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

Healthy Food, Healthy Franklin County Request for Proposals

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit and public organizations for the Healthy Food, Healthy Franklin County Request for Proposals, supporting projects to measurably increase the availability, affordability and consumption of healthy, local food among low-access, low-income communities in Franklin County. To be considered for funding, organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by January 28, 2022, using the form located on the Foundation’s online grantmaking system.

To learn more about the funding intent of the RFP, eligibility requirements and application process, click here.

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 Fall 2021 Grant Cycle 

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Rocky Community Improvement Fund (RCIF) closed applications for this opportunity on October 15, 2021. Funding awards will be announced in December to support 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, visit the RCIF website.

ACF Partnership Fall 2021 Grant Cycle 

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville and the Athens County Foundation (ACF) closed applications for this opportunity on October 22, 2021. Funding awards will be announced in December to support organizations in/serving Athens County, Ohio that create economic vitality, support thriving communities, and/or focus on the health and wellbeing of individuals and families through food security, behavioral health and physical health. For more information, visit the ACF website.

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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