Our mission is simple: improve the quality of life for all citizens of Licking County.

  • The Louis Sullivan Building of Newark has graced the Courthouse Square for over a century at One North Third Street. Learn about its history and our restoration of this historic landmark.

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  • Many dedicated nonprofit organizations, important causes and inspired teachers are supported through grant awards from our charitable funds each year.
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  • Check out our calendar for upcoming nonprofit trainings!

The Foundation is a family of more than 300 charitable funds established by caring donors with a common concern for the well-being of Licking County citizens.

  • Years of Impact


  • Volunteers


  • Scholarships


  • 2020 Gifts


Latest News

The Licking County Foundation raised $43,640 for the renovation project from a March 23 auction at Apple Tree Auction Center.

Announcing the LCF's 2023 Scholarship Program and highlighting some of our new scholarship funds.

Compassion in action...helping people change lives 

Shelter when it was needed most. A moving performance at the theater. A beloved furry friend, an extraordinary teacher, or a helping hand with an aging loved one. Throughout life, we are touched by people, organizations and events that ignite our passion for causes greater than ourselves. 

The Licking County Foundation helps people turn that passion into action. We are a collection of donors and important causes with one common mission: to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Licking County.

They come from every walk of life...every generation...and their interests are as varied as the people they wish to serve. Yet each of our donors has something in common...an unmistakable desire to improve their community, and the fortitude to turn their compassion into action.