Vinton Community Fund

Project led by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

About the Vinton Community Fund.

The Vinton Community Fund was created to assist the Vinton County community in growing philanthropic resources to enrich quality of life. All gifts to the Vinton Community Fund will be 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 Vinton 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. Though the Vinton Community Fund is new, here are some recent grants making a difference in Vinton County through its Family of Funds:

  • God’s Hands at Work to support basic needs and transitional items for survivors of domestic abuse;
  • Vinton County Middle School to support its civic education activities and upcoming experiential learning opportunities;
  • the Wilkesville Community Center and Wilkesville Presbyterian Church to support the local community;
  • OhioHealth for its Walking Through Grief program;
  • Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library to support programs through the local library; and
  • Megan Macke, a middle school educator in Vinton County Local Schools, with a 2021 Jenco Award for her service to the community.


Special match opportunity.

For a limited time, all gifts to the Vinton 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 Vinton Community Fund. There is no limit to how much can be matched by a single donor! 

Help us secure match for Vinton County so we can make a greater difference together!

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 Vinton Community Fund.

Because we know that lasting resources dedicated to local communities is so vital to creating opportunities, your gift to the Vinton Community Fund will be matched and invested in the endowment to make a long-term, local difference in Vinton County.

Make a donation.

In a special Cause Connector opportunity, 100% of your gift and its match to the Vinton 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 match is available, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar. There is no limit to how much a donor can give for 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

Your gift to the Vinton Community Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar and invested to expand the resources available for local grants each and every year.

Benefits 1 county
  • Vinton

Want to learn more?

Contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or with any questions.


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