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News & Happenings

Keep up to date on the Foundation's news, events, programs, and scholarship and grant information here, on our Facebook page, by downloading this year’s Growing Home Gazette, or through our e-newsletter. For more information on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio download our Fact Sheet.


Grants Awarded to Strengthen Civics Education in Appalachian Ohio

FAO and Longaberger Family Foundation Award more than $40,000 in Grants 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 (FAO) awarded more than $40,000 in grants to K-12 […]

Funding Available for Projects Serving Ross County Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Landrum Endowment Fund to Open Annual Grant Round January 3, 2022 Chillicothe, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities are offering a grant opportunity to support projects that will improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ross County. Applications will open Monday, January 3, 2022, […]

Monroe County Community Foundation Offers Opportunity to Double Your Donation

First 100 commitments will be matched dollar-for-dollar Woodsfield, OH – The Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF) is launching a special initiative to provide greater benefits to Monroe County communities. The Endow 200 Campaign seeks to identify 200 donors who each will pledge to give donations over a five-year period. To have an even larger impact, […]

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 […]

Grants Available to Address Appalachian Ohio School-Based Healthcare

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, UnitedHealthcare grant closes December 10 Nelsonville, OH – A grant opportunity focusing on school-based healthcare in Appalachian Ohio remains available from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund and supported through UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Plan of Ohio. The deadline to apply is December 10. Children in […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio honored by Ohio Optometric Association

FAO Recognized as Appalachian Ohio Children’s Visual Health Advocate Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) recently accepted an award for its advocacy and dedication to the visual health of children in Appalachian Ohio. In early 2021, with the goal of increasing vision services to students in Appalachian Ohio, FAO launched a mobile […]

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 […]