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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 May 24.

Community organizations with a 501(c)(3) non-profit designation may submit grant applications for consideration by the committee, which will meet on June 12.

Information for criteria for applying organizations and a grant application may be found at www.coshoctonfoundation.org., 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 copies of the grant request are required to be submitted. All applications must be received in the office by 4 p.m. on May 24.


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 14 grants totaling $80,000 to various community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $18,000 to Coshocton City Schools to assist in the Planetarium restoration and upgrading project at CHS
  • $12,500 to River View Local Schools to assist in providing support for the Coshocton County Alternative School
  • $10,000 to the Clary Garden Foundation for underground electric wiring to allow for trailside lighting for the upper trail
  • $10,000 to Kids America to assist with replacing facility lighting with more energy efficient LED lights
  • $5,500 to the Walhonding Valley Historical Society to assist with the restoration of the second floor of the Warsaw Hotel
  • $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Coshocton County to assist with the N 15th Street Neighborhood Revitalization project
  • $4,000 to the Coshocton County Career Center (as lead agent) to assist with providing support for Trauma Response Teams and Life Saving Equipment to the 4 area public school districts
  • $3,000 to the Roscoe Village Foundation to assist with the construction of a new, user-friendly website to encourage visits to Historic Roscoe Village and other area attractions
  • $2,500 to Girls Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council to assist with For Every Girl Outreach program for At-Risk Girls K-5
  • $2,500 to Walhonding Valley Fire District to assist with the purchase of SCBA masks with thermal imaging cameras to locate trapped victims in a burning building and help in identifying thef location of a fire in walls/ceilings and floors
  • Four additional requests totaling $7,000 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.


As area high school seniors take college visits and begin to plan for the next phase of their lives, it seems appropriate to remind them and their guidance counselors of an exciting opportunity that is available to the right scholar.

The Carlson Scholarship Loan, last awarded in 2006, is being offered in 2016 to seniors from Coshocton, River View and Ridgewood High Schools. This scholarship provides to the recipient basically a "full-ride" for four years to the College of Wooster for a student who plans to major in math or science education.  The winning applicant, whose college expenses will be covered through the Carlson award, must agree to return to Coshocton County to teach elementary or high school science or mathematics for three years in order for the loan to be completely forgiven for the student.

The scholarship loan recipient must be accepted by the College of Wooster in the field of math or science education and must be willing to fulfill the expectations of the loan agreement to qualify for this extraordinary college finance option.

The Carlson Scholar Loan Program was established at the Coshocton Foundation by the late Herb and Jean Carlson, longtime community supporters, whose desire was to see excellence in the field of math and science education through a program to establish scholar/teachers in the local school system.

Questions regarding this program may be directed to the Coshocton Foundation at (740) 622-0010.  Guidance counselors at the local high schools will also have information available for interested students.


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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