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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 $130,000
Health Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education $40,000
  Mental Health $145,000
  Children's Mental Health $45,000
Special Populations Developmental Disabilities $172,000
  Elderly $116,000
  Terminally Ill $99,000
Outside of Franklin County Mary Eleanor Morris Fund: Religious, Educational, and Charitable Programs in Logan County (May deadline only) $50,250
  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 $22,500
  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement  (October deadline only) $103,000
Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $3,400
Health Health Education $44,000
  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $33,000
  Substance Abuse Closed
Social Services Parent Education $50,000
  Summer Camp Maintenance $48,500

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.