The mission of Licking County Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Licking County.

Who We Are

Licking County Foundation is a public charitable organization made up of a diverse collection of funds given by caring individuals, businesses and organizations that have a common concern for the well-being of the people of Licking County.

To that end, the Licking County Foundation:

  • Builds permanent charitable assets to use on behalf of the whole community.
  • Invests and manages funds wisely and distributes grants in a timely and equitable manner in keeping with the needs of the community and the intent of donors.
  • Maintains and enhances the educational, social, cultural, health and civic resources of the community through support of qualified charitable organizations.
  • Provides philanthropic leadership that inspires citizens, stimulates change and supports efforts to improve the quality of life in the community.

Our Vision

Licking County is an inclusive and caring community where residents feel welcome and safe to lead happy, healthy and hopeful lives.

Our Purpose

The Foundation exists to: build trust, encourage giving, realize dreams, inspire hope, connect community, promote well-being, and improve lives.

Our Values

The Foundation values: kindness, respect, compassion, inclusion, diversity, transparency, accessibility, confidentiality, stewardship, collaboration, boldness, humility, honesty, fairness, optimism, and innovation.

Our Actions

The Foundation strives to act: proactively, strategically, responsively, and collaboratively.