Funding Opportunities

Periodically, the Foundations issue funding opportunities to advance priorities and initiatives. Funding investments are considered through an invitation to submit process, request for proposals or funding collaboration, in which resources are distributed in partnership with another funder. The Foundations do not accept unsolicited proposals. Current opportunities are listed below.

Current Opportunities

ACF Partnership Response and Resilience Fund

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Athens County Foundation (ACF) are accepting applications to provide support to nonprofit and public organizations in/serving Athens County, Ohio by responding to emergent needs outside of traditional funding cycles. Applications to the ACF Partnership Response and Resilience Fund are reviewed on a rolling basis, while funds remain available. For more information and to apply, visit the ACF website.

Recently Closed Opportunities

RCIF Partnership Spring 2022 Grant Cycle 

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) are accepting applications from agencies serving Athens and surrounding counties, with an emphasis on organizations serving Nelsonville, Ohio. Funding priorities include programs that provide healthy food access, educational opportunities for youth, behavioral health services and/or programs for older adults. Applications were due in April and funding awards will be announced in June 2022. For more information, visit the RCIF website.

Healthy Food, Healthy Franklin County Request for Proposals

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation closed the Letter of Intent (LOI) process for this opportunity on January 28, 2022. Those who submitted a LOI received a status update in March. Funding awards will be announced in June to support nonprofit and public organizations with projects to measurably increase the availability, affordability and consumption of healthy, local food among low-access, low-income communities in Franklin County.

Upcoming Opportunities

Prospective grant seekers can receive notifications of new funding opportunities, as they arise, by registering for email updates on the Contact Us page.

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