The Schooler Family Foundation announces 2019 grants

| December 16, 2019

COSHOCTON – The Schooler Family Foundation, in 2019, awarded grants totaling $201,225 to thirteen organizations:

  • Candid Midwest – $500 for operating support.
  • Chili Learning Center/Help Ohio – $10,000 to provide dyslexia-centered tutoring to Coshocton County students.
  • Coshocton City Schools – $25,000 to build a multi-purpose locker room, concessions, and public restrooms facilities at the Stewart Field athletic facility.
  • Echoing Hills Foundation – $25,000 for the Cordell and Jane Brown Legacy Fund.
  • Feral Mountain – $5,000 for a trap, neuter, and return program for community cats in Coshocton County.
  • Foundation for Appalachian Ohio – $32,000 for the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund.
  • Leadership Coshocton County – $2,500 for curriculum and opening retreat costs.
  • National Center for Family Philanthropy – $2,000 for operating support.
  • The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges – $37,500 to provide scholarships for Coshocton County students for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • The Ohio State University Foundation – $50,000 for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship Program.
  • Philanthropy Ohio – $725 for operating support.
  • Philanthropy Roundtable – $1,000 for operating support.
  • West Lafayette United Methodist Church – $10,000 for the Flood Relief Fund.

Formed as a private foundation on Dec. 27, 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 two grant making periods in 2020, the first beginning March 1 and the second 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 March 1 or Sept. 1. Following review and consideration of all letters of inquiry, the foundation’s trustees will, no later than March 15 or Sept. 15, request formal proposals from selected organizations.  Requested proposals are to be received on or before April 15 or Oct. 15 and funding will be determined on or before May 1 or Nov. 1.


Guidelines for letters of inquiry are:


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 e-mail 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, OH 43206-0579.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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