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Morgan Community Fund

For information on ways to give to Morgan County, click here.

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.

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.

2022 Annual Report

To view the Morgan Community Fund’s 2022 annual report, click here.

Grant Opportunities

Emerging Needs Grants

Because the Morgan Community Fund is focused on responding quickly and flexibly to critical needs across the county and is actively working to grow available funding, the Fund is accepting applications for emerging needs outside of the annual competitive fall grant round. We are, however, very interested in learning about the needs of nonprofits across our region. Awards typically range from $500 to $2,500, and requests above $7,500 will not be considered.

Interested applicants should submit the following information to

Please include:

· A brief description of your organization

· The type of organization you are

· Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofits and other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities

· What population(s) and communities you serve

· What your greatest need is now and what amount of funding you are requesting

· Contact information

Annual Grant Funding

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

MCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs that benefit residents of Morgan 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 Morgan County. Awards typically range between $500 and $1,500, though requests above this range may be considered based on the potential impact.

2022 applications are currently closed.

2022 Grant Recipients

  • Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio to assist with a home build in Malta in partnership with the Morgan County Construction Trade Program.
  • Malta McConnelsville Joint Recreation Board to help fund the purchase and installation of new swings at the Malta & McConnelsville Kiwanis-Jaycee Community Park.
  • Malta McConnelsville Rotary Club to support its Rotarians Feeding Morgan County’s Hungry initiatives.
  • MoCo Kitty Kontrol to help support spay/neuter clinics.
  • Morgan County Health Department to purchase baby/toddler clothing and diapers for a new countywide Mother’s Day Baby Shower for low-income expectant families and those with newborns and toddlers.
  • Morgan Local Schools to support the launch of a new model rocket program to encourage STEM education and career exploration in aerospace and space sciences.
  • Morgan Youth Soccer to purchase new nets and goals and paint for the field.
  • Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America to provide scholarships and campership assistance for youth members living in Morgan County.
  • Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center to support a driver’s education program at Morgan Local High School.
  • Rising Suns Pharmacy to assist with postage costs associated with mailing prescriptions and supplies to the uninsured and underinsured served by the Southeast Ohio Free Pharmacy.
  • Twin City Opera House for stage lighting improvements.

Recent Projects

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 Fish – 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.

Morgan Family of Funds

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

• Morgan Community Fund Endowment
• Morgan County – Christmas in the Village Fund
• Morgan Community Fund Auxiliary Program
Morgan Community Fund
• Morgan Emergency Grant Program
• Morgan County Youth Development Fund
• Morgan Foundation Christmas Wish for Kids
• Morgan County Historical Society Fund
• S.P.O.T. & MoCo Kitty Endowment

Morgan Committee Members

Cinda Erickson
• Sarah Griesmyer
• Tyler Hickerson
• Quincy Robe

Adam Shriver
Kelsey Wells
• Richard Wetzel, Emeritus
• Mike Workman, Emeritus

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. The Morgan Community Fund Auxilary committee members include:

Whitney Blackburn
Luke Bragg
• Misty Bragg
• Kenna Hambel
• Melissa Hivnor
• Matt Hupp

Klarissa James
Amy Kirkbride
• Ashley Lauer
• Cas Maxwell
• Shayna Roberts
• Frannie Smedley

Support the Morgan Community

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

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

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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