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John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund/Guernsey County Foundation Announce Extension of Grant Deadline – 2017

Columbus, OH (May 31, 2017)—The John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund/Guernsey County Foundation has extended the grant application deadline for its 2017 program to Friday, June 16, 2017 at noon.

The Shepard Fund awards grants to benefit cultural and economic programs for Cambridge and Guernsey Counties. An advisory committee of two officers from the Guernsey County Foundation and committee chair John A. Davis assists with grant recommendations.

Grant applications and information may be accessed through The Columbus Foundation’s website,, and can be submitted electronically by email to Grant requests may not exceed $5,000. Last year’s recipients included Cambridge Area YMCA; The Cambridge Band; Cambridge Salvation Army; Cambridge-Guernsey County CIC; Guernsey County Cancer Society; Guernsey County Historical Society; Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center, Inc.; Lutheran Social Services of Southern Ohio; and Ohio Arts and Crafts Foundation.

In 1998, Arthur E. Shepard established the Shepard Fund in memory of his parents, longtime residents of Cambridge. Mr. Shepard’s father, John W. Shepard, owned and operated a dry cleaning and tailoring business for 36 years before his death in 1944. His mother, the former Edna McManus, moved to Cambridge with her family when the Cambridge Glass Company opened. Her father made the first piece of glassware produced at the company. 


About The Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation is the trusted philanthropic advisor® to more than 2,500 individuals, families, businesses, and communities that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible. More than 70 years strong, The Columbus Foundation ranks among the top ten community foundations in the United States. Visit to learn more.

May 31, 2017