Harrison County Community Foundation

Project led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

About the Harrison County Community Foundation.

The Harrison County Community Foundation Fund 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 three grants to support Harrison County’s communities during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Deersville Community Theatre to support continued operation amid the challenges facing arts organizations during the pandemic;
  • Harrison Central High School to engage students in community service; and
  • Cadiz Ohio Salvation Army to assist those who need medical transportation and overnight housing.

Special match opportunity.

For a limited time, all gifts to the Harrison County Community Foundation will receive a 50 cent match for each dollar given!

Thanks to matching funds awarded to FAO by the Ohio Legislature, $1 million is available to FAO endowment funds, including the Harrison County Community Foundation. Each donor can secure up to $5,000 in match.

The $1 million in match is available to all endowment funds at FAO and will move quickly. Don’t let time run out. 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 the $1 million in match available to FAO's endowment funds lasts, your gift will be matched 50 cents for every dollar given. Each donor can secure up to $5,000 in match.

For larger gifts or to donate in other ways (e.g. stock transfer, IRA transfer, or a gift through a donor-advised fund), please click here or contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or info@ffao.org.

Project Status
New
Areas of Investment
Community & Economic Development
Funds Needed

100% of your gift to the Harrison County Community Foundation will be invested to expand the resources available for local grants each and every year.

Impact
Benefits 1 county
  • Harrison