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Applications for FAO’s donor-established scholarships open Feb. 15

Deadline to apply is March 15 NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announces the upcoming opening of its annual application period for scholarship funds. Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Wednesday, March 15. FAO offers a wide variety of scholarships for students throughout the 32-county Appalachian Ohio region interested […]

Austin Powder commits $25,000 to newly established Vinton County Community Fund

FAO match results in $50,000 investment to benefit county’s people, communities McARTHUR, Ohio – Austin Powder Co. has committed a total of $25,000 over the next five years to the Vinton County Community Fund (VCCF) to advance opportunities for the people and communities of Vinton County today and into the future. The investment from Austin […]

County commissioners commit $188,000 to Community Foundation for Perry County

With matching funds, investment pushes endowment past the $1 million mark NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio – The Perry County Commissioners have committed $188,000 to support the work of the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) and advance opportunities for the county’s residents and communities. Funding from the county is being matched dollar-for-dollar through a partnership with […]

FAO foundation affiliates award 136 grants benefiting Appalachian Ohio

More than $314,000 in funding to support nonprofit and public projects, programs NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The 15 foundation affiliates of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) have awarded more than $314,000 in grants to advance projects and programs benefiting individuals and communities throughout the 32-county region. “The awarding of annual community fund grants is a […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to celebrate Giving Tuesday with virtual event

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is observing Giving Tuesday with a virtual celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 29. All are invited to join the program, hosted on Zoom, celebrating the new opportunities in Appalachian Ohio and the impact made possible through gifts of time, talent, and treasure. “We are a […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipients

Fund provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees JACKSON, Ohio – Dale (DJ) Lambert of Jackson, Ohio, and Salimata Kane of Edina, Minn., are the 2022 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio […]

FAO launches program to recruit and retain next-generation leaders for Appalachian Ohio

First phase focuses on K-12 workers in region NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched a new fellowship program designed to support and grow the next generation of community leaders for Appalachian Ohio, with an initial focus on those working with K-12 students. Growing Home Fellows must be between the ages of […]

Vinton County Community Fund launches

New fund to grow resources for local communities (MCARTHUR, Ohio) — A group of individuals committed to increasing opportunities and improving quality of life in Vinton County has formed a new community fund to support and inspire increased philanthropic support for local communities and residents. The Vinton County Community Fund, a local affiliate of the […]

iSee project exceeds key metrics during 2021-22 school year

Press Release Provided by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office COLUMBUS – The iSee project – the first effort launched under the ResultsOHIO pay for success model – has exceeded key performance metrics during its first year of implementation, according to data released today by the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center. In partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian […]

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church receives Jeffris Family Foundation grant to begin restoration

(BURLINGTON, Ohio) – The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has received a Jeffris Heartland Fund $12,450 matching grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation to help fund a historic structure report to assess the work required to restore the Burlington church. Macedonia Missionary Baptist, established in 1849, is Ohio’s first Black church and the only surviving antebellum […]