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Gallia Community Foundation

Matching funds available! The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is providing a 50-cent match for every $1 given to any endowment within the Gallia Community Foundation’s family of funds. Matching funds can also be used to help start a new endowed fund and for new documented planned gifts. A total of $300,000 in match funding is available on a first-come, first served basis through Nov. 8, with up to $100,000 in match available per household.

For more information on the 2024 match opportunity, click here.
For information on ways to give to Gallia County, click here.

A permanent endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the Gallia Community Foundation 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.

2022 Annual Report

To view the Gallia Community Foundation’s 2022 annual report, click here.

Grant Opportunities

The Gallia Community Foundation is partnering with FAO’s I’m A Child of Appalachia® Fund to provide a grant opportunity to nonprofits, schools, and public organizations working to benefit Gallia County residents.

2023 grant applications closed on September 12, 2023.

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2023 Grant Recipients

  • Appalachian Breastfeeding Network to fund Gallia County residents’ participation in a training program designed to increase lactation education in the community
  • Court Street Ministries to fund children’s holiday stockings, community dinners and other items for unsheltered and at-risk individuals in Gallia County
  • Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio to enroll additional Gallia County children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio
  • Ohio University Foundation to fund Gallia County youth’s participation in the Ohio University Diabetes Institute’s CAT Camp, a day camp for youth with Type 1 diabetes
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to help cover the cost of overnight stays for Gallia County families
  • Square One GJM to purchase groceries for the shelter
  • University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College to support the Center for Entrepreneurship’s inaugural student pitch competition
  • The iBELIEVE Foundation to fund the participation of Gallia County youth in the 2024 iBELIEVE Youth Leadership Workshops

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
• Gallipolis Railroad Freight Station Museum Fund 
• Ohio Valley Bank Foundation Fund

Gallia Committee Members

• Olivia Rees
• Jodie McCalla Penrod
• Katie Ratliff

• Arun Sharma
• Rachel Merry-Harvey
• Nick Roach

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.