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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

Donation Card (pdf)     |     Brochure (pdf)

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.

Unrestricted Grant Applications Due in December

The deadline for Unrestricted Grant applications for the first meeting of the Coshocton Foundation’s Distribution Committee for Fiscal Year 2024 is December 15, 2023. In addition to schools, churches and government agencies, community organizations with a current 501(c)(3) non-profit designation may submit grant applications for consideration by the committee, which will meet in early January, 2024. Information for criteria for applying organizations and a grant application may be found HERE,...

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Distribution Committee Awards Unrestricted Grants in September

The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had their third and final meeting of Fiscal Year 2023 recently and reviewed 18 grant applications totaling $637,430.17 The committee awarded 6 grants totaling $49,900.00 to various community organizations. Six applications were referred back to the requestors for more information. The grants awarded include: $20,000 to the Roscoe Village Foundation to assist in the construction of a pavilion to partner with a new playground to allow for...

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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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CCYL Students Present “Pay It Forward” Projects

The Coshocton County Youth Leadership (CCYL) Class of 2023 recently presented their "Pay It Forward" projects. You can watch their presentations here: https://youtube.com/live/wXc6Ch8_4lc Coshocton County high school students are selected for the CCYL program each year. Students apply in the winter of their sophomore year to participate during their junior year. The deadline to apply for next year's class is March 1, 2023: CCYL Application The CCYL program is funded by the Coshocton Foundation...

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Wilt Memorial EMS Education Grant Established

The Coshocton Foundation announces the creation of the Harry C. Wilt Memorial EMS Education Grant. This grant will be administered through the Coshocton Foundation.  Harry Wilt was instrumental in the establishment of the Coshocton County EMS. Along with other community leaders he helped analyze the need and helped to plan and implement community-based EMS in Coshocton County through the formation of the Coshocton County Emergency Squad Association in the early 1970s. Wilt subsequently...

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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!