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Fund Options Offered by the Salem Community Foundation

  • Designated Organization / Agency Funds - Donors identify one or more charitable organizations to receive an income stream into perpetuity.
  • Donor Advised Funds - Donors are involved in the grant making by recommending which qualified charitable organization(s) should receive grants from their advised fund. These funds enable donors to address a wide variety of issues. (Agreement To Establish A Donor Advised Fund)
  • Field of Interest Funds - Donors can support a broadly defined area(s) such as the arts, education, human services, and community services.
  • Foundation Directed Funds - Donors support the important work of the Salem Community Foundation through their contributions and estates.
  • Scholarship Funds - Donors may customize a scholarship to provide educational opportunities for studies in a specific academic program or at particular institutions of higher education.
  • Unrestricted Funds - Donors place no restrictions on how these funds are to be directed. Such gifts are useful to the Salem Community Foundation as they provide an opportunity to the Board of Directors the greatest flexibility in meeting needs of the community.
  • Memorial Funds - In order to establish a Fixed Memorial Fund on behalf of, or in the name of individual(s), it is necessary to have one or more contributions aggregating $5,000.

McKeown Fund

During 1977, the Salem Community Foundation was designated the recipient of the income from the Ruth Harkins McKeown estate, for which PNC Bank is trustee and executor. Since then approximately $28,035,777 has been received from the trust. This past year alone the Foundation received $1,168,008 from the Trust, which has been distributed for the benefit of the citizens of Salem according to the will of Ruth Harkins McKeown. The market value of the fund at December 31, 2019 was $25,995,089. The Salem Community Foundation is grateful for the support of the McKeown Trust and the good work it makes possible in our community.

 

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Salem Community Foundation Funds (124 total)

