Marietta Community Foundation
Founded in 1974, the Marietta Community Foundation supports philanthropy and the efforts of citizens to improve natural, human and civic resources.

Area Served: This foundation gives primarily in the Marietta area, making grants to organizations in Washington County, Ohio and Wood County, West Virginia.

Emphasis: The Marietta Community Foundation manages many funds, some of which focus on specific issues or organizations. In general, this foundation provides grants to support a wide range of projects of benefit to the community and are particularly interested in funding projects that:
  • Build on local community strengths and assets.
  • Stimulate support from other funding sources. 
  • Respond creatively to community problems.
  • Serve a broad segment of the community.
  • Expand access and opportunities for people from low-income and underserved communities.
  • Address underlying causes rather than symptoms.
  • Increase cooperation and coordination among program providers without duplicating services.
  • Improve organization self-sufficiency and efficiency.
  • Initiate efforts that will continue to grow in their effectiveness.
  • Develop our sense of this community as a special place.
  • Have strong board and staff or volunteer leadership.
  • Involve a cross-section of people in project planning.

  • Grant Information:
    In 2007,  the Marietta Community Foundation gave out 287 grants totaling nearly $500,000. A list of recently funded projects is available on the Marietta Community Foundation website. Download a copy of the annual report for the most recent information.

    Application Information: Visit the foundation website to learn more about their grant guidelines and to download grant application. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to informally discuss their idea with a foundation representative before submitting a completed application. Applications are reviewed three times each year. Current deadlines are February 7, June 7 and October 7, but please confirm these dates with the Foundation prior to applying.

    Contact Information: For additional information, contact the Marietta Community Foundation at (740) 373-3286.


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