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Athens County Foundation Grants

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Churches, and Agencies in Eligible
Areas to Improve the Quality of Life of Local Residents

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Athens County Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/23/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $8,000 to Ohio nonprofit organizations, churches, and governments in eligible areas for programs that improve the quality of life of local residents. Funding is intended for programs and projects that strengthen communities, promote the health and wellbeing of residents, improve educational outcomes for children, provide support for women and children, and address needs related to COVID-19. Eligible programs benefit the residents of Athens County.

Priority is given to projects that:

  • Build upon economic vitality: Build on regional strengths, create a vibrant community where people want to live and work, and support an educated community
  • Support thriving communities: Become more livable, more self-sustainable, and create spaces for diverse voices to come together
  • Focus on individual health and wellbeing: Sustainable solutions for individuals and families to become secure- such as food security, mental and physical health initiatives, and safety and advocacy efforts
  • Respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased demand for service caused by the crisis: Solutions that address the health and safety of the community, and other nonprofit support to organizations whose operations are hampered by the pandemic.

As of this Fall, the Foundation will consider grants applications that impact the following Fields of Interest:

  • Improve the quality of life for seniors, serve people with disabilities.
  • Provide support for women and/or children
  • Build education success for children.
  • Projects that reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Creative projects that enhance the quality of life and promotes inclusion/integration for adults with disabilities

Similarly, this could include, but is not limited to:

  • Increasing access to prescriptions for people who do not have Medicaid, private insurance, or means.
  • Increasing access to information and programs that seek to combat addictions.
  • Assist families in preparing children to enter P, K, or 1s grade through better access to food, clothing, reading, and health.
  • Increase broadband breadth and connectivity in Athens County.
  • Nurture startups in Athens County that align with our Mission Related Investments.
  • Create a shared vision and increased opportunity for economic development in Athens County.
  • Nurture projects and startups that result from expanded medical services, arts, and recreational opportunities in Nelsonville OH.
  • Plan for more availability of housing suitable for all populations, with a focus on Senior Housing.
  • Increase access to transportation.
  • Position recreation and the natural environment as a valued resource, economic driver, and tourist destination in Athens County.
  • Promoting racial equity in Athens County

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174937

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant amount is in the $3,000 to $8,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Athens County Foundation supports local nonprofit organizations that provide services to communities in Athens County. Grants are made to organizations, churches, and governments.

Grants will not be considered for the following purposes:
- Individuals
- Endowments
- Scholarships
- Religious purposes
- Political or legislative action groups
- Annual fundraising drives

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications and questions to info@athensfoundations.org

Athens County Foundation
PO Box 366
Athens OH 45701
740-594-6061

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USA: Ohio: Athens County

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