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Connecting people who care with causes that matter

Welcome to the Coshocton Foundation

Elevating Education… With Your Support

The Coshocton Foundation is committed to improving our community, and elevating education is a big part of that! Your donations help us award more than 100 scholarships to high school seniors each spring, and non-traditional adult students also benefit from our scholarships. Many of the recipients return to Coshocton County to give back, elevating our community as a whole!

Invest in Our Community Today – Please fill out our donor card to make a valuable, tax deductible contribution to Our Community through the Coshocton Foundation. Contributions may also be made online, by credit card HERE

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A Commitment to Our Community  – The Coshocton Foundation is Your Foundation invested in Our Community. In addition to providing scholarships, we are committed to “connecting people who care with causes that matter” and we support the ideas, projects and programs that make Coshocton County a great place to live and work.

Thoughtful Giving – Please glance through our information and consider making a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more to help us support the programs and charitable causes that are important to you. All contributions to the Coshocton Foundation, large or small, are tax-deductible and put to good use right here in Coshocton County. The Coshocton Foundation believes that every gift received from its generous supporters, no matter the amount, greatly impacts others throughout our community.

2024: Another Successful Year for Camp Invention

More than 240 students participated in Camp Invention in all three school districts in Coshocton County this summer - thanks, in part, to support from these funds at the Coshocton Foundation: - The Blessings Fund - Edwin F. Mulligan Endowment Fund - Simpson Family Donor Advised Fund - Pierce Family Fund - Ralph D. & Judy P. Wisenburg Fund These local organizations also generously provided support: - The Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation - Coshocton Kiwanis Club - Coshocton Rotary Club - McWane...

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Distribution Committee Awards 14 Unrestricted Grants

The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had their second meeting of Fiscal Year 2024 in June and reviewed 30 grant applications totaling $507,238.60 The committee awarded 14 grants totaling $62,493.94 to various community organizations. Three applications were referred back to the requestor for more information and are eligible for resubmission. The grants awarded include: $12,878 to the Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation Agency to assist in the Equiping of Revenue...

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2024 Adult Scholarship Application Deadline: July 19

The Coshocton Foundation has announced its 2024 scholarships for adult, “non-traditional” students.    Foundation executive director Bob Pell explained that the Coshocton Foundation awards more than 100 scholarships each year, most of which are designated for graduating high school seniors.  In recent years, more adults are returning to college and many have expressed a need for financial help. Pell is excited that the Coshocton Foundation is offering the new, $1,000 George...

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Gearing Up for Summertime with Camp Invention

Coshocton County is gearing up for the return of Camp Invention this summer! This program, for grades K-6, is an exciting chance to introduce your young innovator to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts as they build confidence and form friendships. Kids will team up to take on exciting real-world challenges, dive into open-ended learning adventures and expand their creativity – all while having a ton of fun!SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY at one of three available Coshocton...

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2024 Larry Robinson Memorial Tournament

The 2nd Annual Larry Robinson Memorial Tournament is June 7th-9th, 2024.  There are 76 baseball teams signed up to play throughout the weekend on fields at Lake Park, Kids America, Garaway and River View high schools, and Muskingum University.  Larry’s brother Gary, and his wife Cindy, will be in town for the tournament and Gary will be throwing out the first pitch at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7th, at Lake Park’s Ben Tufford Field.   The free-entry tournament is supported through the...

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Distribution Committee Welcomes Heather Rainwater

Heather Rainwater has been named to the Coshocton Foundation’s Distribution Committee, replacing Christy Gauerke, who recently completed a five-year term. Gauerke had served as committee chair the past two years. Rainwater has been with McWane Ductile since 2006, holding various roles in the environmental and safety divisions before becoming the Operations Manager of Fabrication and Protecto 401 Lining. She earned her degree in chemical engineering, with honors, from Youngstown State...

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Camp Invention Returning to Coshocton County in 2024

The Coshocton Foundation is proud to help bring Camp Invention back to Coshocton County this summer! Camp Invention is designed to help students create, collaborate and gain confidence through building prototypes and solving real-world problems. This nationally accredited, standards-aligned STEM summer camp program is informed by the insights of world-changing inventors and has inspired children nationwide for more than 30 years. Several of the Coshocton Foundation's Restricted Funds provide...

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2023 Adult Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of three adult or “non-traditional student” scholarships have been announced by the Coshocton Foundation. Leah Weimer was named the winner of the Jones Metal Products Company Adult Legacy Scholarship for Coshocton County residents attending Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in the amount of $2,000. Leah is attending COTC’s Coshocton Campus where she is majoring in Nursing. Kayla Cowden was named winner of the Ruby S. Hawthorne Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. ...

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Claiming your Coshocton Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! The Coshocton Foundation awarded 105 scholarships totaling $319,509 to high school seniors this spring. If you received a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your official billing statement/invoice from your college or university. The official billing statement/invoice should be available through your student portal on your college's website (where you log in to get your other student...

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How do I claim my scholarship money?

Each spring the Coshocton Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors from area high schools. If you have won a Coshocton Foundation scholarship, you will need to submit to the Coshocton Foundation a copy of your official billing statement/invoice from your college or university. A Summary of Account or Financial Aid Worksheet is NOT sufficient, nor is anything entitled “Estimated” acceptable, and the listing of scholarships and grants received will not work either. The official billing statement/invoice should be available on your college’s website, where you log in to get your other student 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 or emailed to dleist@coshoctonfoundation.org. 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.

Attention Schools Seeking Grants

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!