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Noble County Community Foundation

Matching funds available! The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is providing a 50-cent match for every $1 given to any endowment within the Noble County Community Foundation’s family of funds. Matching funds can also be used to help start a new endowed fund and for new documented planned gifts. A total of $300,000 in match funding is available on a first-come, first served basis through Nov. 8.

For more information on the 2024 match opportunity, click here.
For information on ways to give to Noble County, click here.

The Noble County Community Foundation was created to assist the Noble County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Noble County Community Foundation will be invested in an endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). From its interest and earnings, this Fund will make grants to support the community for many years to come, ensuring permanent resources designed to address Noble County’s changing needs over time.

2023 Annual Report

To view the Noble County Community Foundation’s 2023 annual report, click here.

Grant Opportunities

The Noble County Community Foundation is partnering with FAO’s I’m A Child of Appalachia® Fund to provide a grant opportunity to nonprofits, schools, and public organizations working to benefit Noble County residents.

2023 grant applications closed on September 12, 2023.

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2023 Grant Recipients

  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County to help cover the cost of healthy snacks at the Noble County-serving Shenandoah Club’s before- and afterschool program
  • Caldwell Exempted Village School District to help fund a new STEM-focused makerspace, providing hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent
  • Cancer Support Community Central Ohio to support Living with Cancer Support Groups for Noble County cancer patients and caregivers
  • Lutheran Social Services to purchase food for the food pantry distributions in Noble County
  • Noble County Historical Society to help replace the metal roof of Bethel Primitive Church at Heritage Park
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to help cover overnight stays for Noble County families
  • The iBELIEVE Foundation to fund the participation of five Noble County youth in the 2024 iBELIEVE Youth Leadership Workshops
  • Noble County CARES to cover the cost of Red Ribbon Week activities, the annual Prom Pledge/Mock Crash, and drug awareness and prevention materials, all led by the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters at Noble Local and Caldwell schools
  • Noble LIFT Youth Leadership to help fund its capstone project, building a Noble County community garden

2024 Scholarship Recipients

The Noble County Community Foundation awarded two scholarships to local high school graduates who plan to attend an accredited college, university or technical school. This year’s recipients are Christian Dimmerling, a 2024 graduate of Shenandoah High School, and Emma Lowe, a 2024 graduate of Caldwell High School.

Noble Family of Funds

Join the Family of Funds serving the Noble County community by making a gift to an existing fund or by establishing a named fund to benefit your passion and community.

8 funds partnering with the Noble County Community Foundation in service to our community:

  • Noble County Community Foundation
  • Noble County Community Foundation Scholarship
  • HARP Mission Endowment Fund
  • Jennifer Garrison Public Service Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Joanelle Wargo Long Legacy Scholarship
  • Noble County Improvement Corporation Fund for Noble County
  • Supporting Student Success Fund
  • United Way of Guernsey, Monroe and Noble Endowment Fund

Noble Committee Members

  • Aerica Bates
  • Trevor Black
  • Michael Buckey
  • Kirby Moore
  • Kenneth Perkins
  • Shawn Ray
  • Andrea Seder
  • Sherri Starr
  • Gwynn Stewart
  • Don Ullmann
  • Jim Warren

Support the Noble Community

Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, life insurance and charitable remainder trusts. To mail your donation, please designate the Noble County Community Foundation and mail to Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. To learn more, contact FAO at 740.753.1111.