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Targeted Funds

Targeted Funds

Targeted Fund categories are based on the interests of donors who have established funds to support a variety of focus areas. Based on the available grant dollars each year, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000. The largest possible grant awarded is $25,000.  


A category is listed as ‘Closed’ when all grant dollars have been committed for the calendar year. Grant applications are accepted in May and October for different funding categories, as reflected below. Please contact the staff members listed below with inquiries about specific funds.

Grant Application Guidelines


  • The application will be available approximately one month before the deadline.
  • Applications are due by the first Friday of May and October. Unfortunately, late applications will not be considered. 
  • View Workshops & Deadlines for the specific deadline dates.
  • We appreciate hearing the outcomes of your grant funded activities via a Final Report, due 30 days following the end of the grant period.

Spring Deadline: First Friday in May

Area of Focus Description Amount Available
Green Funds Conservation and Environment Closed
Health Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education Closed
  Mental Health Closed
  Children's Mental Health Closed
Special Populations Developmental Disabilities Closed
  Elderly Closed
Outside of Franklin County Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County Closed
  R. Alvin Stevenson Fund: Health and Human Services in Hocking and Fairfield Counties 


Social Services Character and Leadership Development for Youth


Special Populations

Hospice and End-of-Life Care




See Workshops & Deadlines for details.

Fall Deadline: First Friday in October


Community Improvement Historic Preservation $23,000
  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement   Closed
Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $3,300
Health Health Education $48,000
  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $28,000
  Substance Abuse $32,000
Social Services Parent Education $25,500
  Summer Camp Maintenance $43,700


Staff Contacts


General questions, Emily Savors.

Joseph A. Jeffrey, Historic Preservation: Matthew Martin.

Mary Eleanor Morris, R. Alvin Stevenson: Danielle Tong.

Green Funds, Hospice and End-of-Life Care: Dan Sharpe.

Technical assistance, Melissa McCool.