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Hocking County Community Fund

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 a grant beginning September 7.

HCCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs benefitting residents of Hocking County. Projects should increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution to a need in Hocking County.


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
• 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
• Home Grown Happenings
• 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


Hocking Committee Members

• Monte Bainter
• Kristi Brooks
• Jacob Hill
• Keith Hood
• Ali Kanaan
• Katy Kudlapur
• Roger Notts
• Abby Saving
• Bailey Simons


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.