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2018 NCCF and Interim Health Scholarships Announced

The 2018 Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) and Interim Health Scholarships were announced at the annual awards assemblies held at Caldwell and Shenandoah High Schools this spring.
Olivia King, a 2017 Caldwell graduate received a $1000 NCCF Scholarship. Olivia is attending Muskingum University and is majoring in chemistry/pre-pharmacy.
Cassidy Niswonger, a 2015 Caldwell graduate received a $500 Interim Health scholarship. Cassidy is attending Zane State College and is working toward a medical lab technician degree.
Kylee Kasper, a 2015 Shenandoah graduate received a $1000 NCCF Scholarship. Kylee is majoring in marketing at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kassidy Hickman, a 2018 Shenandoah graduate received as $500 Interim Health scholarship. Kassidy will be attending Shawnee State University and plans on majoring in nursing.
2017 marks the 54nd and 55rd scholarships granted by the NCCF and its predecessor funds. These scholarships now exceed $25,000. This was the second year for the Interim Health scholarship. Interim Health has provided funds for a $500 scholarship to Noble County HS graduates majoring in a health related field for the last two years.
Applications for the 2019 scholarships should be available on the NCCF website (nccfohio.org) in November.

Summer 2018 Noble County Community Foundation Application now being accepted

Applications for the Noble County Community Foundation’s (NCCF) summer 2018 funding round are now available and are currently being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on July 10, 2018.
In addition to its scholarship activities the NCCF has provided funding from its general endowment for fifty-nine projects totaling nearly $20,000. The NCCF continues to offer two rounds of funding annually for small local projects not exceeding $500 per project. Information on the grant program, including applications, is available on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
The summer meeting of the NCCF will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the Noble County Health Department meeting room. For additional information on the NCCF visit the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org or contact NCCF Secretary, Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

Noble County Community Foundation Announces Winter 2018 Awards.

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) recently announced its winter 2018 awards. Three local organizations will each be receiving $500 for upcoming projects..
• Lutheran Social Services will be receiving a grant to purchase food for its Caldwell Food Pantry
• HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural Peoples) will receive funds to help with housing projects for senior citizens, veterans and LMI households, and
• OSU Extension, Noble Co. 4-H is getting a grant to purchase supplies and equipment for the Noble County School’s Field Day.
With these three grants, the NCCF has now provided funding for fifty-nine projects totaling nearly $20,000. The NCCF continues to offer two rounds of funding annually for small local projects not exceeding $500 per project. The next round of funding will be due August 13, 2018. Information on the grant program and other items is available on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
Deadline for the NCCF and Interim Health Scholarships is February 12, 2018. Application Information on the scholarships is on the NCCF website.
In other NCCF news, Judy McMullen and Shawn Ray were re-elected as Chair and Vice-Chair of the NCCF for 2018. Other board members include Andrea Hurst, Joy Flood, Sherri Starr, Mike Buckey, John Cline, Don Ullmann, and Jim Warren.
The NCCF’s 2017 annual report will soon be posted on the foundation’s webpage.
For additional information on the NCCF visit the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org or contact NCCF Secretary, Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

Applications open for NCCF Scholarship and Winter Funding Round

Applications are now being accepted for the NCCF Scholarship and for the regular winter round of funding. Applications can be found on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
The NCCF is now ready to begin to make its ninth round of awards from the scholarship program. The NCCF will be awarding two $1000 scholarships, one to a Shenandoah graduate and a second to a Caldwell graduate.
Although high school seniors will be eligible to apply, preference will be given to existing college students, including graduate/professional students.
In addition, the NCCF will also have available two $500 scholarships sponsored by Interim Health to students majoring in a health related field. These also are awarded to a graduate of each Noble Co. high school.
All scholarship applications are due by 4:30 p.m on Monday, February 12, 2018
The NCCF is also accepting applications for its winter 2018 regular funding round. Up to $1000 will be awarded in this round with no single project receiving more than $500. Regular funding round applications are due by 4:30 pm Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
All applications can be submitted electronically or hard copies can be returned to the Noble County Extension office at 46049 Marietta Road, Suite 2, Caldwell, OH 43724
For information on the NCCF, including various gifting options, and grant request forms, go to the NCCF’s web site at www.nccfohio.org or call Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

Summer 2017 Noble County Community Foundation Application now being accepted.

