Fairfield County Foundation Grant Recipients Announced

The Fairfield County Foundation recently announced the recipients for the first of three grant cycles in 2024. The Foundation awarded grants totaling $167,814 to 10 local organizations at their March Board meeting.

“We are excited to kick off another year of grants to support a variety of deserving organizations that are creating a positive impact on the Fairfield County community,” said Amy Eyman, CEO of the Fairfield County Foundation. “We are grateful for all of our donors, who help us continue to support a wide range of important goals with each grant cycle!”

Here is the list of this cycle’s grant providers, recipients and the purpose the grant supports:

Janet S. Crist
Carroll Area Historical Society – Projector Purchase for Public Programs

Jerry & Janet Nauman Fund
Hardbarger Impact Ministries – Bed Brigade Table Saw

Richard L. Roundhouse
Concrete Orkidz Foundation – Youth Summer Camp, Fairfield County Snack/Trip Costs
Geneva Hills Group – Geneva Lodge Kitchen Update

Robert A. Schatz
American Red Cross of South Central Ohio – Building Disaster Resiliency in Fairfield County
Wagnalls Memorial Foundation – Wagnalls Memorial Podcast Studio

Terry A. McGhee/Sally J. Grimm Community Fund
Lancaster Festival – Arts Education and Creative Opportunities for Youth
Ohio Glass Museum – Rotunda Showcases

Wendel Family
Decorative Arts Center of Ohio – MOD: Visual, Social, Cultural Renaissance of the 1960s
Lancaster Festival – Lancaster Festival Orchestra performances during the Festival’s 40th season

Remaining 2024 Grant Cycle Deadlines

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 www.fairfieldcountyfoundation.org.

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