July 21, 2024

Meigs County Foundation awards 17 grants totaling more than $50,000

POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Foundation (MCF) has awarded 17 grants for 2023, totaling more than $50,000, to advance projects and programs serving organizations throughout Meigs County.

“We are so pleased to support these outstanding organizations working to expand opportunities for Meigs County residents” said MCF President Jennifer Sheets. “The Meigs County Foundation invests homegrown dollars in projects that benefit our local communities and residents, and we are thrilled to see the difference our 2023 grant partners will make across Meigs County.”

Earlier this year, MCF, in partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, invited nonprofit and public organizations to apply for grants for projects and programs benefiting Meigs County residents. Preference was given to efforts that increase quality of life,
create access to opportunities or implement a solution to a local need.

Seventeen grants were awarded during the 2023 funding cycle and announced at a reception held at the Blakeslee Center on November 14.

Organization/Project Award

Bethel Worship Center Mobile Food Outreach $ 2,500
Chester Youth Baseball/Softball Home Run Project $ 3,000
Columbia Township Trustees Blessing Box $ 2,500
Eastern Local Schools Community Garden $ 5,000*
Eastern Local Schools Science Olympiad $ 3,100*
God’s Hands at Work Mobile Food Pantry $ 2,500
Meigs County Farmers Market Veterans Vouchers $ 3,780
Habitat for Humanity Meigs County Build $ 1,000
I Believe Foundation Youth Leadership Workshop $ 1,770
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry in Meigs County $ 2,500
Meigs Council on Aging Conference Center $ 5,000
Mid Valley Christian School Musical Education $ 2,500
River of Life Food Pantry $ 2,500
Southern Local Schools Art Program $ 2,000
Tuppers Plains Youth Baseball Home Run Project $ 3,000
Village of Rutland Gymnasium Door Renovation $ 5,000
Meigs County School Based Food Pantry $ 2,500

TOTAL 2023 GRANTS $50,150

  • Projects funded through a special gift from the Buckley Family

Donations to the Meigs County Foundation help fund these annual grants that meet communities’ greatest needs and most promising opportunities.
To learn more about the Meigs County Foundation and how to support its work, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Meigs or contact FAO at [email protected] or 740-753-1111.
The Meigs County Foundation was created in 2011 to increase and advance philanthropic activities in Meigs County. The Meigs County Foundation 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 .
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio 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 people and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy.
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