Hocking County Community FundProject led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
About the Hocking County Community Fund.
The Hocking County Community Fund was created to assist the Hocking County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Hocking County Community Fund 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 Hocking 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 Hocking County Community Fund awarded grants to organizations serving Hocking County:
- Project SAFE through the Logan Hocking School District for the food and clothing pantry;
- American Red Cross Central and Southern Ohio Region for the Home Fire Campaign in Hocking County;
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County for youth mentoring in Hocking County;
- Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio for the 2022 Hocking County Build;
- Southern Ohio Fishers of Men Association for Kinship Community Help; and
- The Bowen House for the Spring Parlor Concert Series.
Special match opportunity.
For a limited time, all gifts to the Hocking County Community Fund will receive dollar-for-dollar match!
Thanks to matching funds awarded to FAO by the Ohio Legislature, $300,000 is available for match to the Hocking County Community Fund. There is no limit to how much can be matched by a single donor!
Help us secure match for Hocking County so we can make a greater difference together!
The Hocking County Community Fund committee.
The Hocking County Community Fund is driven by a local, volunteer committee. The committee works to ensure that gifts to the Foundation make the greatest impact in the Hocking community through meaningful grant awards.
The Hocking County Community Fund committee is composed of Kristi Brooks, Keith Hood, Libby Hosler, Michael Hunter, Tessa Hunter, Ali Kanaan, Katy Kudlapur, Roger Nott, Abby Saving, and Bailey Simons.
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 Hocking County Community Fund.
Because we know that lasting resources dedicated to local communities is so vital to creating opportunities, your gift to the Hocking County Community Fund will be matched and invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Hocking County.
Make a donation.
In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Hocking County Community Fund 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.