Our Mission

...To enhance and strengthen the quality of life for citizens of Greater Fairfield.

The Fairfield Community Foundation was incorporated in 1999 as a not for profit by a group of dedicated Fairfield and Fairfield Township residents. Since then, we have grown to hold over $4 million in assets. We are here "For good. Forever. For Fairfield."

We provide a way for those who care about our community to impact it positively through permanent and growing assets to respond to area needs. Through us, caring people fund scholarships, programs, and projects to benefit:

  • education;
  • arts and culture;
  • character education;
  • historic preservation;
  • parks, beautification and recreation;
  • seniors, youth and those with disabilities in Fairfield and Fairfield Township.

We connect those who care about our community with those with needs.

We offer donors a wide variety of tax-deductible options to participate in the future development of our community through charitable gifts. We are here to make a positive impact on Greater Fairfield.

We work to strengthen our area by enabling people to create charitable funds addressing a wide range of interests. Basically, we help people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about. 

Community Foundations are independent, public charities created by and for the people of a local area. We steward philanthropic resources from institutional and individual donors to community-based organizations. 

Grants are issued from the Community Foundation's unrestricted endowments using a competitive application process three times a year. Any nonprofit organization that serves Fairfield or Fairfield Township residents may apply. In addition, more than $100,000 is given each year in the form of educational scholarships for area students to continue their education. Other funds are held for the benefit of specific organizations and grants are made to them each year. Donors may also establish Donor Advised Funds, where they retain the right to recommend which charities receive grants from those funds. Establishing a new fund (with a minimum $5,000 gift) or donating any amount to an existing fund is easy!

You may set up a fund to help our community. Simply contact the Foundation. We will work with you to develop a fund that will address the needs that are meaningful to you. It's a simple process that takes little time, but the impact you will make can go on forever. Call 513.829.6355 or email ronda@fairfieldcommunityfoundation.org for further information.

The Foundation has oversight from a Board of Trustees which has legal and fiduciary control over all contributions received. We have adopted appropriate gift and fund acceptance policies that insure that all gifts and funds are overseen with care and handled in keeping with National Standards.