Our Mission and Vision


The Yellow Springs Community Foundation is a public charitable foundation established to benefit the community of Yellow Springs and Miami Township in Ohio. It began in 1974, and after 40 years of charitable work has assets of more than $10,000,000. Funds come primarily from three sources: the Annual Campaign fund drive, bequests, and memorial gifts.

Entrusted with the responsibility of enhancing community life, we are a catalyst and resource for local charitable giving and grant making. Our mission is to enhance community life by supporting a broad array of activities. These include helping the elderly, the young, the sick, and the socially disadvantaged; promoting the arts and other cultural activities; promoting scientific research; providing scholarships; supporting public recreation, conservation, and environmental improvement.

“My family and I have received the gifts of a protected environment, music, caring, education, friendship, drama, and all kinds of other non-financial gifts from Community Foundation-supported projects over the years. Providing the base for continuing to improve community life by giving to the Community Foundation is a priority for us. Join us!”– Ray Schiff