Responsive & Field of Interest Grants

Athens County Foundation

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $8,000

Deadline: Sep 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Athens County, Ohio

Location of residency: Athens County, Ohio

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About this funder:

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The Athens County Foundation manages 40 different grant funds for families and businesses throughout Athens County as well as a large unrestricted fund. Operating for over 35 years, the Foundation has grown to an asset size of $6.5 million and about $3 million in total grant making.

Grant Making Programs

The Athens County Foundation supports local nonprofit organizations that provide services to communities in Athens County. Our grant priorities support a wide range of initiatives.

Build upon Economic Vitality – Build on our regional strengths, create a vibrant community where people want to live and work, and support an educated community

Support Thriving Communities – Become more livable, more self-sustainable, and create spaces for diverse voices to come together

Focus on Individual Health and Wellbeing – sustainable solutions for individuals and families to become secure- such as food security, mental and physical health initiatives, and safety and advocacy efforts

Our average grant amount is in the $3,000 to $8,000 range.

Fall Grant cycle

This Fall, we will consider grant applications that impact the following Fields of Interest:

  • improve quality of life for seniors,
  • serve people with disabilities,
  • provide support for women and/or children,
  • build education success for children, and
  • projects that reduce carbon footprint.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3), government or church, or working working one of these type organizations as a fiscal agent.
  • The project must comply with the Athens County Foundation’s mission, which is to “invest in local strategies to empower Athens County residents and build on the strengths of our region now and for generations to come”.
  • The project must address a need or opportunity in the Athens County community.
  • Applicants should be requesting seed money for a new, innovative program.
  • Your organization’s use of the grant money must demonstrate the organization’s ability to leverage additional funds.


  • Grants will not be considered for the following purposes:
    • individuals 
    • endowments
    • budget deficits
    • scholarships
    • religious purposes
    • political or legislative action groups
    • annual fundraising drives