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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.


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) […]

Morgan Community Fund Fortuna Grant Program Accepting Applications

Deadline to Apply is October 31 McConnelsville, OH – The Morgan Community Fund is pleased to announce that its Fortuna Grant Program will accept applications for projects serving Morgan County from October 1 through October 31, 2020. Individual grant awards will range between $500 and $5,000, with a total of $10,000 available in this grant round. Public […]

Monroe County Community Foundation Grants Support Arts, COVID-19 Response, Basic Needs

Monroe County Community Foundation Partners with Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund for Monroe Grant Awards Woodsfield, OH – The Monroe County Community Fund (MCCF), in partnership with the Appalachian Ohio Emergency Response Fund, announced over $3,500 in grant awards to support the arts, the ongoing response to COVID-19, and basic needs in Monroe County. “We […]

Strengthening Youth Resiliency in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville Partner to Support Organizations Serving Youth Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), in partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (OHFN), is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity intended to address the social, economic, educational, and health challenges faced by young […]