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Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation!


Deadline for Unrestricted Grant applications for the next meeting of the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation is Friday, May 25, 2018.

Community organizations with 501(c)(3) non-profit designation may submit grant applications for consideration by the committee, which will meet in early June.

Information for criteria for applying organizations and a link to the grant application can be found in the left side menu, or by calling the office at (740) 622-0010.

Completed applications may be sent to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, OH 43812, or brought to the Coshocton Foundation office at 220 S. Fourth St. Seven (7) copies of the grant request are required to be submitted. All applications must be received in the office by 4 p.m. on May 25.


The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 12 grants totaling $62,363 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $35,000 to Our Town Coshocton for their Downtown Coshocton - Courthouse Lighting Project
  • $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House to provide Nights of Rest for Families from Coshocton County
  • $5,000 to the Coshocton County Career Center to help Provide Updated Equipment for the Health Tech Lab, to be utilized by all Career Center graduates
  • $3,500 to Echoing Hills Village to assist with the Replacement of Unsafe Hay Wagons used by Campers
  • $3,000 to River View Local School District for the book series All-Stars; books for Keene Elementary students
  • $2,500 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio for JA K-12 Educational Programming in Coshocton County
  • $2,200 to the Coshocton County Soil & Water Conservation District to Build a Virtual Watershed Sandbox Model
  • 2,078 to the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum to add Signage to the Back of the Building to Attract Visitors from SR-16
  • $1,500 to Coshocton City Schools to Provide Enrichment Activity for Gifted 7th/8th Graders
  • 3 smaller grants totaling $5,735 to Kids America, Coshocton County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC were also approved


Caden William Croft of Coshocton was announced as the College of Wooster’s newest Carlson Scholar at River View High School’s awards assembly recently. He received his award in a special presentation from Mr. David Newberry-Yokley, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, the College of Wooster. Mr. Herbert E. Carlson and Mrs. Jean Louise Carlson created the original Carlson Scholarship Fund to encourage young people to attend the College of Wooster and to take courses in mathematics and/or the sciences and to return to the area to teach mathematics or science in our public schools. Caden is the first local student to be designated a Carlson Scholar since 2006.

Now known as the Carlson Scholarship Loan Program, the scholarship loan may be awarded to a graduating senior from Coshocton, Ridgewood or River View High Schools who has met the College of Wooster’s requirements and has been accepted for admission and who will be majoring in mathematics or science education with the intention of returning to Coshocton County to teach a minimum of three years. By doing so, the loan will be forgiven and paid in full.

The scholarship loan award amount takes into consideration other merit scholarships from the College and may vary by year, but for the 2017-2018 academic year the value is calculated to be $37,500. It was the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Carlson that the award constitute a “full ride” for area scholars; thus, the total value of the award will be at least $150,000 over four years.

The Coshocton Foundation was established in 1966 through the Will of Adolph Golden and has awarded millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to the community.

Pictured L-R are:  Mr. David Newberry-Yokley, Senior Associate Director of Admission, the College of Wooster; Carlson Scholar, Caden Croft, RVHS 2017; Bob Pell, Executive Director, the Coshocton Foundation; and Principal Chuck Rinkes, Riverview Local Schools


The Coshocton Foundation recently awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in area schoos.  If you have won a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your billing statement from your college or university.  A Summary of Account is NOT sufficient.  Nor is anything entitled "Estimated" acceptable, and the listing of scholarships and grants received will not work either.  The billing statement should be available on your unversity's website, where you log in to get your other information.

The billing statement must show the amount owed for tuition, fees, room and board, etc.  It should also show any other grants or loans you may have.  The billing statement must reflect that you owe money.  If you have a credit balance, the Coshocton Foundation cannot issue a check. All checks will be made out and sent to your college or university.  No checks will be written to individuals.  (We are not trying to be difficult -- these are the rules by which we must abide!)

Your billing statement may be mailed to the Coshocton Foundation, P.O. Box 55, Coshocton, Ohio, 43812 or may be dropped off at the office at 220 S. Fourth St., Coshocton.  It also may be faxed to 740-622-1660.  Please include a telephone number where we can contact you if we have any questions. If you will not need to use your scholarship during your first year of college, please advise us when you expect to submit a billing statement for payment. 


The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation met recently and awarded 12 grants totaling $48,000 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $8,500 to Hopewell Industries, Inc. to assist in the purchase of a New Stove Unit for the Kitchen
  • $7,000 to the Licking County Health Department for a Dental Sealant Program in Coshocton County Schools
  • $6,000 to the River View Local School District to provide for supplies and materials for RVHS Senior Projects for the 2017-2018 school year
  • $5,000 to Ronald McDonald House to provide Nights of Rest for families from Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to assist with providing JA Educational Programming in grades K-12 in Coshocton County
  • $4,000 to River View Local School District to assist with the purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators in the district
  • $4,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to provide support for two local children to attend MDA Summer Camp
  • $3,000 to the Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, to provide support for Scout Day at Roscoe Village
  • $2,500 to the Muskingum Valley Council, BSA, to assist with improvements in the High Adventure Climbing Program at the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation
  • $2,000 to the Three Rivers Fire District to assist with the purchase of Marcs Portable, Mobile Radios for improved emergency communication capability county-wide

Two additional requests totaling $2,000 were also granted.


Kim Hayes of Coshocton has been appointed to the Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation by Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Batchelor.

Kim Hayes will fill the unexpired term of the retiring Rex Snyder, who served from 2011 to 2017. Upon completion of the current term, she will be eligible to be reappointed for one, five-year term.

“The Trustees and I are very pleased that Kim is willing to become involved in the Coshocton Foundation by serving on the Distribution Committee”, stated the Foundation’s Executive Director, Bob Pell, noting that her experience and skill set will serve her well on the committee, and that she is eager to contribute.

Kim, a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio moved to Coshocton in 1989 when her husband, Dr. Ed Hayes joined the A-1 Vet Care team. Kim received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Miami (Ohio) University and recently completed 21 years of employment with Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton County. In her role as administrative manager and assistant executive director, she had oversight of corporate compliance, human resources, OSHA training/compliance, education/orientation and policy development.

Kim and Ed have two sons, Matt and Colin, both graduates of River View High School.


The Coshocton Foundation has a subscription to Guidestar, which provides in-depth information about 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, including current exempt status (or lack thereof), information from IRS Form 990, etc.  Anyone who is seeking information on the status of a non-profit organization may call the Foundation at 740-622-0010 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request this information.  We would be glad to look it up for you!


Due to changes in IRS regulations, all grants from elementary, middle and high schools need to be made through the appropriate school district.  In other words, where the application says "Name of Applying Organization," the school district itself must be listed.  The contact person may be listed as the actual individual representing the elementary, etc. school, with the person's contact information.  The grant application should also be made clear what school and program the grant is for.  Also, the EIN of the school district needs to be reflected on the application.  If you have questions, please contact the Foundation. 

Thank you! 

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