About the Foundation


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Licking County Foundation Awards $531,232 in Grants

The Licking County Foundation approved $531,232 in grants from donor advised and community charitable funds in the first half of 2016 to support 48 nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. These 84 grants were distributed at the suggestion of caring donors to the following organizations:

American Heart Association
Brandon Baptist Church
Cambridge Area YMCA
Camp O'Bannon of Licking County, Inc.
Capital University Law School
Centenary United Methodist Church
Christian Communicators of Ohio
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
Dawes Arboretum
Denison University
First United Methodist Church
Granville Christian Academy (2 grants)
Granville Exempted Village School District (2 grants)
Granville Foundation
Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society
Grow Licking County
Johnstown Monroe Local School District
Lakewood Education Foundation
Lakewood Local Schools (3 grants)
Licking County Community Health Care
Licking County Educational Service Center (3 grants)
Licking County Family YMCA (2 grants)
Licking County Foundation (7 grants – Sullivan Building Preservation Fund, Unrestricted Fund for 2016 Community Grants)
Licking Heights Local Schools (4 grants)
Licking Memorial Health Foundation
Licking Valley Local School District (2 grants)
Look Up Ministries
Mental Health America of Licking County, Inc.
Newark City Schools (11 grants)
Newark Development Partners
Newark Ice Hockey Association
Newark Midland Theatre Association
Newark Rotary Club Foundation (2 grants)
Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra Inc.
North Fork Local School District
Northridge Local School District (2 grants)
School of the Future
Serenity Street Foundation
Southwest Licking Local School District
Spring Hills Baptist Church
The Food Pantry Network of Licking County
The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Co.
The Woodlands Serving Central Ohio, Inc.
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology (2 grants)
Together We Grow Inc.
United Way of Licking County Ohio (5 grants)
World Partnership Foundation
Wyatt Adkins Heart Organization (3 grants)

Donors establish advised funds when they wish to actively participate in the grant activity of the fund. These funds provide flexibility and convenience for a donor’s charitable giving in their community. Donors of advised funds may offer recommendations to the Foundation regarding the recipients and grant amounts from the fund. These recommendations follow certain guidelines and are approved by the Foundation’s Governing Committee. To learn more about establishing a charitable fund, please call Connie Hawk at 740.349.3863, x105 or visit

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