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Gallia Community Foundation Fund

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A permanent endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the Gallia Community Foundation Fund was created to assist the Gallia County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. The Fund will make grants to support the community from its interest and earnings, ensuring permanent resources designed to address Gallia County’s changing needs over time.


Grant Opportunities

The Gallia Community Foundation (GCF), in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), invites nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for a project or program serving Gallia County to apply for the 2022 grant round.

GFC and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award grants to projects or programs benefitting residents of Gallia County across five areas essential to generating and sustaining transformative change: Arts & Culture; Community & Economic Development; Education; Environmental Stewardship; and Health & Human Services. Projects should increase quality of life, create access to opportunities or implement a solution to a need in Gallia County.

2022 applications are currently closed and under review. Grantees will be announced in Quarter 4 2022.


2021 Grant Recipients

Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc. for the Women’s Business Center of Central Appalachia- Gallia Entrepreneurship

Gallia County Agricultural Society, Inc. for the Gallia County Fair relocation project


Gallia Family of Funds

Join the Family of Funds serving the Gallia County community by making a gift to an existing fund or by establishing a named fund to benefit your passion and community.

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

Gallia Community Foundation Fund
• Bill C. Campbell Memorial Endowment
• Downtown Revitalization Project Fund
• French Art Colony Endowment
• Gallia County Arts & Culture Fund
• Gallia County Fair Relocation Fund
• Gallipolis/Gallia County Bicentennial Fund
• Ohio Valley Bank Foundation Fund


Gallia Committee Members

• Aaron Buckley
• Cody Caldwell
• Wendy Canaday
• Matt Johnson
• Brynn Noe
• Jodie McCalla Penrod
• Katie Ratliff
• Scott Saunders
• Arun Sharma


Support the Gallia Community

Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. To mail your donation, please designate the Gallia Community Foundation Fund and mail to Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. To learn more, contact FAO at 740.753.1111.

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