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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 fall application period is open and the application can be accessed here
  • 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 $25,500
  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement   $122,300
Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $3,600
Health Health Education Closed
  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations Closed
  Substance Abuse Closed
Social Services Parent Education Closed
  Summer Camp Maintenance $45,350


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.