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Targeted Funds

Targeted Funds

Targeted Funds provide support for several areas that align with donor focus. Applicants may apply for up to $25,000. However, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000.

Spring Deadline: First Friday in May

Area of Focus Description Amount Available
Green Funds Conservation and Environment $0
Health Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education $0
  Mental Health $0
  Children's Mental Health $0
Special Populations Developmental Disabilities $0
  Elderly $0
  Terminally Ill $0
Outside of Franklin County Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County (May deadline only) $0
  R. Alvin Stevenson Fund: Health and Human Services in Hocking and Fairfield Counties (May deadline only)


Social Services Character and Leadership Development for Youth



 See Workshops & Deadlines for details.

Fall Deadline: First Friday in October


Community Improvement Historical Preservation $0
  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement  (October deadline only) $0
Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $0
Health Health Education $0
  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $0
  Substance Abuse $0
Social Services Parent Education $0
  Summer Camp Maintenance $0

Grant Application Process


  • Access, complete, and submit the application online. The form is accessible one month before the deadline.
  • Applications must be submitted by the first Friday of May and October. View Workshops & Deadlines for the specific deadline date.



  • Operating support will only be considered when the applicant demonstrates continuous innovation that enhances services.
  • A copy of your organization’s annual audit may be requested. Please review the Foundation’s Audit Requirement and Exemption Request Form.
  • Grantees must submit a Final Report, due 30 days following the end of the grant period.

Staff Contacts

For general questions, contact Emily Savors.

For Joseph A. Jeffrey, contact Matthew Martin.

For Mary Eleanor Morris, contact Melissa Neely.

For Green Funds, Historical Preservation, Health/Terminally Ill, R. Alvin Stevenson, or Camp Maintenance, contact Hailey Stroup.

For technical assistance, contact Melissa Neely.