-19 has turned our world upside down in countless ways in a matter of weeks. In response to these challenging times, the Ottawa County Community Foundation (OCCF) initiated a Rapid Response effort to help with emergency assistance around the county.

The OCCF is pleased to announce its first round of grants to support the many Ottawa County non-profits responding to this crisis. A total of $8,850 has been distributed to seven organizations, including: OC Family Advocacy Center – Food, cleaning supplies, masks for grandparent led families; Seed Faith Missions Food Pantry – Food purchases; Vineyard on Catawba – Personal Protective Equipment; Salvation Army – Food and aid for families in need; Engaging Opportunities: Christy’s Corner Café – Food and beverages for health care facility workers and residents; Port Clinton Firefighters Association – Personal Protective Equipment; Bistro 163 – Meals for families in need.

OCCF plans to continue to make the much-needed grants as funding becomes available. Please join us in helping those in Ottawa County impacted by this crisis. Individual donors, companies, and other organizations may give online at or send a check to Ottawa County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 36, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.

Please indicate “Rapid Response” in the memo line. Donations of any amount are welcomed, and all contributions are tax-deductible. The OCCF invites non-profit organizations seeking emergency funds during this crisis to apply for a Rapid Response grant. Download the application from our website at

In 2019, the Ottawa County Community Foundation distributed over $483,000 in grants and scholarships. Since its beginning in 1999, OCCF has distributed over $5.4 million, and ended 2019 with assets of $8.8 million. For more information about grants, scholarships, or updates about the Community Foundation, visit the website

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