Helping create charitable funds for Guernsey County

When individuals combine their time, talent and resources, and then focus on a single goal, you see the Power of One. That defines the purpose of The Guernsey County Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community, both now and for generations to come…Read More

Guernsey County Foundation donates to various county groups

The John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund and Guernsey County Foundation recently awarded eight grants totaling $17,000 to organizations serving Cambridge and Guernsey counties…Read More

Byesville Elementary recipient of grant from the Guernsey County Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Guernsey County Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are pleased to announce a $1,800 grant to Byesville Elementary School for a comprehensive student reading program…Read More

Gulfport Energy Fund Announces Four Belmont County Scholarship Grants

Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has announced its first 2015 grant recipients…Read More

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces Dale Hileman Legacy Fund

At the July 17 Eastern Ohio Development Alliance (EODA) board of directors meeting, Executive Director Jim Schoch and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced the creation of the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund by the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance…Read More


Make a secure online donation to the Guernsey Family of Funds - be sure to name the fund you would like your contribution to be applied to in the Designation box.

Guernsey Family of Funds

The Guernsey County Foundation could be described as a “friend raiser” for charitable funds benefiting Guernsey County. By leading others to open component funds for the county with the Nelsonville-based Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the organization’s leadership helped to add 19 new funds for combined funds totaling more than $1,000,000.

Some of our funds include:
  • Cambridge Foundation
  • CHS Class of 1957
  • Kevin Ritz Family Foundation
  • Find all the Family of Funds.