The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (the Foundations) recently approved funding totaling $350,000 supporting programs and initiatives serving central and southeastern Ohio.   Funding from the Foundations will support a substance use disorder prevention campaign, planning for psychiatric crisis services in Franklin County, healthy food access in southeastern Ohio and increased transportation in Nelsonville. 

Funding awards approved by the Foundations in March 2019 include:

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation

  • Central Ohio Hospital Council: Up to $25,000 to implement a planning process focused on improving the psychiatric crisis services system in Franklin County.
  • Ohio Opioid Education Alliance: Up to $25,000 to support expanded dissemination and reach of the public awareness campaign Don’t Live in Denial, Ohio, in partnership with the Nationwide Foundation and The Columbus Foundation.

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville

  • Athens Public Transit: Up to $30,000 to pilot a new bus route providing reliable transportation for vulnerable populations in Nelsonville and surrounding areas.
  • Rocky Community Improvement Fund: Up to $40,000 to positively impact the health and quality of life in Nelsonville, Ohio and surrounding communities through a funding partnership.  
  • Southeastern Ohio Food Bank: Up to $30,000 to improve access to healthy foods for vulnerable populations in southeastern Ohio through a match for funds raised in support of the Bounty in the Pantries program.
  • Community Request for Proposals (RFP): Up to a total of $200,000.  The Foundation will seek proposals from Athens, Hocking and Vinton Counties focused on increasing access to and quality of community-based health and social service programs serving vulnerable populations.  Additional information on applications for the RFP process will be released in late 2019.