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Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) Grant

Grants to Nelsonville Area, Ohio Nonprofits and
Agencies to Enhance the Quality of Life for Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville

Deadline Date:

04/15/19 Postmarked or Received by Date


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Grants to Nelsonville area, Ohio nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies for programs and projects that enhance the quality of life of local residents. Funding is available for those living in Nelsonville and the surrounding communities, with a focus on Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties.

The general funding priorities of RCIF include: children's welfare, hunger, seniors, health and wellness, disabilities, housing initiatives, animal welfare, community development, environmental issues, beautification, arts and humanities, and sports programs.

Priority will be given to projects that:
- Comply with the mission and values of RCIF, the Athens County Foundation, and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville
- Incorporate new approaches to current or emerging needs
- Encourage cooperation among organizations and avoid duplication of services
- Show the organization’s ability to leverage additional funds

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169813

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applications are welcome from any 501c3 organization, government agency, or have a fiscal agreement with a 501c3 organization.

Generally, grants are not made to or for:
- Individuals
- Endowments
- Budget deficits
- Scholarships
- Religious purposes
- Political or legislative action groups
- Support or promotion of specific points of view on right-to-life and pro-choice issues
- Annual fundraising drives

Pre-Application Information:

All Applications must be postmarked or received by April 15, 2019 to be considered.

If this grant is being submitted by a fiscal agent, include a letter from the fiscal agent describing the relationship to the organizations as well as a copy of the agent’s IRS tax-exempt status letter.

Decisions on all grants will be made and recipients will be notified after May 1, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be submitted to:

Submit application by mail to:
Attn: Dani Waldren
39 E. Canal St
Nelsonville, OH 45764

For more information, call: 740.753.9100 x2115

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Nelsonville and the surrounding communities, including Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties.