FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE GRANTS EXCEEDING $3.7 MILLION TO FRANKLIN COUNTY NONPROFITS

The Franklin County Commissioners announced this morning that they are awarding $3,740,145 in grants to nonprofit organizations across Franklin County. The Community Partnerships grant aims to provide critical resources to nonprofit organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for residents throughout Franklin County. The twenty-two grant recipients were selected for their initiatives aimed at reducing disparities and addressing the needs of historically underserved populations.

“Promoting economic opportunities and stability for our residents is essential to building a more equitable Franklin County,” said Board of Commissioners President, Kevin L. Boyce. “By investing in initiatives that create well-paying jobs, support local businesses, and foster economic development, we are ensuring that all members of our community have the chance to thrive. Our commitment to economic equity is a cornerstone of our mission to enhance the quality of life for every resident.”

The Community Partnerships Grant is designed to support 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Franklin County residents and seeks to empower these organizations to continue their vital work in alleviating poverty and addressing related issues within the community. The highly competitive grant process represents our largest competitive grant each year. Each organization can apply for up to $500,000 in funding for their program, and if the program shows success over the course of the funding period, it may be eligible for continued funding for two additional one-year periods. The grants are administered by the commissioners’ Community Partnership agency, which has awarded similar grants since 2021, in alignment with the commissioners’ 2019 Rise Together Blueprint for Addressing Poverty in Franklin County.

“Administering these grants plays a crucial role in empowering our community by providing the necessary resources for local organizations to implement impactful programs.” said Commissioner John O’Grady “They enable us to address pressing issues, foster innovation, and create opportunities for growth and development that benefit all residents.”

Franklin County is dedicated to enhancing the lives of all its residents daily. By collaborating with non-profit organizations, local vendors, business owners, and national, state, and local governments, we strive to ensure that county agencies deliver services efficiently and effectively. Additionally, the commissioners work directly with community agencies to create well-paying jobs, promote economic development, embrace racial equity, improve access to affordable healthcare, stabilize families and children, and protect the environment. Community Partnerships supports these efforts through its grant program.

“Investing in our community is essential for building a strong, vibrant, and equitable society.” said Commissioner Erica Crawley “These grants support initiatives that drive positive change, enhance the quality of life for our residents, and ensure that essential services reach those who need them most.”

Information about the commissioners’ Community Partnerships Program and future funding opportunities can be found here.

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