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Hocking County Community Fund

To donate to the Hocking County Community Fund, click here.

Designed for the benefit of Hocking County, its people, and communities, the Hocking County Community Fund is a new way for anyone with a heart for Hocking County to give back and make a difference.

The Logan-Hocking School District spearheaded the creation of the Hocking County Community Fund with a vision for increasing the ability of everyone to invest in Hocking County through grants and scholarships. An endowment, the Hocking County Community Fund will gather resources through gifts and invest those dollars for the benefit of Hocking County residents over generations.


Grant Opportunities

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

HCCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award at least $10,000 in grants to projects or programs that benefit residents of Hocking 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 Hocking County. Grant requests should be between $500 and $2,500 though requests above this range may be considered based on potential impact.

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


2021 Grant Recipients

Project SAFE through the Logan Hocking School District for the food and clothing pantry

American Red Cross Central and Southern Ohio Region for the Home Fire Campaign in Hocking County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County for youth mentoring in Hocking County

Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio for the 2022 Hocking County Build

Southern Ohio Fishers of Men Association for Kinship Community Help

The Bowen House for the Spring Parlor Concert Series


Recent Projects

As part of its campaign to raise funds to support Hocking County, the Hocking County Community Fund launched 100 Women for Hocking County. The 100 Women for Hocking County campaign seeks to raise $50,000 through gifts from 100 women of $500 or more. To join the 100 Women for Hocking County campaign with a gift today, click here.


Hocking Family of Funds

The Family of Funds will grow to serve the arts, community development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services, including efforts like the restoration of the historic Chakeres Theater, continued development of Hocking Adena Bikeway, and development of the Chieftain Center, an 81,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose facility that will be available for use by both students and the community.

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

Hocking County Community Fund
• Hocking Area End of Life Care Fund
• Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park
• Helen Grettler “Got Music” Endowment Fund
• The Frank Judy Family-Logan High School
• Supporting Families Fund
• Faith & Mary Ruth Krinn Memorial Fund
• Logan Theater Fund
• Barton and Regina Holl Legacy Fund
• Chieftain Center Fund
• The Bowen House Endowment Fund
• Hocking Hills Conservation Endowment Fund
• Sherman and Regina Prater Fund
• Lily Fest Fund
• Arthur and Dorothy Kalklosch Family Fund
• Debby Angle Memorial Fund
• Tedd McCormick Memorial Fund
• Schmidt Family Endowment
• Jim Raeder Helping Hand Scholarship Fund

• Bishop Educational Gardens Endowment Fund
• Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Family of Funds
• Mingo Park Project Fund
• Dollars for Holiday Lights Fund
• Logan in Bloom Fund
• Logan Gates
• Keynes Drive Recreation Complex
• Long Term Recovery Team
• Hocking Valley Scenic Trails
• Operation Santa
• Logan Town Center
• Artista Rock School Fund
• Fireworks Fund
• Logan Mural Project
• Dayton Schultheis Mathematics Award Endowment
• Loryn Cassady Memorial Fund
• Phillip Davis Memorial Endowment
• Logan High School Work/Study Endowment
• Ruth and Edgar “Jake” Huffman Endowment
• Frederick M Ervin III Legacy Fund


Hocking Committee Members

• Kristi Brooks
• Keith Hood
• Libby Hosler
• Ali Kanaan
• Katy Kudlapur
• Roger Nott
• Abby Saving
• Bailey Simons
• Michael Hunter
• Tessa Hunter


Support the Hocking Community

Gifts to the Hocking County Community Fund and its Family of Funds are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, appreciated stock, IRA distributions, and life insurance. Donations can be made online by clicking here. To mail your donation, please designate the fund and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764.