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Schooler Family Foundation announces grant application guidelines

| January 6, 2021

Formed as a private foundation in 1985, the Schooler Family Foundation was founded and guided through its early years by longtime Coshocton residents, Seward and Edith Schooler. Now the foundation is served by the second and third 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. Funding is directed 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 foundation also maintains a policy of reviewing and responding to emergencies, natural and human disasters, and unpredictable sudden community challenges.

The Schooler Family Foundation welcomes inquiries from two types of organizations: Organizations which have, since 1985, received funding from the foundation; organizations located in or benefiting the residents and communities of Coshocton County, Frazeysburg, and Perryton, Ohio.

The foundation has one grantmaking period in 2021, beginning Sept. 1. Organizations so qualifying are to, first, submit an initial letter of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are to be received by the foundation on or before Sept. 1. Following review and consideration of all letters of inquiry, the foundation’s trustees will, no later than Sept. 15, request formal proposals from the selected organizations. Requested proposals are to be received on or before Oct. 15 and funding will be determined on or before Nov. 1.

Letters of inquiry are to be no more than one page in length and should include the following information:

  1. Name of organization, employer identification number, and date of currently valid tax-exempt status determination letter or application for recognition of exemption, Form 1023.
  2. Name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address of the organization and its principal contact person.
  3. Mission and purpose of the organization.
  4. General summary statement about organization’s current needs, including a description of the program(s), project(s), or purpose(s) for which the organization specifically seeks support.
  5. Total financial cost of the program(s) or project(s) for which funding is sought.
  6. Amount of financial support for the program(s) or projects(s) to be provided by the organization and by other donors or foundations.
  7. Amount of financial support and other assistance being sought from the Schooler Family Foundation.

Electronic mail submissions are preferred and may be sent to [email protected] Standard postal submissions may be addressed to Schooler Family Foundation, Post Office Box 6579, Columbus, Ohio 43206-0579.

The Schooler Family Foundation, in 2020, granted funds totaling $269,081 to 13 organizations:

  • American Red Cross – East Central Ohio Chapter, for its emergency response and preparedness and blood collection services programs in Coshocton County.
  • Clary Garden Foundation, for construction of an open-air pavilion.
  • Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices, for renovation of its Flight School entrance.
  • Feral Mountain, for its rural Coshocton County Cat Trap Neuter Return program.
  • Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, for its Coshocton County Schools programs.
  • Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, for its Ohio Scholars program benefitting Coshocton County scholars.
  • Ohio State University Foundation – The Ohio State University Medical Center, for its Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship program.
  • Perry Township Board of Trustees, for construction of a shelter house at its community and emergency response building in Licking County.
  • Pilot Dogs, for its Student Scholarship program.
  • Roscoe Village Foundation, for its visitor education project.
  • Salvation Army, for its emergency social services program benefitting Coshocton County residents.
  • Skydog Sanctuary, for its pasture restoration and fencing projects.
  • United Way of Coshocton County, for its Non-Profit COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

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