Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight

Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary | Generosity rooted in pride, remembrance, dedication to home

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Noble County Community Foundation

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.

2022 Annual Report

To view the Noble County Community Foundation’s 2022 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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2022 Grant Recipients

Our work together has already made a difference, and with further investment, our impact on the nonprofits, schools, and communities of our treasured county will only grow. Though the Noble County Community Foundation is new to FAO, here are some recent grants making a difference in Noble County through its Family of Funds:

  • Caldwell United Methodist Church to support its Caldwell Community Weekend Backpack Program, which provides food to elementary school-aged children in Noble County who have been identified as at risk for hunger on the weekends.
  • Helping Appalachian Rural Peoples to support a “Living in Hope” project that will remodel a home for a low-income veteran with a disability living in Noble County.
  • Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America to provide scholarships to cover the cost of membership fees for 17 Noble County youth.
  • Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center to support its driver’s education program, which assists 16- to 21-year-olds who want and need to work but who lack access to reliable transportation.
  • Noble County Historical Society to install new flooring in the bride’s room at the Ball-Caldwell Hospitality House.
  • Noble County Samaritan House to purchase a new upright freezer for the food pantry.
  • United Way of Guernsey, Monroe and Noble Counties for its Healthy Home Initiative, which provides rent and utility assistance, car repairs and gas cards for those fighting cancer as well as food or assistive device assistance to individuals and families in need but unable to secure help from other providers.
  • Village of Belle Valley to assist with start-up costs for “Christmas in Belle Valley” to be held at Belle Valley Park.
  • Village of Caldwell to support the third year of “A Village Christmas to Remember.”

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.

The Growing Family of Funds includes:

Noble County Community Foundation
• HARP Mission Endowment Fund
• Jennifer Garrison Public Service Scholarship
• Noble County Community Foundation Scholarship
• Noble County Improvement Corporation Fund for Noble County
• Supporting Student Success Fund

Noble Committee Members

• Trevor Black
• Michael Buckey
• Mike Lloyd, Secretary
• Kirby Moore
• Kenneth Perkins
• Shawn Ray, Chair

• Andrea Seder
• Sue Snode
• Sherri Starr
• Gwynn Stewart
• Don Ullmann, Vice Chair
• 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.