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

Environmental Stewardship Pillar of Prosperity Grants: Get Outdoors! — This grant opportunity will help public, nonprofit, and fiscally sponsored organizations facilitate connections to nature among those who live throughout the 32 Appalachian Ohio counties. Up to $60,000 in funding is available, with proposals due by November 30, 2020. Click here for more information.


Morgan County Fortuna Grant Program — Through a partnership with the FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund, the 2020 Fortuna Grant Program has been expanded and extended. Applications are now due by December 15, 2020, with $20,000 in funding available to support Morgan County nonprofit and public organizations. Click here to learn more.


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 Dale Hileman Legacy Fund grant application is 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.

In 2020, the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund awarded up to $2,000 in grants through its first competitive grantround. Grant requests should not exceed $1,000. For more information, please visit the Fund’s webpage.


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 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 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.


The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund grant application is open to public and nonprofit organizations throughout all 32 Appalachian Ohio counties. Projects related to education, support for community leaders, regional networking opportunities, and basic human needs are eligible to apply. In 2020, two $650 grants were available. For more information, please visit the Fund’s webpage.

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.