RCIF Partnership Grant Cycle Suspended

Update March 2020: The spring 2020 RCIF grant cycle has been suspended and funds have been deployed as part of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations (Foundations) COVID-19 Crisis Rapid Response. In order to address urgent community needs, the Foundations are directing support to organizations providing critical food access and behavioral health services to vulnerable populations, and have also contributed to emergency response funds established by the Athens County Foundation and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. In the coming months, please visit our website for additional updates regarding future funding opportunities


The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (the Foundation) and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) are pleased to announce their 2020 spring grant cycle funding partnership. 

Since 2013, the funding partnership has awarded more than $550,000 to over 60 organizations. This spring, the Foundation and RCIF will again collaborate to support local programs in Nelsonville and surrounding areas addressing healthy food access, children's welfare and education, human services, and community health and wellness. Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in Athens County and neighboring communities are encouraged to apply.

Grant Application Timeline

  • April 15, 2020 ­- Applications Due
  • June 2020 ­ - Funding Decisions Announced


"The Foundation's partnership with RCIF reflects our commitment to improving health and quality of life in southeastern Ohio. By working collaboratively with other funders to leverage additional support we all strengthen our impact in the region."
Erin Prescott - Program Officer, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville
"RCIF has been fortunate to partner with the Foundation since 2013. The Foundation has a vast knowledge of the organizations and needs within southeastern Ohio and our continued partnership helps maximize the support we provide to the community."
Stephen Crook - Chairperson, Rocky Community Improvement Fund

RCIF Partnership Grant Cycle Suspended

Update March 2020: The spring 2020 RCIF grant cycle has been suspended and funds have been deployed as part of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations (Foundations) COVID-19 Crisis Rapid Response. In order to address urgent community needs, the Foundations are directing support to organizations providing critical food access and behavioral health services to vulnerable populations, and have also contributed to emergency response funds established by the Athens County Foundation and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. In the coming months, please visit our website for additional updates regarding future funding opportunities


The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (the Foundation) and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) are pleased to announce their 2020 spring grant cycle funding partnership. 

Since 2013, the funding partnership has awarded more than $550,000 to over 60 organizations. This spring, the Foundation and RCIF will again collaborate to support local programs in Nelsonville and surrounding areas addressing healthy food access, children's welfare and education, human services, and community health and wellness. Nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in Athens County and neighboring communities are encouraged to apply.

Grant Application Timeline

  • April 15, 2020 ­- Applications Due
  • June 2020 ­ - Funding Decisions Announced


"The Foundation's partnership with RCIF reflects our commitment to improving health and quality of life in southeastern Ohio. By working collaboratively with other funders to leverage additional support we all strengthen our impact in the region."
Erin Prescott - Program Officer, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville
"RCIF has been fortunate to partner with the Foundation since 2013. The Foundation has a vast knowledge of the organizations and needs within southeastern Ohio and our continued partnership helps maximize the support we provide to the community."
Stephen Crook - Chairperson, Rocky Community Improvement Fund