The Bucyrus City School District Education Foundation was founded in 1998 and is associated with the Bucyrus Area Community Foundation.
The Foundation provides funding for individual grants to teachers to support excellence in teaching, establishes support for expanding the arts for Bucyrus students and awards the Bridges Grant annually.
The Bridges Grant is given each year in memory of John and Grace Bridges, long-time residents of Bucyrus and strong supporters of the school system in Crawford County. This special award provides grants to local teachers that enrich the classroom programs and broaden the educational experience of the young minds of students in the Bucyrus system.
Current projects of the Foundation include endowment programs in support of the schools’ curriculum, cultural programs in art, music, and the performing arts, financial aid and assistance to graduates, funding for field trips, assemblies, and awards, providing teacher grants, financial support of the annual Arts Festival, a music education endowment, and developing new projects to support educational goals.
Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible and can be made several ways: Outright gifts-cash donations, stocks, securities, or property to be used for general or specific purposes; Honorary gifts-funds and bequests to honor a relative, friend, or staff member, or to commemorate a special event, such as a retirement, birth or achievement; Deferred gifts-bequests.
Donations to the Bucyrus City School District Education Foundation can be made through the Community Foundation for Crawford County. When using the online form, be sure to change the “Direct my gift to” field to “Bucyrus City School Endowment Fund”.