Meigs County Community FundProject led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
About the Meigs County Community Fund.
The Meigs County Community Fund was created to assist the Meigs County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Meigs 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 Meigs 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 Meigs County Community Fund awarded three grants to support Meigs County’s communities during the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Hopewell Health Centers to create and distribute personalized mental health care kits for individuals and families;
- Eastern Local Schools to provide meals and basic supplies to students; and
- The Meigs County Council on Aging to meet the increased need for its Meals on Wheels program by adding additional routes.
Special match opportunity.
For a limited time, all gifts to the Meigs County Community Fund 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 Meigs County Community Fund. 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 Meigs County so we can make a greater difference together!
The Meigs County Community Fund committee.
The Meigs 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 Meigs community through meaningful grant awards.
The Meigs County Community Fund committee is composed of Brandon Bartee, Ryan Buckley, Suzanne Clark, John Hoback, Barbara Musser, Paul Reed, Charlene Rutherford, Jennifer Sheets, Laura Sheets, Linda Warner, and Perry Varnadoe.
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 Meigs County Community Fund.
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 Meigs County Community Fund will be invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Meigs County.
Make a donation.
In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Meigs 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.