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Articles About Yellow Springs Community Foundation

  • Conversation on the Village Cafe menu

    When conflict arises in a community, sometimes the best strategy for engaging with that conflict is to talk about it. The Village Cafe event will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2–4 p.m., in the Mills Lawn gym.

  • EXTENDED COVERAGE | Fire at Hawthorne Place Apartments

    Fire Chief Denny Powell said that although the fire remains under investigation by the fire marshal, the eventual designation of the cause will likely be “undetermined” owing to the extent of the damage to the unit where the fire originated as well as a lack of state resources.

  • YS Equity pilots guaranteed income program

    What could you do with $300 a month for 24 months? That’s what members of YS Equity, a subsidiary of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, want to find out through their new Guaranteed Income program, which launched last week.

  • YS Development Corporation explores new loan program

    At its most recent meeting, on Tuesday, July 13, conducted online, the Yellow Springs Development Corporation, or YSDC, took action toward addressing a perceived deficiency in the local financing of for-profit economic development projects.

  • Giving Circle inspires philanthropists

    The idea is quite simple; anyone can join the group with a small sum of money. The group started out with a $10 donation fee per person per month to be a part of the group.

  • ‘Pet project’— Donation assures dog park’s future

    Area residents — both two- and four-legged — will soon have something to wag their tails about: the long-anticipated Yellow Springs Dog Park is set to open at Gaunt Park this September.

  • Annual Gaunt event honors foundation, author

    The third annual Wheeling Gaunt Community Service Award presentation event, sponsored by the Wheeling Gaunt Sculpture Project Committee and the YS Arts Council, was held virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • Need rises, food relief follows

    Food insecurity in the U.S. is reaching record heights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic recession. And even in the relatively well-off community of Yellow Springs, some residents have difficulty putting food on the table.

  • Inside Collaborative Community — The power of positive stories

    The YS Community Foundation Encore Miller Fellows helped support the Courageous Conservations series, organized by The 365 Project and the Yellow Springs Havurah to address issues of race. Here, one local group met earlier this year. From left is David Seitz, Vivian Markley, Kirk Weigand, Megan Bachman, Mori Rothman, Karen McKee, Moya Shea, Marianne MacQueen, Lauren Heaton (obscured), and Locksley Orr. Also participating in the group was Rich Bullock and Encore Miller Fellow Jalyn Roe, who co-facilitated with MacQueen. A new round of Courageous Conversations is starting up in the fall. Those interested in participating should contact Encore Miller Fellow Len Kramer at len2654@gmail.com, or 937-572-4840. (Submitted photo)

    In the fall of 2018, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation hired four individuals to help enhance connections and opportunities for interaction among our community students, seniors and nonprofits. I joined the others late in November, especially to help the group focus on stories and creative endeavors.

  • Antioch Reunion — Talking town-gown links

    A worker went atop Antioch College’s Main Building Wednesday, July 3, to repair wind damage. See sidebar on page 7 for more on its restoration. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The new collaboration between Antioch College and the village is both a symbol of strong town-gown ties and a likely topic of conversation at this year’s Antioch College Reunion.

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