Limited, competitive grant cycle starts October 4th

Applications will be due November 14. The Foundation will fund five awards of up to $20,000.00 each.

Abbot Senior Living

LED Lighting Upgrade Project

Zanesville Museum of Art

ZMA to Go Project

ForeverDads

Security And Landscaping Project

The Wilds

Cabins at Straker Lake (2018) and New Hiking Trail (2019) Project

New Concord Pool

Update Project

Village Of Philo Shelter House

Lighting Project Project

Zane State College

Supporting the creation of the Advanced Science and Technology Center

J.W AND M.H. STRAKER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

About The J.W. And M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation
“Hard work and diligent effort, coupled with prudent and conservative management, created the assets which support the Foundation, and it is the desire of the founders that the income and principal of the Foundation be used to help organizations, individuals, and projects in the community that subscribe to these principles.”

William and Mary Helen Straker launched the J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation in 1994 with these words. The Strakers lived their belief in hard work over a lifetime partnership. As they entered their retirement years, they created a way to share the assets they had accumulated with the community they loved: Zanesville and Muskingum County, Ohio.
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THE STRAKER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING PROJECTS

THAT SUPPORT THE ARTS AND SCIENCES, EDUCATION, INITIATIVES THAT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF CHILDREN, AND ENDEAVORS THAT LEAD TO CIVIC DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENED COMMUNITY LIFE IN THE CITY OF ZANESVILLE AND MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO.

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Limited Grant Cycle Opens October 4, 2021


The J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation will open a limited, competitive grant cycle this Fall on October 4; applications will be due November 14. The Foundation will fund five awards of up to $20,000.00 each.


We welcome requests for exciting projects that would not be possible without a grant of up to $20,000 each. To be considered for a J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation Fall 2021 grant, you must be able to complete this project in its entirety with the award.

Projects that can be completed/implemented by April 30, 2022, will receive priority consideration.

Examples of the type of project we’re looking for might include (but are not limited to)…

  • Field trips for kids, with meals, transportation, and admission covered;
  • Speaker’s fee and related books and materials on a specific topic;
  • The purchase of equipment to be used to benefit the people you serve.

Consider submitting repair and property maintenance costs or other ongoing expenses for a grant in our spring cycle.

The J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation has allotted up to $100,000 to be distributed in five grants during the Fall cycle.

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Ten descendants of J. William and Mary Helen Straker, including Susan Holdren, currently serve on the board of trustees of the foundation they founded. The trustees are committed to using J.W. and M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation funds to support the kinds of projects the Strakers cared about: undertakings that perpetuate free enterprise and “orderly municipal development,” programs that enable young people to grow in character and integrity, initiatives that enhance education, and projects that increase community exposure to the arts and sciences.
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