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Morgan Community Fund

The Fortuna Grant Program will accept applications for projects serving Morgan County from October 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020. Fortuna Grant Program guidelines are available here, and applications are available here. All applications must be submitted in writing and sent to: The Morgan Community Fund, P.O. Box 577, McConnelsville, Ohio 43756.


The Morgan Community Fund Auxiliary is a volunteer community service organization that was established in 2019 by the board of directors of the Morgan Community Fund for the purpose of engaging younger people to use their talents and energy to make our county a better place to live, work, and raise our families.

Click here to donate now — just make sure to designate the Morgan Community Auxiliary Program Fund when donating.

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The Morgan Community Fund is pleased to announce its 2019 Fortuna Grant recipients!

  • Carol Hammond Children’s Theater, awarded $1,400
  • Community Action Program Corporation of Washington-Morgan Counties , awarded $1,200
  • MoCo Kitty Kontrol, awarded $1,000
  • Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, awarded $500
  • Morgan County Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs, awarded $2,000
  • Morgan East Elementary School, awarded $1,000
  • Morgan Local Schools, awarded $500
  • Morgan South Elementary School, awarded $1,000
  • Morgan Special Olympics, awarded $500
  • Rural Action, awarded $900

For more information about 2019 grantees, click here.


You are someone’s best neighbor.

If you are kind and compassionate, you are already someone’s best neighbor. It only takes a little more to be everyone’s best neighbor in a small community like Morgan County. What you think of as a small county is really just a large village—a village where 3,769 children can follow in your footsteps.

You’ve worked hard all your life, saved your money, raised your family and now have time to enjoy the people and things you love. You’ve had a successful journey and may be looking forward to retirement or are already retired. You are one of the lucky ones. Congratulations!

Have you thought about sharing some of your successes with your neighbors? If your answer is YES, you have found an excellent resource in the Morgan Community Fund. We have experts who can sit down with you to custom-design a giving plan that fits your needs and wishes for a lasting memory of your kindness and compassion. By working with us, you can enjoy your nest egg for as long as you wish, and have the confidence that we will fulfill your bequest for future generations.

Give back for the right reason.

The Morgan Community Fund believes that children are the next generation of entrepreneurs, leaders, and workers who are vital to our community’s growth, prosperity, and well-being. When children thrive, our community thrives—this is why the Morgan Community Fund invests in a wide range of programs that put our children on a path to success in whatever field that fulfills their passions.

As Frederick Douglass famously said, “It’s easier to build strong children than repair broken men.” By investing today, you can provide children in Morgan County with opportunities to reach their potential and be strong in the future.

Feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your thoughts about how you would like to contribute to the future of children in Morgan County. Your inquiry is strictly confidential—our service is free, and our commitment is forever!

Other things you may want to know.

The Morgan Community Fund is a not-for-profit community fund that is managed and operated by a board of directors made up of local volunteers who believe in the future of Morgan County children. Our current board members are listed on the inside page of this brochure and their only compensation is the satisfaction of doing a deeply personal service for our community.

The Fund was established in 2008 with contributions from people in Morgan County who left part of their estates or made cash contributions to the Morgan Community Fund. All the money we receive stays in Morgan County and supports extra-curricular programs. The programs you read about earlier are just a few of the in-depth support and enrichment programs our contributors provide to help young people grow, thrive, and hopefully stay in Morgan County. Many of our programs are recommendations from our donors, and we are happy to accommodate your dreams and wishes by helping you with planned giving.

We have received $800,000 in contributions since our founding and our goal is $1,000,000 in contributions by 2020. Your contribution is important, no matter how small or large, to allow us to continue to invest in Morgan County. With your contribution comes our commitment to the future of our young people by bringing creative, life-changing programs to them—a learning experience they will always remember.

The Morgan Community Fund is affiliated with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides administrative and investment services to local community funds in all 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio. FAO is professionally managed by a staff of experienced and dedicated leaders who give their hearts to improving the quality of life for all people in Appalachian Ohio. If you would like to know more about FAO, you can visit them at www.appalachianohio.org

If you would like to learn more about the Morgan Community Fund, contact us directly at:

The Morgan Community Fund
67 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 577
McConnelsville, OH 43756

740-962-6772