Seed Grants


Ohio’s Winding Road (OWR) provides funds for producers of authentic experiences and products representing these 9 counties of Southeastern Ohio (Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Vinton, Washington). Funds are for the development and/or marketing of authentic experience products. Requests up to $750 are accepted, however most awards will range from $250 – $500 to allow for more participation in the process. Applicants can be businesses, non-profit organizations, individual interpretive guides and individual producers.

These grants are designed to support the development, improvement, expansion, and marketing of local authentic experiences in the OWR region. In addition to monetary support, awardees also receive strategic planning support from OWR partners, such as the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet). Thanks to funds from the Sugarbush Foundation and Rural Action, a total of $10,000 has been given to non-profit organizations, interpretive guide experiences, businesses, and individuals from eight different OWR counties. 

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