Community Funds

Since 2001 the Pickaway County Community Foundation has been connecting community members, families, businesses, nonprofits and other partners to strengthen Pickaway County through philanthropy. The Pickaway County Community Foundation and its donors have created a wide range of community funds to help do this. These funds are our opportunity to bring individuals together to support the Foundation and other common causes in our county.

These funds were created by the vision and commitment of the community and supporting them promises a brighter future for our county.

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The Fund for Tomorrow

The Pickaway County Community Foundation is a vehicle through which important steps are taken every day to ensure that the level of education, leadership, and agriculture growth in our county continues to rise and the needs of our community are being met. This fund allows the ability to serve the community and provide ongoing information that is necessary to keep our citizens updated through staffing and frequent communication from PCCF.

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The Pickaway County Community Foundation Fund

This fund was created to support the community grant making of the Pickaway County Community Foundation. This was the first endowed fund of the Foundation and it continues to make an impact in the county.

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Pickaway Agriculture and Event Center

This fund was created to support the revitalization of the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. This endowment fund will accept donations of any size and the donations will be used to update the fairgrounds so that it will be modern, functional, and a safe facility that can be used year round. The mission of this fund is “Honoring Our Heritage, Supporting Our Youth, Providing For The Future.” For more information about this project, please visit

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Pickaway Addiction Action Coalition

PAAC’s mission is to develop, implement, evaluate and sustain Pickaway county-wide efforts to prevent drug abuse, addiction, overdose, and death for our citizens. Our goal is to end addiction in Pickaway County by 2020.

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Mike Harrison Park Fund

Mike Harrison was a founding board member and a visionary leader for Pickaway County who passed away in 2004. This fund was established to honor his memory and to support the development and maintenance of the Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park in Circleville. This permanent endowment fund has received hundreds of gifts from community members and continues to support the park.

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Ruth Neff D.A.R.E. Support Fund

Ruth Neff/D.A.R.E. Support Fund has been created to honor the work of Ruth Neff, who served as Pickaway County Commissioner and was instrumental in the establishment of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in Pickaway County Schools in 1990. The goal of the fund is to create a permanent, flexible, community driven funding source for the D.A.R.E. program. It is the hope of the fund organizers that community gifts and donations would be used to fund the materials needed to educate the youth at our local schools.

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Ways to Give

Thank you for your consideration to donate. There are many easy ways to make a tax deductible gift to PCCF or any of the funds listed above. We are happy to have your support to continue our efforts that secures our community’s bright future. See below for more details.

Make a Gift Online

All online credit card payment donations are processed and collected by the Pickaway County Community Foundations partner, the Columbus Foundation. All financial donations made through the Columbus Foundation for Pickaway County Community Foundation are used in, by and for Pickaway County.

Gifts by Check

Please include a completed Giving for the Future form with your check or money order.

Please make payable to:
Pickaway County Community Foundation
770 North Court Street,
Circleville, OH 43113

Please include the name of the fund you are supporting in the memo field. If making a general donation, please write Pickaway County Community Foundation Fund.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock can include individual stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares. We will work with your financial planner to help bring your charitable goals to life with a plan that maximizes your tax benefits. Giving shares of appreciated stock, mutual funds, bonds, and other securities often translate to significant tax benefits. Generally, you can deduct contributions of appreciated shares held for more than one year at market value, regardless of cost basis. You do not typically incur any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

PCCF can help you with the process to gift your stock through a financial representative. 

Gifts of Real Estate

Your gift of real estate will make a difference in the future of Pickaway County, and your options are surprisingly flexible. You may be able to make a gift of an entire piece of property or a remainder interest in a personal residence or farm – all with tax benefits to you. Typically, the full fair market value of your property is deductible as a charitable contribution but talk to your financial advisor for guidance.

PCCF has experience in real estate gifts and can assist in a process that makes it beneficial to all involved. 

Honor & Memorial Gifts

Honor the memory of a family member, friend, or beloved community member with a memorial gift to the Pickaway County Community Foundation in their name. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate and continue a loved one’s legacy.

Whether you want to begin a fund or make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one, PCCF is able to help you with that and sends acknowledgements to the honoree or their family.

Gift Planning

Planned gifts empower you to make a significant impact on Pickaway County while maintaining your financial flexibility. Planning an estate gift allows you to leave a legacy of generosity that will last well beyond your lifetime.

PCCF works with you and your professional advisor to create a letter of intent that outlines the specifics of how you would like your planned gift handled to continue that legacy beyond your lifetime.