A. Franklin Huber Fund (2007): Ten percent of income to Salem’s Salvation Army, two percent to SAFCO, and eighty-eight percent to be unrestricted.
Albert and Ethel Parker Memorial Fund (1983): Unrestricted fund.
Albert Morris Family Fund (2006): Foundation directed.
Anderson Family Fund (2001): Income to provide scholarships to college students.
Anonymous Fund (2012): Donor advised.
Avanell E. Beck Scholarship Fund (1992): Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.
Betty R. Ulicny Scholarship Fund (1999): Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in teaching or journalism.
Bonnie Lee Burson - George Ursu Jr. Memorial Fund (1971): To be awarded annually to a Salem High School senior girl or boy and who demonstrate the most responsible citizenship, courtesy and safety.
Boy Scout Troop #2 (2004): For the support of Boy Scout Troop #2 - First United Methodist Church.
Boy Scout Troop #3 (2003): For the support of Boy Scout Troop #3 - First Presbyterian Church.
Bruce P. and Eileen J. Gordon Scholarship Fund (2010): Income to provide scholarships to Kent State Salem Campus students.
Butech Bliss Technology Endowment Fund (2018): Donor advised.
Caplan / Bloomberg Fund (1983): Unrestricted fund.
Charles Burchfield Art Scholarship Fund (1982): Income to provide scholarships to talented students pursuing an education in the field of art.
Charles E. Williams Memorial Fund (1983): Income to be awarded by the Salem Community Theatre to graduating senior who has shown strong interest in performing arts.
Charles F. Fox Memorial Fund (1972): Twenty percent of income to designated concert programs in Salem, twenty percent to be unrestricted, and sixty percent to the Salem High School Alumni Assoc. Scholarship Fund.
Charles Mattevi Memorial Fund (1971): Income to be awarded to an exceptional senior boy on the Salem High School basketball team and to recognize a Salem citizen supporting athletics, primarily in the area of basketball.
Charles Philipp Wirsching Jr. Endowment Fund (2019): Donor advised.
Cindy Maher Scholarship Fund (2002): Income to be directed to student teachers in Salem's elementary schools.
Clarence P. Trotter Memorial Fund (1990): Unrestricted fund.
Corinne Mackall Scholarship Fund (2008): Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club for talented students deserving of further music training.
Dean Hansell Training Scholarship Fund (2019): To provide educational funding to expand the employment opportunities for Salem High School graduates of any age who have been accepted into an apprenticeship, vocational, technical, or credential program.
Deming Memorial Fund (1979): Unrestricted fund.
Don and Helen Vincent Memorial Fund (2008): Unrestricted fund.
Doris Tetlow Memorial Fund (1983): Unrestricted fund.
Dorothy Vaughan Scholarship Fund (2005): Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club for talented students deserving of further music training.
Dr. Carl J. and Caroline Lehwald Memorial Fund (1975): Income to be awarded annually to Grandview Cemetery, First United Methodist Church, or Salem Historical Society.
Dr. Harold F. Hoprich Scholarship Fund (1977): Income to be awarded annually to the Salem High School valedictorian.
Dr. Thomas B. and Elizabeth Y. Johnson Legacy Fund for Caregivers (2015): Donor advised.
Dr. Thomas B. Johnson Memorial Fund (2016): Foundation directed.
E. M. Stephenson Memorial Fund (1968): Unrestricted fund.
Elizabeth and Raymond Pearce Memorial Fund (1968): Unrestricted fund.
Elizabeth Y. Johnson Memorial Fund (2019): Foundation directed.
Elsie Fernengel Smith Memorial Fund (1975): Unrestricted fund.
Ernst P. Schaefer Memorial Fund (2002): Income to provide wellness assistance to qualified individuals at the Salem Community Center.
Evelyn Lease Fund (1969): Foundation directed.
Flor and Elba Navarro Scholarship Fund (2019): Income to provide scholarships to Kent State Salem Campus students.
Florence C. Schafer Memorial Fund (2014): Foundation directed.
Floyd W. McKee Memorial Fund (1973): Unrestricted fund.
Frank M. and Dorothy M. Faulk Memorial Fund #1 (2017): Foundation directed.
Frank M. and Dorothy M. Faulk Memorial Fund #2 (2017): Foundation directed.
Friends of the Children Fund (1996): Income to be directed for the upkeep of the Swings-N-Things playground.
Gary E. and Wilma L. Moffett Fund (2015): Donor advised.
General and Memorial Fund (1966): Unrestricted fund.
George and Jeanette Emeny Endowment Fund (1995): Foundation directed.
Gingerbread Day Fund (2011): For the support of Gingerbread Day.
Gladys M. Early Memorial Fund (1998): Unrestricted fund.
Gladys Thomas Nursing Scholarship Fund (1991): Income to provide scholarships to students pursuing an education in Licensed Practical Nursing at the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing.
Gordon - Stanley Preserve Salem Endowment Fund (2015): Donor advised.
Guns and Hoses Benefit Fund (2018): For the support of individuals serving with area police and fire departments.
H. W. and B. L. Young Memorial Fund (1985): Income designated to the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
Hanoverton Presbyterian Church General Fund (2019): For the support of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church.
Hanoverton Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund (2019): For the support of the Hanoverton Presbyterian Church.
Hansell Family Fund (1977): Donor advised.
Hart / Litty Scholarship Fund (2001): Income to provide scholarships to college students.
Hauptkorn / Salem Rotary Club Children's Fund (1988): Income to be used by the Salem Rotary Club to support their children's programs.
Herbert J. Hansell Scholarship Fund for Public Service (2015): Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in public service.
Howard E. and Eleanor A. Jesko Memorial Fund (1983): Donor advised.
Humane Society of Columbiana County Fund (2016): To fulfill the mission of the Humane Society of Columbiana County.
J. Robert Sebo Fund (1999): Donor advised.
Jacqueline E. Troll Memorial Fund (2015): Foundation directed.
James H. Wilson Memorial Fund (1967): Income to be awarded annually to the "Highest Academic" and "Best All Around" nursing students at the Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing.
