ahtens-foundAthens Foundation

The Athens Foundation is committed to a healthy, inclusive community where there are opportunities for all people and everyone is engaged. The Athens Foundation focuses on providing funding for education, health, social services, animal welfare, public affairs, recreation, the environment and arts, culture and humanities.

CANCentral Appalachian Network

CAN’s mission is to work with individuals, community leaders, businesses, policy makers, nonprofit organizations, and others to develop and deploy new economic strategies that create wealth and reduce poverty while restoring and conserving the environment. CAN believes that our collaboration allows us to be more than the sum of our parts. CAN member organizations have diverse strengths and areas of expertise, which we each put to use in support of a common vision.

earth-shareEarthshare of Ohio

EarthShare Ohio strives to engage individuals and organizations in creating a healthy and sustainable environment. It is an opportunity, a system, and an answer for environmentally conscious employees and workplaces to support dozens of environmental groups at once through a charitable giving drive.

Epstein/Teicher Foundation

fordFord Foundation

We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.
We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society.

WilliamTGrantGrant Foundation

As a private grantmaking institution, the Foundation currently funds high-quality empirical research, with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. In 2008, we awarded grants totaling more than $11 million to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners invested in the future of U.S. youth.

MWCDMuskingum Watershed Conservancy District

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio created in 1933 to develop and implement a plan to reduce the effects of flooding and conserve water for beneficial public uses under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 6101 (commonly called the Conservancy Act).

sare-northcentralNorth Central Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

North Central Region SARE (NCR-SARE) is one of four regional offices that run the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, a nationwide grants and education program to advance sustainable innovation to American agriculture. NCR-SARE offers competitive grants and educational opportunities for producers, scientists, educators, institutions, organizations and others exploring sustainable agriculture in America’s Midwest.

ODNROhio Department of Natural Resources

A department of incredible diversity, ODNR owns and manages more than 590,000 acres of land including 75 state parks, 21 state forests, 134 state nature preserves, and 138 wildlife areas. The department also has jurisdiction over more than 120,000 acres of inland waters; 7,000 miles of streams; 481 miles of Ohio River; and 2-1/4 million acres of Lake Erie.

OSUOhio State University



ONEOne Foundation

ONE is a hard-headed movement of people around the world fighting the absurdity of extreme poverty. And at the heart of what we do is the fundamental belief that this fight is about justice, not charity.



Serve Ohio AmeriCorps

ServeOhio is purposed specifically to administer grants in Ohio under the federal National & Community Service Trust Act of 1993. Today, the largest of these grants is the AmeriCorps program, where Ohio currently has 22 partner organizations and over 600 AmeriCorps members.

SOSJFSisters of Saint Joseph Foundation

The mission of the SSJCF is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through this mission, the SSJCF seeks to enhance the rich gifts already found in local communities.


sugarbushSugarbush Foundation

The Sugar Bush Foundation works with Ohio University and local communities to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and by fostering sustainable environmental, socioeconomic, and human development.


ukentuckyUniversity of Kentucky



USDAUS Department of Agriculture

Providing leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.


OSMUS Department of Interior Office of Surface Mining

OSM is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSM is charged with balancing the nation’s need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.


us-endowment-logoUS Forest Endowment

The Endowment works collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities.