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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio presents 2023 awards

Giving Tuesday celebration includes announcement about new matching funds NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) presented its 2023 awards to several donors and doers who are improving lives and communities throughout the 32-county region. The awards were presented Nov. 28 during FAO’s Giving Tuesday virtual celebration. “We are proud and honored to […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipient

JACKSON, Ohio – DJ Lambert of Jackson, Ohio, has been awarded a fall 2023 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Established in 2007 in honor of Bellisio Foods founder Jeno Paulucci, the fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing postsecondary education. Recipients […]

Jeffris Family Foundation challenge grant to support final stage of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church restoration

FAO’s African American Community Fund awards $25,000 in lead match for the project BURLINGTON, Ohio – The Jeffris Family Foundation has awarded a Capital Campaign Challenge Grant to support the restoration of the historic Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Appalachian Ohio’s Lawrence County. Established in 1849, Macedonia Missionary Baptist is Ohio’s first Black church and […]

The Nature Conservancy and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to invest in those making a difference in Adams County

Grant and scholarship funding available to Adams County residents, organizations WEST UNION, Ohio – The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are teaming up to provide financial support to Adams County residents and organizations working to improve quality of life in their communities. The first grants and scholarships from the new […]

FAO affiliates’ 2023 campaigns yield thousands of pounds of pork to feed those in need

174 hogs donated to Fill the Freezer and Fair to Family programs NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Food pantry freezers are a lot fuller in four Appalachian Ohio counties, thanks to local campaigns and generous communities that banded together to help neighbors in need. Four geographic affiliates of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) spearheaded campaigns this […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to host Giving Tuesday virtual celebration

Event to include FAO’s annual update and presentation of 2023 awards NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) invites residents and friends of the 32-county region to its 2023 Giving Tuesday virtual celebration. The event, hosted on Zoom, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, and rebroadcast at […]

Appalachian Ohio businesses unite to build a bright future for the region

Celebration raises more than $100,000 for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Businesses throughout Appalachian Ohio recently joined together at the Ohio Statehouse to build a bright future for the 32-county region. The Oct. 4 event, held in celebration of Nicolozakes Trucking & Construction Inc.’s 70th anniversary alongside presenting sponsors American Electric Power, […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announces 2023 scholarship recipients

More than $593,000 awarded in donor-established scholarships to students across Appalachian Ohio NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded more than $593,000 in donor-established postsecondary scholarships to students across Appalachian Ohio. To date this year, nearly 600 scholarships were provided to 337 students pursuing postsecondary studies at institutions of higher education […]

Grant funding available for STEM educational activities in Guernsey and Monroe counties

Southwestern Energy and FAO invite K-12 public schools and educators to apply by Nov. 7 NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Southwestern Energy and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announce the opening of grant applications to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) educational activities in K-12 classrooms and schools in Guernsey and Monroe counties. Public school […]