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Logan-Holl Foundation Fund

The Logan-Holl Foundation Fund

Barton A. Holl, industrialist and community leader, founded the Logan-Holl Foundation in 1968 with $80,000 of his own money. For many years, he also gave significant amounts to the foundation. Establishing the foundation was a natural extension of Mr. Holl’s giving. Prior to the foundation, Mr. Holl wrote personal checks for such things as the payroll at Logan’s new hospital when it struggled in its early days. He wanted to design a foundation so that his altruistic endeavors could continue when he was no longer able to give. He died in 1979 at the age of 86. As he desired, the Logan-Holl Foundation continues his legacy of funding projects that benefit the people of Logan and Hocking County.

The Founding Trustees, consisting of family members and other forward-minded community leaders, were appointed to the foundation. Over the years, the trustees have changed, but the foundation has remained strong, having granted more than $1 million to numerous worthy projects.

The Logan-Holl Foundation Fund joined the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in 2021.

What does the Logan-Holl Foundation support?

The Logan-Holl Foundation provides grants for projects that benefit the City of Logan and Hocking County, Ohio.

“Money is only as good as the good it can do,” was the motto of Industrialist and Community Leader Barton A. Holl, the founder of the Logan-Holl Foundation.

As a result of his leadership and foresight, the foundation has contributed to such projects as the Hocking Valley Community Hospital, the Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, tourism, United Way, Girl and Boy Scouts, the Logan-Hocking District Library, senior citizens, food for those in need, children’s projects, and recreation, as well as scholarships for local students through the Minnie Bowen Fund and Brighten Your Future.

Grant Application and Timeline

Grant applications open in January. The 2024 grant applications closed Feb. 20, and grant recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.

If you have questions, please contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 740-753-1111, or by email at

Donate and Support

The Logan-Holl Foundation considers grant applications annually. Unfortunately, more applications are received than funds are available. Gifts to the Logan-Holl Foundation Fund can support a lasting impact in Hocking County.

If you have any questions, you may reach FAO by phone at 740-753-1111.

You also can help by making tax-deductible donations. Here are some suggestions:

• Include the Logan-Holl Foundation as a part of your regular yearly charitable donations.
• Donate in memory of a deceased friend or loved one.
• Donate in honor of a birthday, marriage, or anniversary.
• Donate stock or other non-cash commodities.
• Bequeath a donation in your will.

Current Trustees

Jacob Hill, President
An Edward Jones CFP and a member of the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Board of Directors.

Mary Holl, Vice President
Master Gardener, a patron of the arts, and the widow of Former Trustee Richard H. Holl.

Rudy Brandt, Secretary-Treasurer
President and Secretary-Treasurer of Logan Clay Products LLC, President of Sawmiller LLC, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Forestry Association.

Dick Brandt
Chairman of Logan Clay Products LLC.

Amy Black
Family nurse practitioner at Hopewell Health Center in Logan, and a member of the HVCH Board of Directors.

Dr. Doug Carr
Logan family physician at Hopewell Health Centers.

Chad Grow
Principal at Logan High School.

Melinda Radabaugh
Educator and granddaughter of Former Trustee Barton S. Holl.

Stephanie Brandt Taddeo
Great-granddaughter of Barton A. Holl and a social worker. Director of Operations for Wexner Hospice and Home Care at Wexner Heritage Village in Columbus.