Columbus, OH (September 26, 2023)—Community Foundations, Inc., an affiliate of The Columbus Foundation, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Ross County in the areas of cultural development, health and human welfare, economic development, and underprivileged youth. The grants are made possible through the generosity of the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund and the Burton E. Stevenson Fund.
The Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund was established in 1989 by Robert E. Schaefer, a longtime Chillicothe resident, to provide for the cultural development, health and human welfare, and economic development of Chillicothe and Ross County. A veteran newspaperman, Mr. Schaefer, who died in 1997, served the community for more than 60 years. He joined the Chillicothe Gazette in 1938 and began a career that spanned 36 years. It was Mr. Schaefer’s hope that these annual contributions to the community would inspire others with charitable intent to impact the community.
Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund can visit cbusfdn.org/regionalfunds. Applications are due Friday, October 27, 2023. An advisory committee, made up of community representatives in Chillicothe and Ross County, assists with grant recommendations.
The Burton E. Stevenson Fund was established in 1992 by Burton Egbert Stevenson, who was born in Chillicothe. He married Elizabeth Shepard Butler in 1895, their marriage lasting 65 years, and returned to Chillicothe, where he was the librarian for more than 60 years. During World War I, Mr. Stevenson was instrumental in efforts to connect soldiers to periodicals from their hometowns and in establishing a library at Camp Sherman. As part of his legacy, Mr. Stevenson created this fund to support underprivileged youth in Ross County.
Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant from the Burton E. Stevenson Fund can visit cbusfdn.org/regionalfunds. Applications are due Friday, December 1, 2023.
About Community Foundations, Inc.
Community Foundations, Inc., was established in 1987 to enable donors to support nonprofit organizations primarily in the state of Ohio and beyond the central Ohio region. For more information, visit columbusfoundation.org or call 614/251-4000.