Your primary benefit as a donor is knowing that your contribution will serve our community both now and in the future.

All contributions are carefully managed

The combination of the Foundation’s Governing Committee and our partnerships with both the foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Columbus Foundation, guarantee you sound and flexible administration of your donation. Governing members are selected for their integrity, competency and knowledge of our community and its philanthropic needs.

The Guernsey County Foundation is publicly accountable

The FAO and Columbus Foundation, through independent audits, make public all the activities of their respective organizations which include the funds for the benefit of Guernsey County.


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.