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Licking County Foundation and Donor Grants Total $131,880

Licking County Foundation and Donor Grants Total $131,880

The Licking County Foundation approved $131,880 in grants from donor advised and community charitable funds in the last quarter of 2016 to support 49 nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. Donor advised funds are simple, flexible, convenient and powerful philanthropic vehicles that allow donors—individuals, families, businesses or groups—to support a variety of charitable causes and make a difference in the community in partnership with the Foundation. These 65 grants were distributed at the suggestion of caring donors to the following organizations:

• Ashland University
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking & Perry Counties
• Blessed Sacrament Church
• Blessed Sacrament School
• A Call To College (2 grants)
• Cambridge Area YMCA Foundation
• Catholic Diocese of Columbus
• Center for Disability Services
• CIA Officers Memorial Foundation
• The Dawes Arboretum (2 grants)
• Denison University
• First United Methodist Church
• The Food Pantry Network of Licking County (3 grants)
• Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio
• Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc.
• Granville Education Foundation
• Granville Exempted Village School District
• Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society
• Heartbeats for Life (3 grants)
• Johnstown Monroe Local School District
• Licking County Community Health Care
• Licking County Historical Society
• Licking County Humane Society
• Licking Heights Local Schools
• Literacy Council Gulf Coast Inc.
• Mental Health America of Licking County, Inc.
• More Life Church
• Newark Catholic High School Foundation (3 grants)
• Newark City Schools
• Newark Midland Theatre Association
• Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra Inc.
• Newcomerstown Historical Society
• North Fork Local School District
• Northridge Local School District
• Orangutan Foundation International
• Par Excellence Academy
• Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
• The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry & Glades Counties (2 grants)
• The Salvation Army of Newark, Ohio (3 grants)
• Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America
• Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Housing Facility, Inc. (2 grants)
• Southwest Licking Local School District
• St. Francis de Sales Church (2 grants)
• St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc.
• United Way of Lee County (2 grants)
• United Way of Licking County Ohio (2 grants)
• University of Michigan Ross School of Business
• The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology (2 grants)
• Young Life of Licking County

These grants were made from the following donor advised funds: Anonymous Fund, the John and Mary Jane Bakos Fund, the David and Susan Bowers Fund, the Michael and Barbara Cantlin Fund, the Jeff and Jane Cox Family Fund, the Nancy and Robert Dix Fund, the Lindorf-Warner Memorial Fund, the Frank B. and Kay M. Murphy Fund, the Jerry and June Nethers Fund, the John and Ann Oberfield Fund, the Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer Community Fund, and the John and Julie Uible Fund.

About Opening a Donor Advised Fund…Making a Difference
Simplify your charitable giving and make a difference! A donor advised fund allows individuals, families, businesses or groups to streamline their charitable giving and partner with the Licking County Foundation to realize their philanthropic goals. By opening a donor advised fund, you can centralize all of your charitable activities through one expertly-managed and cost-effective charitable vehicle. Your gift qualifies for an immediate tax deduction and you can take your time deciding which organizations to recommend for grants. You can also work with Foundation staff to identify organizations addressing the causes you care about most. We’ll take care of all of the administrative details. A donor advised fund may be opened with gifts starting at $1,000. A variety of assets may be used to establish or add to a donor advised fund. Ready to get started? For more information or to discuss how we can help you make a difference, contact Connie Hawk at 740.349.3863, x105 or

About the Licking County Foundation…Investing in Our Home
The Licking County Foundation helps people leave a lasting legacy to the community. We are many causes and generous donors with one common desire: to improve the lives of the people in our own backyard. Established over 60 years ago, the Foundation has grown to more than $90 million in assets through generations of gifts made by compassionate donors. Investing in our home has changed the lives of countless people by providing resources to a neighbor in need, helping a student achieve their dream of college, enhancing the beauty of our parks, supplying books to encourage an early love of reading, and much more. To find out how we can help turn your passion into action: 740-349-3863 or visit

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