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.”
J. William and Mary Helen Straker wrote these words when they launched the J.W. & M.H. Straker Chartable Foundation, and our administration and board of trustees align with that spirit in all our dealings. The Foundation enthusiastically supports activities that allow students to broaden their sites through travel, training, and experience. It’s importance to us, too, though, that students have what our President and Executive Director Susan Holdren calls “some skin in the game.” Before granting schools and youth organizations funding for high school field trips, conference attendance in other cities, and sports, arts, and academic camps for student group, we’ll ask, “What have the students done toward fund-raising? How much money have they earned?” If the students and their advisors have diligently worked toward earning at least a portion of the funds needed, our Foundation will be glad to hear more about their project and their needs. Please feel free to contact us.
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.
All funding requests to the J.W. & M.H. Straker Charitable Foundation should be submitted in grant application form. In all grant cycles, priority is given to requests that clearly address a documented need in Muskingum County. Please use data to demonstrate the need your organization wants to address.Request A Grant