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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.


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 […]

New Giving Platform Raises More Than $245,000 for 88 Projects Across Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s Cause Connector Helps Donors Work Together to Make an Impact Nelsonville, OH – Earlier this year, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) launched a new innovation in lifting up the good work of nonprofits across Appalachian Ohio’s communities. Cause Connector was designed by FAO to give donors an opportunity to connect […]

Encino Energy Invests in The Arts in Harrison County

Gift Supports Deersville Community Theater on Cause Connector Nelsonville, OH – Encino Energy partnered with individual donors giving through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s new Cause Connector platform to support the work of the Deersville Community Theater and its role of promoting and creating access to the arts. Cause Connector is a new online giving […]

Open Call for Nominations to Honor Individuals Committed to Serving Others

2021 Jenco Award Nominations Due June 14 Nelsonville, OH – Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond to improve the lives of others? Is there a visionary leader in your community you want to recognize? To honor people of all ages who work passionately in the service of others in […]

Monroe County Community Foundation Invests in Youth Literacy

Grant to the United Way of Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties will Support Literacy in Monroe County Today and Tomorrow Woodsfield, OH – The importance of literacy among our youngest community members is essential to their – and our communities’ – long-term success. A recent grant from the Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF) to the […]

Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Grant and Scholarship Applications Are Now Open

Deadline to Apply is May 1 Corning, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) is pleased to announce its annual scholarship and grant applications are now open. Additional information as well as this year’s applications can be found on the Fund’s webpage, www.AppalachianOhio.org/SouthernPerry. Applications must be postmarked and submitted by May 1, 2021. The […]