Applications for the Noble County Community Foundation’s (NCCF) summer 2017 funding round are now available and are currently being accepted until 4:30 p.m. on July 10, 2017.
In addition to its scholarship activities the NCCF has provided funding from its general endowment for fifty-five projects totaling over $16,000. The NCCF continues to offer two rounds of funding annually for small local projects not exceeding $500 per project. Information on the grant program, including applications, is available on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
TThe summer meeting of the NCCF will be held on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the EN engineering meeting room.
For additional information on the NCCF visit the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org or contact NCCF Secretary, Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

2017 NCCF and Interim Health Scholarships Announced

The 2017 Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) and Interim Health Scholarships were announced at the Noble County Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Noble County Community Center in Caldwell.
Samantha Schott, a 2012 Shenandoah graduate received a $750 NCCF Scholarship. Samantha is working on a Master’s Degree from the Ohio State University in Agricultural and Extension Education and is currently employed by OSU Extension in the Noble County office. She is a graduate of Bethany College with a Communications and Media Arts Degree.
Laken Figel a Caldwell graduate also received a $750 NCCF Scholarship. Laken is attending OU Zanesville where she is majoring in special education. Her HS activities included volleyball, basketball, student government, and National Honor Society
Andrea Wood a 2017 Shenandoah graduate received a $500 scholarship from Interim Health. Andrea is attending Muskingum College and majoring in psychology. Her high school activities included band softball and track. She was also involved in 4-H for 12 years.
2017 marks the 52nd and 53rd scholarships granted by the NCCF and its predecessor funds. These scholarships now exceed $25,000. This was the first year for the Interim Health scholarship. Interim Health has provided funds for a $500 scholarship to Noble County HS graduates majoring in a health related field and will again be providing funds for a 2018 scholarship.
The NCCF will be opening applications for the 2018 scholarships in November.

2017 Scholarship Winners
Shown receiving the 2017 NCCF and Interim Health Scholarships are from left are
Laken Figel, Samantha Schott, and Andrea Wood.
Middle row: Amy Figel, Cindy Wood, Ronald Wood (Parents)
Back Row: Mike Lloyd, Secretary, NCCF

Noble County Community Foundation Announces Winter 2017 Awards.

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) recently announced its winter 2017 awards. Two local organizations will each be receiving $500 for upcoming projects.
Lutheran Social Services will be receiving a grant to purchase food for its Caldwell Food Pantry and Caldwell UMC will be receiving the same amount to support its Sack Lunch program.
With these two grants, the NCCF has now provided funding for fifty-five projects totaling over $16,000. The NCCF continues to offer two rounds of funding annually for small local projects not exceeding $500 per project. The next round of funding will be due July 10, 2017. Information on the grant program and other items is available on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
Winners of the NCCF Scholarship program were also chosen and will be announced at the upcoming Noble County Chamber of Commerce banquet in March.
Judy McMullen and Shawn Ray were re-elected as Chair and Vice-Chair of the NCCF for 2017.
For additional information on the NCCF visit the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org or contact NCCF Secretary, Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

2016 Noble County Community Foundation Scholarships Awarded

The Noble County Community Foundation received ten applications were for the seventh annual award of the Noble County Community Foundation Scholarship. The awards were made at the Noble County Chamber of Commerce banquet on July 21, 2016. 
The Shenandoah High School award winner was Emily Smith. Emily is a 2015 graduate of Shenandoah and is a Sophomore at Ohio Valley University and hopes to get a degree is Pharmacy. She is the daughter of Brent and Susan Smith.
Katrina Harper is the Caldwell High School award recipient. She is a 2015 Caldwell gratuate and has an Associates degree from ATI in Wooster and is now attending OSU in Columbus. Katrina is the daughter of J.D. and Michele Harper.
The NCCF Scholarship is funded via an endowment fund. $10,000 in scholarships have been awarded to fourteen students since the first awards were made in 2010.

2016 Scholarship Winners
Shown receiving the 2016 NCCF Scholarship are from left are
Michele Harper, Katrina Harper, Emily Smith amd Susan Smith.

Noble County Community Foundation Announces Winter 2016 Awards.

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) recently announced its winter 2016 awards. Three local organizations will each be receiving $325 for upcoming projects.
The United Way of Guernsey and Noble County will be receiving funds for an Exercise and Nutrition Program at Noble Local Schools, Ohio State University Extension was funded for a rain barrel/raised garden bed project at its new office between Caldwell and Belle Valley, and Lutheran Social Services received a grant to purchase food for its Caldwell Food Pantry.
With these three grants, the NCCF has now provided funding for over fifty projects totaling over $15,000. The NCCF continues to offer two rounds of funding annually for small local projects not exceeding $500 per project. The next round of funding will be due July 11. Information on the grant project is available on the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org
Winners of the NCCF Scholarship program were also chosen and will be announced at the upcoming Noble County Chamber of Commerce banquet.
One change in board membership was also made at the recent meeting with Sherri Starr replacing Kristi Close on the nine member board.
For additional information on the NCCF visit the NCCF website at www.nccfohio.org or contact NCCF Secretary, Mike Lloyd at 740-483-1602 or at mlloyd@nccfohio.org

Noble County Community Foundation Announces Winter 2015 Awards.

