Scioto Foundation

Founded in 1974, the Scioto Foundation's mission is to improve, enhance, and enrich the quality of life for all residents of southern Ohio and northern Kentucky through:

  • Practicing wise and careful investment of assets
  • Providing a continuous stream of income to benefit community need and the intent of our donors
  • Promoting philanthropy to all persons in the region
  • Demonstrating leadership through collaborative partnerships with community organizations, and
  • Monitoring the outcomes of our grant making.

Area Served: This foundation focuses on giving in southern Ohio and northern Kentucky, with some emphasis on projects located in Scioto County, Ohio.

Emphasis: The Scioto Foundation supports a broad array of projects in the areas of education, arts and culture, community development, health and social services.

Grant Information: In 2007, this foundation awarded a total of more than $500,000 to nonprofit organizations, with individual award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. A list of recent grants is available on the Scioto Foundation website.

Application Information: Grant guidelines and an application can be downloaded from the foundation website (see link above). Applications are reviewed quarterly. Deadlines are currently March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, but confirm these dates by checking the foundation website prior to applying.

Contact Information: For additional information, consult the foundation website or contact them directly at (740) 354-4612.


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