Meigs County Foundation Offers Grant Opportunities, Deadline Approaching

Meigs County Foundation Offers Grant Opportunities, Deadline Approaching

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – The Meigs County Foundation (MCF), in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), invites nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for a project or program serving Meigs County to apply for a grant beginning Sept. 7.

MCF and FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund will award up to $10,000 in grants to projects or programs benefitting residents of Meigs County. Projects should increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or implement a solution to a need in Meigs County. In addition to this funding, MCF will award another $15,000. For more information and applications, go to www.AppalachianOhio.org/MeigsThe deadline for applications is Oct. 12.

“We want to support organizations working to expand opportunities for our neighbors. The Meigs County Foundation will invest homegrown dollars in ideas benefitting our local communities,” said Jennifer Sheets of MCF.

Together, MCF and the I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund are working to meet pressing needs and pursue exciting opportunities for Meigs County’speople and communities. The Funds work across five areas essential to generating and sustaining transformative change, known as the Pillars of Prosperity: Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environmental Stewardship, and Health & Human Services.

This year, additional funding is available for projects in the Health & Human Services Pillar thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Sisters Health Foundation (SHF). SHF Funds will support pandemic-related needs in the areas of food insecurity, senior needs, mental health and addiction, public health infrastructure, and other emerging needs. In 2020, MCF and SHF partnered to award 18 grants totaling more than $40,000.

That same year, MCF and FAO joined together to create the Meigs County Schools Food Pantry, a food pantry to support students and their families ineach of Meigs’ school districts through a monthly distribution of healthy and nutritious food. MCF, SHF and FAO are pleased to offer this newfunding opportunity for Meigs County.

The Meigs County Foundation is a community fund of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. If you are interested in learning more or making a gift to support the Meigs County Foundation, please visitwww.AppalachianOhio.org/Meigs or contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or info@ffao.org

About the Meigs County Foundation

The Meigs County Community Fund was created in 2011 to increase and advance philanthropic activities in Meigs County. The Meigs County Community Fund works to attract philanthropic resources in the form of gifts, grants, or bequests to benefit the broader community.To learn more, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Meigs

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org and follow FAO on Facebook and Instagram.

About the Sisters Health Foundation

The Sisters Health Foundation (SHF) promotes healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact the people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. For more information about SHF, visit sistershealthfdn.org.