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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 Available to Strengthen Civics Education in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Longaberger Family Foundation Offer Grants through October 29 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 are pleased to once again offer grants […]

Grant Funding Available in 11 Counties and for African American Projects in 32 Counties

Applications due Oct. 12 Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund is partnering with local community funds to offer numerous grant opportunities this fall. Beginning Sept. 7, grants are available in Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Meigs, Monroe, and Morgan counties, as well the City of Nelsonville […]

FAO’s Hocking County Community Fund Sponsors Creek Bed at Logan Children’s Museum

A Grant of $7,000 Supports Enrichment for Children Logan, OH – Children can experience a water and sensory play area in the Hocking Hills Children’s Museum thanks to a sponsorship from the Hocking County Community Fund (HCCF) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. HCCF and FAO partnered to grant $7,000 to the museum for this […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio receives $50,000 for African American Community Fund

U.S. Bank Foundation invests $1 million to support emerging leaders, community-led solutions to economic disparities Nelsonville, OH– The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s African American Community Fund (AACF) is among 20 nonprofit funds receiving a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Investing a total of $1 million across the nation, the U.S. Bank Foundation awarded […]

FAO Provides Post-Secondary Scholarships for over 260 Students Across Appalachian Ohio

2021 FAO Scholarship Recipients Announced Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is proud to support the region’s students, from Clermont to Ashtabula counties, in pursuing post-secondary education. This year, more than $517,000 in scholarships have been awarded through over 480 awards so far to support students in achieving their dreams. These awards […]

Dale Hileman Legacy Fund Announces 2021 Grantees

Three Organizations Receive Grant Awards Supporting Economic Growth in Appalachian Ohio Nelsonville, OH – The Dale Hileman Fund recently announced its 2021 grant awards which support three organizations working to promote economic growth in the region: the Tuscarawas County Economic Development Corporation, BRITE Energy Innovators, and Village of Chauncey. Dale Hileman was known for his deep […]

Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund Announces 2021 Grantees

The John Gee Black Historical Center and Vinton County High School Receive Grant Awards Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce two grant awards from FAO’s Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio, which will help to improve quality of life in underserved Ohio communities. “These […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients

Three Students Receive Post-Secondary Scholarship Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce that three students have been awarded its 2021 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio Foods founder, Jeno Paulucci. The Fund awards scholarships […]

2021 Myron Fishel Scholarship Recipients Announced

Fifteen Guernsey County Students Receive Myron Fishel Scholarship to Support Post-Secondary Education Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is proud to support the region’s students in pursuing post-secondary education. This year, FAO is pleased to announce that 15 students from Guernsey County have been awarded the Myron Fishel Scholarship. The Myron Fishel […]

Charter Communications Invests in Appalachian Ohio Leaders and Communities

Charter’s Gift Reaches Nonprofit Projects and Organizations Across 32 Counties Nelsonville, OH – Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) partnered with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in a new way to invest in the work of nonprofits and communities across Ohio’s 32 Appalachian counties. With a $50,000 gift to FAO’s new Cause Connector platform, Charter supported […]