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The Foundation is pleased to offer the following grant programs that are currently open:

The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio is currently accepting applications! Applications are available here and must be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021. 

The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund supports projects and activities of nonprofit and public organizations in the 32 Appalachian counties in Ohio. Projects should improve quality of life with an emphasis on education, regional networking opportunities, support for community leaders, and fulfillment of basic needs. Two $700 grants will be awarded in 2021.


The Dale Hileman Legacy Fund grant application is now open! Applications are due Monday, April 5, 2021 and are available here.

The Dale Hileman Legacy Fund grant application open to public and nonprofit organizations working to promote economic growth within the 16 counties served by Eastern Ohio Development Alliance: Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Tuscarawas, and Washington counties.

This year, the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund plans to award up to $2,000 in grants. Grant requests should not exceed $1,000.


The Foundation is pleased to offer the following grant programs that are currently closed:

The Max Conner Memorial Fund to support the Nelsonville-York School District supports an annual grant round that promotes academic excellence and classroom enrichment for students in the Nelsonville-York School District. During the 2019-2020 school year, up to $2,000 were available for mini-grants ranging in size from $100-$500. Any employee of the Nelsonville-York School District is eligible to apply. If you have questions regarding this grant opportunity, contact Emily Vigue by email or at 740.753.1111.


The Community Foundation for Perry County grant application will open for public and nonprofit organizations in the spring of 2020. Projects should increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution for a need in Perry County within one or more of the Pillars of Prosperity: arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.

In 2019, $5,000 in funding was available, and up to ten mini-grants were awarded. Grants ranged in size from $500 to $1,000.

Please visit the Fund’s webpage for more information. Questions regarding the Community Foundation for Perry County can be answered via phone at 740.753.1111 or by emailing Kelly Morman.


The Gulfport Energy Fund‘s grant applications are open to nonprofit and public organizations for projects serving Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble counties. The Fund hosts two annual grant rounds, supporting education projects in the spring and environmental stewardship and health & human services projects in the fall. Grant awards typically range from $1,500 to $5,000 though grant requests of up to $10,000 may be considered. Click here for more information.


The Landrum Endowment Fund supports projects related to improving lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ross County, Ohio. Learn more here.


The Meigs County Community Fund grant application is open to nonprofit and public organizations serving Meigs County focused on the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.

For more information about this grant round, please visit the Fund’s webpage.


The Monroe County Community Foundation mini-grant application is open to public and nonprofit organizations for projects benefiting the Monroe County community. In 2020, mini-grants ranged in size from $250-$500.

Grants are awarded to projects that will increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution for a community need. At this time, MCCF does not accept applications for event sponsorships or sports-related requests. Learn more about the Monroe County Community Foundation here.


The Morgan Community Fund’s Fortuna Grant Program offers grant support to nonprofit and public organizations working to meet needs and create opportunities for Morgan County. Applications typically open in the fall for this annual opportunity.


The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund grant application is open to programs throughout Southern Perry County that positively impact the community by promoting academic excellence and opportunities for educational enrichment. These grants have been used to fund a variety of programs in the past, including historical preservation, community arts and culture programming, and classroom enrichment activities and resources. Click here to learn more.

If you have any questions regarding FAO’s grant programs, or if you would like to share information about a potential grant project, please contact Us at 740.753.1111.