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


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

The Community Foundation for Perry County grant application is open to public and nonprofit organizations. 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 Dale Hileman Legacy Fund supports 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.


The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio 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 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 Max Conner Memorial Fund supports an annual grant round that promotes academic excellence and classroom enrichment for students in the Nelsonville-York School District. Funding will support projects taking place during the 2021-2022 school year, with mini grants ranging in size from $100 to $500. Any employee of the Nelsonville-York School District is eligible to apply. 


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 supports 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. 


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.