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) has announced that one project was awarded funding in its winter 2015 funding cycle. Two hundred fifty dollars was awarded to the Annual Autumn Expo sponsored the Higher Education & Learning Partnership in Monroe County. This annual Expo serves students of Switzerland of Ohio and surrounding school districts and provides information on post-secondary options for area students.
The winners of the NCCF’s Scholarship were also chosen and will be announced as part of the Noble County Chamber of Commerce’s spring banquet on March 19, 2015.
The summer 2015 round of applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday, July 10, 2015 at the OSU Extension Office, 46049 Marietta Road, Suite 2, Caldwell, OH 43724. Grant applications and the 2014 annual report can be found on the NCCF’s website at 2014 Report.

NCCF honored as first winner of the “Organization of the Year” award

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) was the proud recipient of the “Organization of the Year” award at the March 21, 2013 Noble County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. This award is given to a not-for-profit or private sector agency that has a significant impact on Noble County. The Agency must provide a service to the people in Noble County in an efficient, economic and nondiscriminatory manner. Since its founding in 2005, the NCCF has awarded nearly $13,000 to more than 30 projects in the county and continues to have two funding rounds in January and July of each year. In addition to its general endowment, the NCCF awards its Noble County Community Foundation Scholarships at the annual chamber banquet. Two $750 scholarships are awarded, one each to a Caldwell and Shenandoah graduate.


Receiving the Organization of the Year award on behalf of the Noble County Community Foundation is foundation Vice –Chairperson, Shawn Ray. Presenting the award is Chamber Executive Director, Jill R. McCarthy
Photo credit: Caldwell Journal-Leader

Noble County Community Foundation changes the name of the Taylor Scholarship fund to the Noble County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.


The Noble County Community Foundation's Board of Directors at their regular meeting on July 25, 2011 agreed to rename the former Glen B. Taylor Scholarship Fund as the Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) Scholarship Fund.
The NCCF took this action to both more accurately define the sources and uses of the scholarship fund and to encourage additional donations and bequests to the fund.
Founded as a loan program more than 20 years ago, the NCCF worked with Peoples Bank and the Noble County Common Pleas Court to convert the Taylor Scholarship from a loan program to a true scholarship fund. Since the change, the NCCF has awarded four scholarships totaling $2,500 to graduates of Caldwell and Shenandoah High Schools.
The NCCF Scholarship Fund received a substantial donation when the assets of the former Edmund James Scholarship Fund were added to the NCCF Scholarship Fund in 2009.
Since the NCCF began operating the former Taylor Scholarship fund, its cash assets have grown from $48,946.59 to $84,235.98. The amount of the annual scholarships has also grown from $500 to $750. Winners of the scholarship to date have included Caldwell graduates Brooke Zerger and Nicholas Warren and Shenandoah graduates John Jacob Peer and Jordan Dimmerling.
NCCF board president, Judy McMullen, said "The change of name reflects the desire of the Board of Directors of the Noble County Community Foundation to have this scholarship serve countywide and to honorably reflect the various sources of donations made to it. We hope to build on the trust shown to us by the Taylor and James Scholarships to continue to build this fund into the preeminent scholarship for Noble County students."For additional information on this fund and on other funds operated by the Noble County Community Foundation visit their website at www.nccfohio.org or contact their Secretary, Mike Lloyd, at lloyd.4@osu.edu or 740-732-5681.

Noble County Community Foundation receives Grant from AEP Ohio.

The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) has been the recipient of a $1000 grant from AEP Ohio Economic Development.
This grant will provide sponsorship to the new NCCF web site at www.nccfohio.org. The web site contains information on the history of the NCCF, news and events of the organization, information on various types of gifts that can be made to the NCCF, grant application forms, and finally a section with various frequently asked questions and answers about the organization.
For additional information on the NCCF contact any of its board members: Bill Brelsford, Kristi Close, Jeff Minosky, Andrea Hurst, Shawn Ray, Don Ullmann, Joy Flood, Judy McMullen, Sharon Tanner or Secretary, Mike Lloyd.