Congratulations Fall 2017 grantees!
We received a significant number of grant applications from our community, which makes the review process challenging. This fall the board of directors has chosen to fund grants that align with these fields of interest: improves quality of life for seniors, serves people with disabilities, provides women and/or children with access to safety net programs, builds education success for children and projects that reduce carbon footprint.
In the coming year, the Athens County Foundation will be hosting a capacity building series for nonprofits and continue to focus its investment priorities on opportunities that have a significant impact in creating a healthier and vibrant community. For the next few years, priority will be given to projects that:
Build Economic Vitality – Build on our 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 – Create or maintain sustainable solutions for individuals and families to become secure- such as food security, mental and physical health initiatives, and safety and advocacy efforts.
|2017 Fall Athens County Foundation Grantees|
|Athens County Child Advocacy Center||Athens County Child Advocacy Center Office Improvement Project||$2,596|
|Athens County Community Singers||A Choir for All Voices: Transition and Service||$1,452|
|Athens County Humane Society||Addressing Pet Overpopulation Through Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Services||$2,207|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens||Youth in Leadership- Aligning the curriculum||$420|
|Habitat for Humanities for Southeast Ohio||Age in place Senior critical home repair||$6,800|
|Nelsonville Food Cupboard, Inc.||Backpack Program||$3,605|
|OU Press||Community Table||$3,000|
|Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio||Helping Hands Program||$845|
|Rural Action||Connecting consumption, climate change, and composting through zero waste||$4,016|
|Southeast Ohio History Center||A/V for Seniors||$20,700|
|The Appalachian Peace and Justice Network||Social Emotional Learning in K-12 Schools/CCL||$6,750|
|The Birth Circle, Inc.||Prepared Mommy Camp 2.0||$5,000|
|The Glouster Project, Inc.||Bathroom upgrade||$3,000|
|Trimble Local textbook and supplies foundation||2018-2019 Tremble Local textbook and supplies foundation project||$1,500|
|United Seniors of Athens County, Inc.||Upgrade technology and online presence for Athens County seniors||$3,500|
|Upgrade Ohio||Plug-In to Nelsonville||$5,600|
|Women for Recovery||Basic appliance acquisition||$2,605|
|Fall 2017 Rocky Community Improvement Fund Grantees|
|Amesville PTO||Amesville backpack program and Federal Hocking Food Pantry||$4,000|
|Big Brothers, Big Sisters – Athens||Youth in Leadership – Aligning the Curriculum – Vinton Co.||$1,625|
|Church of the Epiphany||Kitchen equipment to increase efficiency||$2,756|
|Community Food Initiatives||Nelsonville School Garden Support||$2,000|
|Habitat for Humanity||Critical Home Repair Program||$4,000|
|HAPCAP||Kitchen Upgrades for Improved Efficiency||$3,547|
|Integrated Services for Beahvior Health||Support for the HIVE of Nelsonville||$7,074|
|Lutheran Social Services||LSS Athens County Mobile Food Pantry||$5,000|
|Nelsonville Food Cupboard||Backpack Program||$5,000|
|Nelsonville Senior Citizens||Sidewalk Rebuild 754 Chestnut St.||$1,690|
|NY Honor Society||The Picnic Table Project||$2,500|
|Women for Recovery||Basic Appliances Acquisition||$2,606|