The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund are accepting applications until October 15, 2021 through their fall grant cycle funding partnership. Applications are invited from agencies serving Nelsonville, Ohio and surrounding areas with support focused on healthy food access, educational opportunities, behavioral health services, programming for older adults, initiatives addressing family housing and the financial security impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to apply, visit the RCIF website.

Grant Application Timeline

  • October 19, 2021 – Applications Due
  • December 2021 – Funding Decisions Announced

“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

“The Foundation’s partnership with RCIF reflects our commitment to improving health and quality of life in southeastern Ohio. By working collaboratively we strengthen our impact, which is especially important now as the community rebuilds from the affects of the pandemic.” – Erin Prescott, Program Officer, Osteopathic Heritage Foundations

Rocky Community Improvement Fund
The mission of the Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) is to provide impactful support to our local communities by awarding grants to build a clean, safe and healthy community for our neighbors. RCIF is a donor advised fund operated through the Athens County Foundation.

Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
The mission of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (the Foundations) is to improve the health and quality of life in the community through education, research and service consistent with our osteopathic heritage. The Foundations advance this mission through strategic partnerships, multiyear funding commitments, funding collaborations and significant investments in some of the most pressing health and social issues in the community.