Morgan Community Fund

Project led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

About the Morgan Community Fund.

The Morgan Community Fund was created to assist the Morgan County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan Community Fund awarded three grants to support Morgan County’s communities during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Morgan West Elementary to support the social and emotional needs of Morgan County students through a new Reset for Success Room;
  • MoCo Kitty Kontrol to support the spay/neuter clinic; and
  • The Morgan County Summer Technology Camp to provide students in grades 4-10 with unique technology-based learning opportunities.

Special match opportunity.

For a limited time, all gifts to the Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan County so we can make a greater difference together!

The Morgan Community Fund committee.

The Morgan Community Fun is driven by a local, volunteer committee. The committee works to ensure that gifts to the Foundation make the greatest impact in the Morgan community through meaningful grant awards.

The Morgan Community Fund committee is composed of Cinda Erickson, Julia Garber, Tyler Hickerson, Quincy Robe, Kelsey Wells, Richard Wetzel, and Mike Workman.

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 Morgan 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 Morgan Community Fund will be invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Morgan County.

Make a donation.

In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Morgan 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.

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

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Community & Economic Development
Funds Needed

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

Benefits 1 county
  • Morgan