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Community Funds Choose Grant Recipients

More Than $200,000 Given to Appalachian Ohio Projects

Nelsonville, OH – Twelve community funds of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) recently awarded grants to area projects for a combined impact of more than $200,000.

Community fund committees in the counties of Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Monroe and Morgan designated dollars for recipients, as did the Nelsonville Community Foundation, serving Nelsonville and its surrounding communities. Each fund committee consists of local representatives from the communities served by that fund. To qualify for funding, a nonprofit’s project or program must benefit the people and communities of that geographic area across the five Pillar of Prosperity areas – Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Education, Environmental Stewardship, and Health & Human Services.

The African American Community Fund, serving Black communities in all 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio, also awarded grant funding in this recent round. The committee is comprised of Black leaders from across multiple counties in Appalachian Ohio.

See which projects the 12 community funds chose as grant recipients, by clicking on the fund of interest below.

African American Community Fund

Community Foundation for Perry County

Gallia Community Foundation Fund

Guernsey County Foundation Fund

Harrison County Community Foundation Fund

Highland County Community Foundation Fund

Hocking County Community Fund

Jackson County Community Foundation Fund

Meigs County Foundation

Monroe County Community Foundation Fund

Morgan Community Fund

Nelsonville Community Foundation Fund

To award more than $200,000 in grants to projects or programs benefitting the residents Appalachian Ohio, the community funds partnered with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund.

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If you would like to support one of the funds, you can learn more by visiting that fund’s page or contact FAO at or 740-753-1111. Through a current match opportunity, donations to the community fund endowments will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact in that community.