About the Foundation

A group of dedicated volunteers has formed an educational foundation whose goal will be to enhance educational opportunities for Southern Columbia Area’s students and staff. The group’s 501 (c) (3) paperwork filed in February 2017 has been approved and it is now recognized as a nonprofit organization known as the Southern Columbia Community Foundation. The SCCF has begun to hold regular board and committee meetings and has been devoting much time planning and implementing initiatives which will benefit Southern Columbia Area’s educational programs.

Foundation Board Members: Mick Fleming, Curt Jones, Al Lonoconus, Conrad Schuerch, Gail Zambor Schuerch, Pam Yeager, Donna Laub, Paul Caputo and John Yocum.
Ex-Officio Members: Denise Kreisher, Eli Yemzow. Donating professional services – Joe Springer (financial services).


Purpose: The Foundation is an independent public charity dedicated to encouraging community-wide participation and philanthropy in order to enhance and expand enrichment opportunities for all students in the Southern Columbia Area School District and insure long-range financial flexibility for schools within the District.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement: The mission of the Foundation is to create a worldwide community of alumni and friends who will partner with the District in its continued pursuit of educational excellence through philanthropic donations of money,
goods, services, and time.

Teacher Grant Program- Deadline for Applications is Friday, April 3, 2020
Guidelines– overview of the grant program including its goal, funding priorities, application timelines, and reporting requirements.
Teacher Grant application– please complete your application using this Word version of the application.
Foundation Resources and Links
SCCF MoodleMoodle which contains resources Southern Columbia Community Foundation Board Members can use to help fulfill the philanthropic mission of the SCCF.

Donate Now

The Southern Columbia Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; Your donation is deductible, in whole or part, for tax purposes in accordance with I.R.S. regulations. Please consult your tax advisor for complete information regarding donations. Donations are welcomed and appreciated year-round. Thank you for supporting our schools.

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