Jonathan Gamble Memorial Scholarship Fund (2017): Income to be awarded by the Winona Fire Department to a high school senior or college student.
Joseph P. and Donna J. Sedzmak Fund (2007): Donor advised.
Karen Wendling Sebo Fund (2016): Donor advised.
Kenneth and Ruth H. Wirtz Memorial Fund (1987): Income to be directed to Centennial Park, Salem Worlds War Memorial Building and Salem Community Center.
L. Raymond Maurer Fund (2007): Foundation directed.
LeAnne E. Zimmann and Family Memorial Fund (1992): Unrestricted fund.
Lou Slaby Scholarship Fund (2018): Income to be awarded to Salem High School students active in the arts and athletics.
Loudon Memorial Fund (1989): Donor advised.
Louis H. and Maude S. Brush Memorial Fund (1968): Unrestricted fund.
Louis Mattevi Memorial Fund (1975): Foundation directed.
Lyle and Mary Biehler Scholarship Fund (1993): Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.
Mary Byers Howett Memorial Fund (1978): Income to provide scholarships to Kent State University at Salem students.
Matt A. and Bernice E. Melitschka Fund (2008): Foundation directed.
Matt and Debbie Butts Service Fund (2018): Donor advised.
Ministerial Scholarship Fund (2008): Income to provide scholarships to college students pursuing a career in ministry.
Mona McArtor SAFCO Fund (1978): Income to support the SAFCO program by providing food for Salem's children.
NEW Scholarship Fund (2018): Donor advised.
Olive Tetlow Memorial Fund (1983): Unrestricted fund.
Pearce Mobile Meals Fund (1983): Income to support the Pearce Mobile Meals program for elderly and shut-ins.
Ralph J. Smith Memorial Fund (2010): Income to be directed to Waterworth Memorial Park.
Raymond J. Reasbeck Memorial Fund (1982): Income to be used to promote amateur sports and/or construction and maintenance of public recreation facilities.
Rebecca H. Knowlton Memorial Fund (1968): Unrestricted fund.
Richard Washinko Memorial Scholarship Fund (2018): Income to be awarded to a Salem High School graduating senior.
SAFCO Fund (1967): To fulfill the mission of SAFCO (Salem Area Food For Children and Others).
Sal and Alma Apicella Fund (2000): Donor advised.
Salem City Schools Scholarship Fund (2015): Income to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the Salem City School District.
Salem City Schools Scholarship Fund - Tonya Mae Leyman / Judy Sicilia Scholarship (2015): Income to be awarded annually to a Salem High School graduating senior.
Salem Community Center Endowment Fund (K) (2000): To support operation and maintenance of Salem Community Center.
Salem Community Center Endowment Fund (P) (2000): To support operation and maintenance of Salem Community Center.
Salem Community Center Operating Fund (2001): For the support of the Salem Community Center.
Salem Community Foundation Operating Fund (2019): Foundation directed.
Salem Community Foundation Scholarship Fund (1991): Scholarships are awarded to college students who meet requirements. Established from the combined funds of George Theiss, Paul and Olive Young Astry, Joseph G. Smith, Zella C. Litty, Louise C. Bunn, Salem Scholarship Fund, Freda S. Sweitzer, Russell B. McArtor, C. Harold Musser, Ethel B. Beall, Anna L. Thomas, F. Robert Mathews, L. Raymond Maurer, Mary Ellen Pizzino, and the Corso family.
Salem Community Theatre Endowment Fund (2001): For the support of the Salem Community Theatre.
Salem Elks Caring and Sharing Fund (2018): Donor advised.
Salem Garden Club Fund (2004): Income to be directed to the Salem Parks and Recreation Department to beautify Salem's parks.
Salem Girls Basketball Scholarship Fund (1996): Income to be awarded to an exceptional senior girl on the Salem High School basketball team.
Salem Hall of Fame Fund (2002): Income to be directed to wellness programs at the Salem Community Center.
Salem High School Alumni Association - Max M. Fisher Athletic Scholarship Fund (2016): Income designated to the Max M. Fisher Athletic Scholarship awarded by the Salem High School Alumni Association.
Salem Historical Society Inc. Endowment Fund (2014): To fulfill the mission of the Salem Historical Society.
Salem Label / Menegos Fund (1994): Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.
Salem Police Department K-9 Fund (2015): For the support of the Salem Police Department K-9 program.
Salem Youth Soccer League Endowment Fund (2014): For the support of Youth Soccer League.
Sam and Bernice Keener Scholarship Fund (1991): Income to be used to assist college students in the pursuit of higher education.
SCC General Fund (2014): For the support of the Salem Community Center.
Summer Concert Fund (2013): For the support of the Summer Concert Series.
T. Emerson Smith Memorial Fund (1975): Unrestricted fund.
Teddy Lease Keen Memorial Fund (1997): Income to be directed to the Banquet in Salem to purchase books for children.
The Banquet in Salem Fund (2015): To fulfill the mission of the Banquet in Salem.
The ROC of Salem Fund (2012): To fulfill the mission of the ROC of Salem.
The Salem Rotary Endowment Fund (2017): To fulfill the mission of the Salem Rotary Foundation.
Thomas E. and Doris I. Miller Memorial Fund (1981): Unrestricted fund.
United Community Scholarship Fund (2017): To fulfill the mission of the United Community Scholarship Foundation.
V. Esther Odoran Memorial Music Fund (1974): Income to be awarded by the Salem Music Study Club and Salem City School District for talented students deserving of further vocal training.
Vange Firestone Memorial Fund (2016): Foundation directed.
Walter B. Null Memorial Fund (1986): Unrestricted fund.
Wayne T. Darling Fund (2005): Foundation directed.
Winona Area Historical Society Restricted Fund (2016): To fulfill the mission of the Winona Area Historical Society.
Winona Flax Scutching Festival Association Inc. Fund (2017): For the support of the Winona Flax Scutching Festival.
Winona Ruritan Club Fund (2016): To fulfill the mission of the Winona Ruritan Club.
Wise Family Fund (2020): Donor advised.
YMG Charity Fund (2014): Donor advised.
YWCA Endowment Fund (1996): Income to be directed to organizations supporting the needs of women and children.

Salem Community Foundation  ·  Serving the Salem Area Since 1966