Fairfield County Foundation Announces 11 Grants Totaling $167,000

The Fairfield County Foundation recently announced the recipients for the third and final grant cycle in 2023. The Foundation awarded grants to 11 organizations totaling $167,000 at their November Board meeting.

“Over three grant cycles this year, the Foundation awarded 39 grants totaling $404,429,” said Amy Eyman, Chief Executive Officer of the Fairfield County Foundation. “We are proud to support such a diverse and important list community initiatives across Fairfield County.”

Cycle 3 Grant Recipients

Meals on Wheels Fairfield County, Inc.
Gas Generator to Support Refrigeration Units for Food Storage
Alma S. Busby, Ward R. & Dorothy Delancy Halteman, Wendel Family, Pickering Family, Fairfield County Foundation Community Impact Fund, Richard L. Roundhouse Fund

Lancaster Chorale
Performing Season 2023-24: Magnificat / At the Manger / Love Songs for Spring
Ann Chess, Hoyman Family Fine Arts, Janet S. Crist, Pickering Family Fund

United Way of Fairfield County
Fairfield County Welcome Home Newborn Visiting Program
George and Dollie L. Zimpfer Memorial and Jerry & Janet Nauman Fund

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County
The Mentor Center
Terry A. McGhee/Sally J. Grimm Community Fund and Wendel Family Fund

Baltimore Downtown Restoration
Ballroom Floor Refinishing, Victoria Opera House
Janet S. Crist Fund

Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency
Community AED Supplies and Replacement Parts
Health Fund

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Ronald McDonald House Family Room
Health Fund

The Period Pantry Project
Purchase of Period Products
Patricia A. Beam Fund

Maywood Mission
New Safe and Trauma-Informed Fencing for Learning Center
Patricia A. Beam Fund

Lancaster Vineyard Church Food Pantry
Purchase of Food and Personal Hygiene Items
Fairfield County Foundation Community Impact Fund

Fairfield County Early Childhood Association, Inc.
Gift of Time
Jerry & Janet Nauman Fund

2024 Grant Cycle Deadlines

CYCLE 1
· Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday in January – January 8, 2024
· Approval to submit full grant application emailed second week of January
· Grant Application: Due second Monday in February – February 12, 2024
· Grant Committee recommendation to Board of Trustees for approval – March 21, 2024

CYCLE 2
· Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday in May – May 13, 2024
· Approval to submit full grant application emailed second week of May
· Grant Application: Due second Monday in June – June 10, 2024
· Grant Committee recommendations to Board of Trustees for approval – July 18, 2024

CYCLE 3
· Preliminary Grants: Due second Monday in September – September 9, 2024
· Approval to submit full grant application emailed second week of September
· Grant Application: Due second Monday in October – October 14, 2024
· Grant Committee recommendations to Board of Trustees for approval – November 21, 2024

For more information, visit the Foundation’s website.

About the Fairfield County Foundation
The Fairfield County Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that along with its supporters, helps to sustain and enhance the quality of life and economic viability in our community. Its scholarship program helps to sustain opportunities for local youth to achieve their academic goals. The Foundation was formed in 1989 and grants today continue to support the arts, children’s programs, health and wellness projects, community development, academics, and more. For more information, call (740) 654-8451 or visit the Foundation’s website.

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