Adams County Community Foundation, Inc.
James Briggs, Jr. past ACCF Board member and past ACCF Finance
Our Mission: ‘Building partnerships between donors and community to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Adams County.’
Tax Status: The Adams County Community Foundation is classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; as "publicly supported" under Section 170b(1)(A)(vi); and as "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a)(1).
Assets (as of February 2018): $21.7 M
Contributions Received (in 2015): 1,500+ gifts / $1M
Bette Miller, past ACCF Board officer, shares: "Opportunities to give & ACCF Angel Funds"
Scholarships / Grants (2018): over $100,000 awarded for over 400 scholarship awards (please see 'Scholarship' tab for more information)
Governance: 14-member all-volunteer Board of Directors
(in 2018): 13+4 New BoD members: Adam Miller , president, Andrew Briggs, v.p.,
Cathy Stucky, treasurer, Becky Durbin, secretary, Audra Snyder, assistant secretary., Becky Cochran, Kathy Drake, Greg Fleming, Ray D. Gill, Mark Jahn, Kenny Ketzler, Fred Macke, Chris Pierce, Louise Ray, Sue Zurcher
In memory: Alice
Roger Thompson, DDS, Former ACCF Board president, shares: "ACCF 100+ Funds & Why to Give to the ACCF"
Staff: One full-time: Coni Mayer, executive director, (since 1999)
Three part-time: Deb Cook (since 2004), Erin Galloway and Nancee Linn (since 2017)
Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF)
works for our community: For the
- Support the individual’s charitable interests
- Receive the highest-available tax deduction
- Keep informed of the community’s changing needs
- Help donors make the best, informed decisions for their gift giving
Estate planner to provide:
- Informed advice to their clients
- Credible options for their clients
- Integrity and assure for their clients’ gift giving
- The ACCF works with donors during their lifetime to design a legacy plan that ensures their estate plans align with their charitable goals.
- The ACCF works with diligence to steward the philanthropic legacies of donors who have specific intentions for their funds.
- Convene nonprofit directors and staff to network and increase effectiveness
- Encourage collaborations to maximize the assistance for residents
- Strengthen the capacity of local nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions through granting and leadership training.
- Convening key leaders to address community issues
- Assemble the local nonprofit staff to sharing the wealth of expertise and problem solving approaches for our community needs
Grant and Scholarship Recipients: The ACCF
- Grant distributions are awarded four times a year (Jan., April, July, October)
- Scholarship distributions are awarded four times a year (February, June, October, November)
- Provides regular community announcements of distributions and due dates
- Provides updated applications available on the ACCF website
- Maintains an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use grant application form
- Maintains a comprehensive scholarship application form used by 40+ committees in efforts to provide a one-time application process for local high school students
- Provides a fair distribution of funds
- Upholds the wishes and instructions of the donors