Our Accomplishments

The Buckeye Lake Region Community Foundation has achieved many significant milestones, thanks to the generous financial support of donors and contributions from our volunteers.



Foundation Highlighted Accomplishments

Since its founding, the Buckeye Lake Region Community Foundation has achieved many significant milestones. Below is a highlight of major BLRCF accomplishments achieved over the past four years:

 

Major Accomplishments At-a-Glance

  • Established the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation, providing continuous monetary and organizational support
  • Serve as the primary funding resource to execute the vision of the BLR 2036 Declaration
  • Funded the Gruen + Gruen Economic Impact Study
  • Funded the EMH&T Buckeye Lake Watershed and Feeder Channel Water Quality Study
  • Established charitable giving funds at the Licking, Fairfield and Perry County Foundations
  • Coordinated and funded the Buckeye Lake Region Hospitality Plan executed by MKSK
  • Coordinated and funded the Public Access Crystal Lagoon Economic Study executed by VenuBlue
  • Coordinated and funded the Thorn Township Advisory Task Force
  • Coordinated $1,200,000 in grants for Feeder Channel restoration
  • Secured $200,000 for dredge recommissioning.
  • Successfully advocated for the purchase of a new dredge for Buckeye Lake
  • Secured $392,000 for the Phase 1: Design and Concept to support the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation’s efforts to re-imagine the North Shore Park
  • Secured $75,000 to support the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation’s efforts to bring a public access crystal lagoon to Buckeye Lake
  • Secured $250,000 to begin structural and amenity upgrades to Canal Drive in Millersport
  • Established the Thorn Township Taskforce along side Buckeye Lake Region Corporation to fund design support for possible development options along Honey Creek
  • Worked collaboratively with Buckeye Lake Region Corporation to facilitate community focus groups and surveys to identify the top priority projects to be funded; water quality topped the list across all of the options
  • Provided support to Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow installation of aerators across the Region to improve water quality