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Schooler Family Foundation announces 2018 grants

| December 5, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Schooler Family Foundation was founded as a private foundation in 1985 and guided through its early years by Coshocton residents, Seward and Edith Schooler.

Now served by three generations of family and community, the foundation continues a long-standing commitment of support for the areas of economic development, environment, energy, education, human service, aging, religion, healthcare, recreation, science and medicine, historic preservation, leadership, civic engagement and citizenship, arts and culture, community development, and the growth and thriving of philanthropy and non-profit voluntary organizations.

The foundation directs funds toward a wide range of philanthropic purposes, including annual operating budgets, specific programs and projects, equipment, capital facilities and buildings, endowment, and capacity-building.

The Schooler Family Foundation Board of Trustees awarded grants totaling $293,964 to eight organizations this year:

  • Echoing Hills Village, Warsaw, Ohio, Transit Van, $20,000
  • Feral Mountain, Warsaw, Ohio, Community Cat Trap Neuter Return Program, $3,800
  • First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Coshocton, Ohio, Office Building Construction Project, $25,000
  • Indiana University Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana, Operating Support for Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, $5,000
  • Junior Achievement USA, Tallmadge, Ohio, Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio Coshocton County Schools Programs, $2,664
  • Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Scholars Program benefiting Coshocton County scholars, $37,500
  • Ohio State University Foundation, Columbus, Ohio, Medical Center, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program, $50,000
  • Piney Woods School, Piney Woods, Mississippi, Staff Housing and Solar Projects, $150,000

The Schooler Family Foundation welcomes inquiries from two types of organizations: Organizations that have, since 1985, received funding from the foundation and organizations located in or benefiting the residents and communities of Coshocton County, Frazeysburg, and Perryton, Ohio.  Organizations and agencies interested in receiving grant funding or other assistance from the foundation may request a copy of the Schooler Family Foundation’s grant making guidelines by writing to schoolerfamilyfoundation@gmail.com or Schooler Family Foundation, P.O. Box 6579, Columbus, Ohio 43206-0579. Letters of inquiry will be received through June 1, 2019.

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