Thursday, February 26, 2009

How Funders Serving the Appalachian Region of Ohio are Responding to the Economic Crisis

A program for foundation and corporate funders Hosted by The Athens Foundation and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville in conjunction with Ohio Grantmakers Forum Tuesday, March 17, 2009 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Dairy Barn
8000 Dairy Lane
Athens, Ohio 45701
In recent months, many funders have witnessed dramatic decreases in the value of their assets, with losses of 30% and more in some cases. The economic crisis which brought this sudden and steep downturn has also fueled a surge in human need. Unemployment, hunger, homelessness and other social ills are on the rise. How are funders serving Appalachia responding to the crisis? What are they doing to accomplish their missions with dramatically fewer resources? You are invited to participate in a conversation for funders about today's challenging economic environment. You will hear the latest information about giving in Southeast Ohio and what the forecast looks like for grantmaking in 2009. Funders will share how they plan to help nonprofits and the community weather these tough times. In addition, exchange information, ideas and tactics with colleagues to better meet the needs of the communities you serve and support. Talk with your colleagues to develop opportunities for collaboration in the region! Presenter George Espy, president, Ohio Grantmakers Forum This program is free to funders. For more information visit

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thirteen Local Organizations Receive Grants

On December 9, 2008 at the Athens Foundation annual meeting the award of $33,190 was announced. The following local organizations received grants:
Appalachian Reading Council, Athens CASA/GAL, Athens County Food Pantry, ATCO, Inc./ Development Activity Center, ATCO Inc/Personnel Plus, City of Athens, Community Food Initiatives, Faith Believers Ministry (Feed My Sheep Food Pantry), NAMI Athens, Nelsonville Public Library, Trimble Elementary-Middle School, Village of Buchtel and My Sister's Place

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Women's Fund Fundraiser

The Women's Fund Fundraiser will be held on a Friday night in March 2009 (not Spring break) at the premiere private opening of Salaam Restaurant, 21 West Washington St., Athens. Reply today with a payment of $77 to assure your reservation for this limited seating event. RSVP: susan@athensfoundation

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Grant Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for spring grants is March 16, 2009. Click on the link for applications and more information. A grant writing workshop will be held Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Athens Community Center, free of charge.
RSVP: Athens Foundation (740) 594-6061