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Vistra Awards $75,000 to Create and Expand Hotspot Lending Programs in Appalachian Ohio

Vistra and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Work to Address Connectivity Gaps Nelsonville, OH – Appalachian Ohio’s communities have long faced a digital divide. Compared to the state’s non-Appalachian region, Appalachian Ohio experiences slower internet connections, and fewer households are connected to the internet. That’s why the I’m a Child of Appalachia®Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio […]

$60,000 in Grants Available to Connect Appalachian Ohioans with Nature

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s Environmental Stewardship Pillar of Prosperity Launches First Grant Round Nelsonville, OH – Grant funding is now available through the Environmental Stewardship Pillar of Prosperity at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Grants will help public, nonprofit, and fiscally sponsored organizations facilitate connections to nature among those who live throughout the 32 Appalachian […]

Baker Fund Joins Monroe County Community Foundation

Baker Education and Economic Development FundEstablishes Monroe Fund and Makes Initial Grant Woodsfield, OH – The John and Lois Baker Education and Economic Development Fund was originally established in 2007 to support Monroe County. Recently, the Fund advanced its work to meet needs and create opportunities for the community by awarding a grant to support the […]

2020 Jenco Awards Recognize Devoted Service and Leadership of Appalachian Ohioans

Six Awardees Honored for Service to Others Nelsonville, OH – In the face of the COVID-19 crisis we are all hearing stories of incredible acts of kindness and dedication to community. And the Jenco Awards have long existed to recognize those who rise to the occasion time after time to serve their local community. Whether […]

Local COVID-19 Relief Funding Available Across Select Appalachian Ohio Communities

Grant Opportunities Open in Nelsonville and Gallia, Guernsey,Harrison, Highland, Hocking, and Morgan Counties Nelsonville, OH – As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are many needs facing Appalachian Ohio’s communities. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund is partnering with local community funds to offer grant support in Nelsonville and Gallia, […]

COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Black-Led Organizations in Appalachian Ohio

African American Community Fund Launches First Grant Round Nelsonville, OH – As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are many needs facing communities throughout the country and in Appalachian Ohio, with Black communities among the most impacted. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund is partnering with the African American […]

Daughters’ Gifts Honor Late Meigs County Philanthropist

Daughters of Bernard Fultz Create $50,000 ImpactThrough Meigs County Community Fund Pomeroy, OH – Bernard Fultz was widely known as a private lawyer and as Meigs County’s prosecuting attorney. He also had a passion for philanthropy, and he often gave his support to Meigs County causes. Fultz passed away in 2007, but his legacy of […]

COVID-19 Relief Funding Available to Meigs County Organizations

Sisters Health Foundation Makes $10,000 Gift to Meigs County Community Fund Pomeroy, OH – As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are urgent needs facing Meigs County’s communities, and our county’s nonprofit and public organizations are continuing to meet these expanded needs head-on. Sisters Health Foundation and the Meigs County Community Fund are pleased to […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Partners with Facebook and T-Mobile to Help Address Region’s Digital Divide

Libraries, Schools Receive Support to Help Address Connectivity Gaps Nelsonville, OH – Appalachian Ohio’s communities have long faced a digital divide. Compared to the state’s non-Appalachian region, Appalachian Ohio experiences slower internet connections, and fewer households are connected to the internet. That’s why the I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) […]