Philanthropic Resources

Licking County Foundation’s funds are limited in relation to the great number of worthwhile grant proposals we receive each year. Below is some information about some funders and other resources that may be of interest to applicants.

The John and Mary Alford Foundation

The John and Mary Alford Foundation was created and founded in 1996 by Ronald B. Alford and Barbara Alford Cantlin, the children of the late John and Mary Alford, to carry on the charitable and philanthropic giving activities of John and Mary Alford, with an emphasis on improving and enhancing the quality of life primarily in the Licking County Community through the support of educational, social, religious, and cultural programs.

To apply for a grant from the John and Mary Alford Foundation, please download the Grant Procedures and Guidelines and Application below.

The Lindorf Family Foundation

The mission of the Lindorf Family Foundation is to foster innovation and creativity in meeting community needs, to encourage partnerships among private and public sector organizations, to develop breakthrough ideas that address emerging needs in the 21st Century, to support essential community services, and to develop the next generation of philanthropists. The Foundation, created in 1999, prefers to support organizations that operate within Licking County.

The Lindorf Family Foundation is a supporting organization of the Licking County Foundation and makes grants and gifts only to charitable organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Visit the Lindorf Family Foundation website to download an application or request more information.

The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust

The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust was established under the will of Cecil L. Mauger, a Newark businessman, to provide funds for charitable organizations. The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust accepts proposals from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations serving Licking County throughout the year as part of a competitive grant making process. As a small, local foundation, The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust has limited resources and cannot respond favorably to all worthwhile causes.

Increasing the capacity of nonprofits to respond effectively to community needs is essential. In general, The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust prefers funding: 

  • Small-scale, specific capital needs
  • Programmatic needs
  • Projects that serve people

Please review the complete Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust Grant Guidelines prior to beginning your application.

To begin your application please visit the link hereSubmitted applications will be considered for funding on a rolling basis.  

If you received a 2021 grant from The Cecil L. Mauger Charitable Trust, you will be emailed a link for your final report.

Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Directory Online is a searchable, user-friendly database of nationwide grant opportunities. This database is available (free of charge) at the downtown Newark Library to help area nonprofits identify appropriate funders and develop targeted proposals. Call the Library at 740-349-5500 for more information about this valuable resource.