Harrison County Community FoundationProject led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
About the Harrison County Community Foundation.
The Harrison County Community Foundation was created to assist the Harrison County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Harrison County Community Foundation are invested in an endowment fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). From its interest and earnings, this Fund will make grants to support the community for many years to come, ensuring permanent resources designed to address Harrison County’s changing needs over time.
Our work together has already made a difference, and with further investment, our impact on the nonprofits, schools, and communities of our treasured county will only grow. Recently, the Harrison County Community Foundation awarded grants to organizations serving Harrison County:
- Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority for a summer youth program to assist less fortunate children in gaining educational opportunities and life experiences;
- Harrison County Tourism Council, Inc., toward the Sally Buffalo Park New Outdoor Performance Stage;
- Camp Piedmont toward the cost of repairing cabins;
- Humane Society of Harrison County, Inc., toward the Trap Neuter Release program for feral cats;
- HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization, Inc., toward the Senior Nutrition Program;
- Deersville Community Players for the 2021 Christmas Presentation;
- Franklin Museum of New Athens toward a roof replacement due to tornado damage;
- Freeport Volunteer Fire Department toward the 2021 Safety Project;
- Area Agency on Aging, Region 9 toward the Take Charge Harrison for Diabetes Education;
- Harrison County Agricultural Society toward the 4-H Horse Project for the replacement of the fairgrounds equine barn
Special match opportunity.
For a limited time, all gifts to the Harrison County Community Foundation will be matched dollar-for-dollar!
Thanks to matching funds awarded to FAO by the Ohio Legislature, $300,000 is available for match to the Harrison County Community Foundation. There is no limit to how much can be matched by a single donor!
Help us secure match for Harrison County so we can make a greater difference together!
The Harrison County Community Foundation committee.
The Harrison County Community Foundation is driven by a local, volunteer committee. The committee works to ensure that gifts to the Foundation make the greatest impact in the Harrison community through meaningful grant awards.
The Harrison County Community Foundation committee is composed of Allison Anderson, Todd Dunlap, Lori Milleson, Scott Pendleton, Bob Positano, Matthew Puskarich, Kris Puskarich, John Tabacchi, and Sandi Thompson.
FAO staff comments.
Appalachian Ohio has access to nine times fewer charitable dollars per capita than the rest of the state. At FAO, we understand that a combination of local leadership and regional initiatives is needed to tackle this philanthropy gap that all too often means an opportunity gap for our communities and the people who call them home. One crucial way FAO has sought to address this philanthropy gap is by supporting the efforts of counties in growing philanthropy with the local community, for the local community, including the Harrison County Community Foundation.
Because we know that lasting resources dedicated to local communities is so vital to creating opportunities, 100% of your gift and its match to the Harrison County Community Foundation will be invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Harrison County.
Make a donation.
In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Harrison County Community Foundation will be invested in this local endowment to expand the resources available for local grantmaking each and every year for generations to come.
While match is available, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. There is no limit to how much a donor can give for match.