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Previous Spring Grant Winners


2017 Grant Winners

  • The Animal Shelter Society, Inc.
    To provide free pet adoptions as part of the “Soldier and Senior” program
  • Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory (AHOOT)
    To help purchase and install a kiln at Pioneer School Zanesville Clay Center (PSZ)
  • Eastside Community Ministry
    To help with operation and programming costs for the summer youth program
  • Habitat for Humanity
    To provide materials for construction of a house (involving help of local students)
  • The Learning for Life Program of the Fellowship of Christ’s Community
    To pay transportation costs for educational field trips for mentally challenged adults
  • Muskingum County Juvenile Court
    To provide incentives for participants in Jr. Hope Court and Family Dependency Court
  • Muskingum County Literacy Council
    To purchase books for preschoolers
  • Muskingum Valley Park Society
    To purchase materials for Park Passport program
  • On the Same Page Muskingum
    To provide books and other educational materials related to drug abuse prevention
  • The Renner Theater
    To improve the building front of future Renner Appalachian Cultural Arts Center (beside the Theater building)
  • Tri-Valley Middle School
    To purchase financial literacy curriculum
  • YoungLives
    To pay for weekend getaway camp for teen moms and mentors
  • Zane State Foundation (IDEA Lab)
    To purchase portable equipment for IDEA Lab classes and workshops
  • Zanesville Concert Association
    To cover the cost of student memberships and provide materials for educational outreach
2016 Grant Winners

  • Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    “A Storybook Christmas” holiday beautification project
  • Artist Colony of Zanesville (COZ)
    Materials and programming for children’s area at the 2016 Y-Bridge Arts Festival
  • Zanesville Community Theater
    Renovation of Women’s Restroom Facilities
  • Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention & Visitors Bureau
    Lighting at Zane’s Landing Park
  • Appalachian Hills of Ohio Territory (AHOOT)
    Half of the Prize Money for 2016 “All Ohio Contemporary Ceramics Competition”
  • Eastside Community Ministry
    Operation and Programming Costs for the Youth Program
  • Franklin Local Youth Baseball, Inc.
    To Complete the Construction of Four New Baseball Fields at Bergin Park in Duncan Falls
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council, Inc.
    Funding for imagineCON program
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Six County
    Funding for “Quinn Family Bash” and “Recovery is Beautiful” Walk
  • Police Athletic League of Zanesville-Muskingum County
    Purchase Equipment for “Life Fitness” program
  • Zanesville Concert Association
    Provide Free Concert Admission to Youth and College Students
  • Zanesville Memorial Concert Band
    Purchase New Music and Aid in Administrative Costs
2015 Grant Winners

The Muskingum County Community Foundation’s Distribution
Committee reviewed grant requests and voted to provide funding,
totaling nearly $30,000, to the following fifteen organizations and projects in
the spring of 2015:

- Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Artist Colony of Zanesville (COZ)
- Zane Trace Players
- Village of Roseville
- Adamsville Elementary School
- The PowerHouse of Southeastern Ohio, Inc.
- Zanesville Community Gardens
- Zanesville Museum of Art
- Nelson T. Gant Foundation
- Y-City Barbershop Chorus
- Bethel Mission (DBA Bethel Community Center)
- Muskingum University High School
- Summer Music Theatre CAMP
- Avondale Youth Center and Boy Scouts of America
- Tri-Valley Youth Soccer Association

2014 Grant Winners

The Muskingum County Community Foundation’s Distribution
Committee reviewed grant requests and voted to provide funding,
totaling $30,000, to the following eight organizations and projects in
the spring of 2014:
- Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Muskingum
- County Commissioners
$10,000 to help purchase permanent LED lighting on the County Courthouse and buoys on Muskingum River riverbanks
- Artist Colony of Zanesville (COZ)
$5,000 to underwrite the cost of entertainment for the 2014 Y-Bridge Arts Festival
- Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts (ZOCA)
$2,500 for the Zanesville Prize Exhibition and Conference
- Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP)
$2,500 for memberships for high school art teachers and artists
- John & Annie Glenn Museum Foundation
$2,500 to establish an endowment fund at MCCF
- Muskingum County Literacy Council
$4,000 to distribute books to low income families at Muskingum Valley Health Center
- Community of Voices/ MBRN
$1,500 for three-on-three basketball tournaments
- C.A.S.S.-M.I.N.D.
$2,000 to provide mentors for at-risk youth

2013 Grant Winners

The Muskingum County Community Foundation announces the results of its county-wide spring grant competition, awarding $30,000 to area organizations and projects.

Nonprofit organizations with a vision for the future of our community and a commitment to improving our quality of life were encouraged to apply for a grant from the Foundation's general fund. Applicants must be organizations that serve Muskingum County. The Foundation's areas of focus for this grant cycle were Art, Recreation, Education.

The Community Foundation's Distribution Committee reviewed 37 applications and voted to provide funding to the following 13 organizations and projects:

- Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Camp
- C.A.S.S.-M.I.N.D.
- The Carr Center
- Eastside Community Ministry
- Larry Miller Intermediate School
- Lifewell
- Muskingum County Literacy Council
- Muskingum University High School Summer Music Theatre CAMP
- Muskingum Valley Old-Timers Baseball Association
- Putnam Art and Education Center for Families
- Scholarship Central / Ohio College Guide Program
- Zanesville Museum of Art
- Zanesville Ohio Ceramic Arts (ZOCA)

Applications for the 2014 grant competition will become available next February, after the Foundation's annual Groundhog Day Celebration. The earnings from the Groundhog event are used to fund the grant competition. MCCF will make a public announcement when the grant application and guidelines become available.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation has given more than $9 million in grants to local charities since 1988. These grants are made possible by people who want to make a difference in our community through charitable giving as they live and through their estates.

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