Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight

Jan & Tom Hodson | Make a Difference with Their IRAs

Learn more

Harrison County Community Foundation Fund

To donate to the Harrison County Community Foundation Fund, click here.

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) was founded in 2012 to create opportunities in our county and to give us all a place where we can give back to make the biggest difference in Harrison County. HCCF has been growing permanent funds to invest in our county’s nonprofits, schools, and communities.


Grant Opportunities

The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF), in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), invites nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for a project or program serving Harrison County to apply for the next grant round. To learn more about when HCCF’s next ground round opens, sign up for FAO’s e-newsletter here.

HCCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund awarded up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs that benefit residents of Harrison County. Projects increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution to a need in Harrison County. To learn more about the projects funded by HCCF in 2021, see the information below.


2021 Grant Recipients

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority for a summer youth program to assist less fortunate children in gaining educational opportunities and life experiences

Harrison County Tourism Council, Inc., toward the Sally Buffalo Park New Outdoor Performance Stage

Camp Piedmont toward the cost of repairing cabins

Humane Society of Harrison County, Inc., toward the Trap Neuter Release program for feral cats

HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization, Inc., toward the Senior Nutrition Program

Deersville Community Players for the 2021 Christmas Presentation

Franklin Museum of New Athens toward a roof replacement due to tornado damage

Freeport Volunteer Fire Department toward the 2021 Safety Project

Area Agency on Aging, Region 9 toward the Take Charge Harrison for Diabetes Education

Harrison County Agricultural Society toward the 4-H Horse Project for the replacement of the fairgrounds equine barn


Recent Projects

In addition to encouraging investments to provide grants and leadership for quality of life projects in Harrison County, the Community Fund also serves to encourage and support others in establishing funds to benefit the County’s organizations and citizens, including: scholarships, organizational endowments, school system endowments and other advised funds.

The Harrison County Community Foundation recently launched its Puzzle for Prosperity campaign to develop $1 million in permanent dollars to benefit Harrison County for years to come. To learn more about the Puzzle for Prosperity, please visit the campaign webpage.


Harrison Family of Funds

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

  • Harrison County Community Foundation Fund
  • Chad Clay Memorial Fund
  • Chevron Community Fund
  • Gulfport Energy Fund
  • Harrison Central Soccer Fund
  • Harrison County Imagination Library Fund
  • Husky Education Fund
  • W. Donald and Marian Porter Huffman Family Scholarship Fund
  • Jewett United Methodist Church Endowment Fund

  • Harrison Committee Members

    The Fund is overseen by an Advisory Committee, who will make recommendations on grant awards and participate in special opportunities.

    • Allison Anderson
    • Todd Dunlap
    • Lori Milleson
    • Scott Pendleton

    • Bob Positano
    • Kris Puskarich
    • Matthew Puskarich
    • John Tabacchi
    • Sandi Thompson


    Support the Harrison Community

    Contributions to the fund are tax deductible and can be made in a variety of ways, including: outright gifts of cash or long-term appreciated securities; memorial gifts of cash or assets in memory or in honor of someone special; and deferred gifts through bequests, life insurance, and charitable remainder trusts.

    Donations for the Harrison County Community Foundation Fund can be sent to PNC Bank Attn: Mike Sliva, 235 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio 43907 or to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, 35 Public Square – PO Box 456, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764. Credit card donations can also be made by clicking here and designating the Harrison County Community Foundation Fund. For additional information, please call FAO at 740.753.1111.

    Harrison