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Marc Reitter Joins Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Board

President and COO of AEP Ohio fills seat Nelsonville, OH – Marc Reitter, recently named President and Chief Operating Officer of AEP Ohio, has joined the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) Board of Trustees. Reitter, who has been with AEP since 2002, most recently served as Vice President for Regulatory and Finance. He was promoted […]

Ohio Code Scholar Program Receives $30,000 from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Funding Supports Computer Programming and Coding Studies Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund has awarded $30,000 to a pilot program that will provide computer programming and coding skills to students. By providing this training, the Ohio Code Scholar Program aims to prepare Appalachian Ohio middle and high […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Announces Fall Scholarship Application

Deadline to Apply Is November 1, 2021 Jackson, OH –  The fall Bellisio Foods Scholarship application is now available for applicants. Established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci, the Bellisio Foods Scholarship, funded by the Bellisio Foods Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), supports post-secondary scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bellisio […]

Mini-Grants Available to Educators for STEM Activities

Apply for FAO’s Southwestern Energy Grants by October 27 Nelsonville, OH – Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are partnering to support STEM education activities in classrooms by offering mini-grants in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties. Public school educators are invited to apply for a grant beginning September 22 until October 27 […]

Hart Legacy Fund offering grants in Vinton County

Projects in Healthcare, Domestic Violence, and Higher Education are Encouraged Nelsonville, OH – The Michele L. Hart Legacy Fund is accepting grant applications for projects in Vinton County beginning September 20, 2021. Nonprofit and public organizations serving Vinton County are invited to apply with a special emphasis on projects and programs directly supporting individuals in […]

Grants Available to Strengthen Civics Education in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Longaberger Family Foundation Offer Grants through October 29 Nelsonville, OH – Educating and equipping citizens is essential for building and sustaining strong communities within a strong democracy. That’s why the Longaberger Family Foundation and the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund® at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio are pleased to once again offer grants […]

Grant Funding Available in 11 Counties and for African American Projects in 32 Counties

Applications due Oct. 12 Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund is partnering with local community funds to offer numerous grant opportunities this fall. Beginning Sept. 7, grants are available in Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Monroe, and Morgan counties, as well the City of Nelsonville […]

FAO’s Hocking County Community Fund Sponsors Creek Bed at Logan Children’s Museum

A Grant of $7,000 Supports Enrichment for Children Logan, OH – Children can experience a water and sensory play area in the Hocking Hills Children’s Museum thanks to a sponsorship from the Hocking County Community Fund (HCCF) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. HCCF and FAO partnered to grant $7,000 to the museum for this […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio receives $50,000 for African American Community Fund

U.S. Bank Foundation invests $1 million to support emerging leaders, community-led solutions to economic disparities Nelsonville, OH– The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s African American Community Fund (AACF) is among 20 nonprofit funds receiving a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Investing a total of $1 million across the nation, the U.S. Bank Foundation awarded […]

FAO Provides Post-Secondary Scholarships for over 260 Students Across Appalachian Ohio

2021 FAO Scholarship Recipients Announced Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is proud to support the region’s students, from Clermont to Ashtabula counties, in pursuing post-secondary education. This year, more than $517,000 in scholarships have been awarded through over 480 awards so far to support students in achieving their dreams. These awards […]