Jackson County Community FoundationProject led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
About the Jackson County Community Foundation.
The Jackson County Community Foundation Fund was created to assist the Jackson County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Jackson County Community Foundation awarded grants to organizations serving Jackson County:
- Jackson City Library for its MakerSpace, an area for patrons to create items and build curiosity in science and engineering;
- City of Jackson for the Hillcrest Skatepark Upgrade project;
- City of Wellston for the Downtown Outdoor Accessories project to purchase benches, picnic tables, and more for the downtown historic district; and
- God’s Hands At Work for its mobile food pantry.
Special match opportunity.
For a limited time, all gifts to the Jackson County Community Foundation 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 Jackson County Community Foundation. There is no limit to how much can be matched by a single donor!
Help us secure match for Jackson County so we can make a greater difference together!
The Jackson County Community Foundation committee.
The Jackson 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 Jackson community through meaningful grant awards.
The Jackson County Community Foundation committee is composed of Sandra Borden, John Jones, Cindy Kidd, Susan Stockmeister, and Carol Wright.
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 Jackson County Community Foundation.
Because we know that lasting resources dedicated to local communities is so vital to creating opportunities, your gift to the Jackson County Community Foundation will be matched and invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Jackson County.
Make a donation.
In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Jackson 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.