The Sugar Bush Foundation
The Sugar Bush Foundation is a supporting organization of The Ohio University Foundation.
The Sugar Bush Foundation works with Ohio University and local communities to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and by fostering sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development.
We envision a model for university-community collaboration based on equal partnership and mutual respect. The impact of The Sugar Bush Foundation will be realized in healthy people, a growing economy, and a vibrant environment.
What We Believe In
- Improving the quality of life and environment in Appalachian Ohio
- Building local sustainable systems
- Creating cultural shifts toward sustainable practices
- University and community collaborations made of equitable partnerships and mutual respect
- Sharing of Ohio University expertise with the region
- Engaging OHIO students in real world learning
- Respect for the expertise residing in our communities
- Socially responsible investing
Apply for An Award
The Sugar Bush Foundation is not accepting letters of inquiry for funding this year.
Sugar Bush currently prioritizes projects in the following categories: renewable energy, zero waste, environmental protection and restoration, food security, and sustainable development.
Please contact Kevin King at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Sugar Bush Foundation funds collaborations between Ohio University and community partners.
For a project to be eligible for Sugar Bush Foundation funding, all of the following must be true:
- An Ohio University college, center, planning unit, or program must be an active partner in the planning and implementation of the project.
- The community partner must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization or government entity.
- The project impacts at least one of Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties (Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Columbiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, Washington).
- The Sugar Bush Foundation provides funds for start-up, research and/or program development, general support and other support as determined, and does not provide funds for capital projects.
Process and Deadlines
Letter of Intent is due for prospective projects. Letters of Intent submitted after Nov. 30 at midnight will not be accepted for review in the current award cycle.
Prospective project members are notified whether they have been chosen to submit a full proposal. If selected, a Sugar Bush Foundation representative will email the proposal form and further instructions.
The completed proposal is due, including a minimum of two letters of support and a full project budget.
Spring Sugar Bush Foundation Meeting
Proposals are presented to the Board by the project members.
Project members will be notified if the project will be funded and the amount of the award.
For questions or technical support, please contact Kevin King, Executive Director of Corporate Engagement.
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
Hylie Voss, President
Carol Kuhre, Vice President
Chip Rice, Secretary
Robert Foehl, Treasurer
Larson Lovdal, Technical Advisor
Annie Voss, Student Director
Alexis Kuhre Haag, Student Director