Community Shares of Mid Ohio has expanded its coverage area by opening membership to nonprofits in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

Community Shares of Mid Ohio has expanded its coverage area by opening membership to nonprofits in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

Community Shares provides funding to its members through workplace giving campaigns, which allow employees to contribute through their paychecks to the specific issues and causes they support.

Criteria for membership in Community Shares includes holding 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, being self-governing, maintaining financial records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and complying with laws and ordinances of the local municipality, the State of Ohio and the United States of America.

Nonprofits interested in receiving funds through Community Shares workplace giving campaigns are encouraged to submit an application postmarked by Aug. 30.

A full list of criteria is in the application, which is available at communityshares.net.