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Contact: 614/251-4000, Barbara Fant, 419/448-2169, Lee Martin


B.A. Seitz Fund Announces Grants

Columbus, OH (February 21, 2014)—The B.A. Seitz Fund has awarded 16 grants totaling $22,000 to organizations serving Seneca County.

  • Camp Fire USA Northwest Ohio Council—to provide general operating support for the youth program in Tiffin.
  • Christian Counseling Center—to support counseling services for youth in Tiffin.
  • Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment Inc.—to provide financial assistance formedication and supplies related to cancer for children who reside in Tiffin.
  • Fish of Tiffin—to provide food for disadvantaged families with children in Tiffin.
  • Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.—to purchase curriculum supplies for students in Tiffin. 
  • North Central Ohio Educational Service—to support the Poverty Stimulation Kit and Wraparound, Getting Ahead, and SMYLS programs. 
  • Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church—to support the Ecumenical Sharing Kitchen in honor of Leanne Wolff.
  • Seneca County Agency Transportation—to support passenger assistance to children who reside in Tiffin.
  • Sisters of St. Francis Convent—to provide scholarships for low-income youth.
  • The Salvation Army Corps of Tiffin, Ohio—to support the food pantry.
  • Tiffin Community YMCA Recreation Center—to support scholarships for low-income youth.
  • Tiffin-Seneca Public Library—to purchase Book Browser for the Jr. Library.
  • Tiffin-Seneca Teen Center—to provide special programming for Tiffin middle schoolers.
  • Tiffin-Seneca United Way, Inc.—to assist low-income families with children pay heating and water bills through the First Call for Help program.
  • Tiffin-Seneca United Way, Inc.—to provide Christmas toys for low-income youth in the Firemen’s Fund Toys for Christmas program.


The B.A. Seitz Fund of Community Foundations, Inc. benefits the education and well-being of youth residing in Tiffin, Ohio. A local advisory board comprised of five community members works in conjunction with First Call For Help to award vouchers for the school clothes program and allocates funds to the various organizations. B.A. Seitz, a native of Tiffin, left the area at an early age and made his fortune mining in Colorado. A bachelor, he died Aug. 2, 1939, and left bequests to a number of Tiffin-area institutions including churches, the hospital, and the trust from which this fund originated. For local information, contact Lee Martin at 419/448-2169.



About Community Foundations, Inc.

Community Foundations, Inc., was established in 1987 to enable donors to support nonprofit organizations primarily in the state of Ohio and beyond the central Ohio region. For more information, call 614/251-4000.


February 21, 2014