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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