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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.


Guernsey County Foundation Awards Funding to Respond to COVID-19

Six Guernsey County Organizations Receive Grant Awards Cambridge, OH – The Guernsey County Foundation at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has announced $10,000 in grant awards through a partnership with FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund. These grant awards support Guernsey County organizations amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. “The COVID-19 crisis has created new […]

COVID-19 Relief Funding Awarded to Six Black-Led Organizations in Appalachian Ohio

African American Community Fund Announces Inaugural Grant Awards Nelsonville, OH – The African American Community Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has announced $10,000 in grant awards through a partnership through FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund. These grant awards support six Black-led organizations amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has disproportionately impacted […]

Grant Awards Announced to Strengthen Youth Resiliency in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville Award $350,000 to Organizations Serving Youth Nelsonville, OH – The I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (OHFN) are pleased to announce $350,000 in grant awards to strengthen youth resiliency in Appalachian […]

Funding Available for Projects Serving Ross County Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Landrum Endowment Fund Opens Annual Grant Round Chillicothe, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities are pleased to announce a grant opportunity that will support projects related to improving lives of individuals with developmental disabilities in Ross County, Ohio. Applications are due by Friday, January 29, 2021. The Landrum […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Provides Post-Secondary Scholarships for Children and Grandchildren of Bellisio Foods Employees Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce the 2020 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Fall 2020 scholarship recipients include Jackson, OH residents Kylee Castle, Jayson Dixson, Mackensie […]

Eyes Up Appalachia Launches to Combat Human Trafficking in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Partners withNew Anti-Human Trafficking Effort Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to announce a partnership with the new anti-human trafficking initiative, Eyes Up Appalachia! Of the 32 counties in Appalachian Ohio, almost half are not represented by an anti-human trafficking coalition.  Eyes Up Appalachia was formed to fill this […]

Funding Available for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Meigs County Community Fund, Local Municipalities toDistribute CARES Act Dollars in Meigs County Meigs County, OH – The Meigs County Community Fund (MCCF) is partnering with local municipalities to connect local organizations responding to COVID-19 with funding through the federal CARES Act. Nonprofit and public organizations are invited to apply at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Meigs, and applications will be reviewed […]

Vistra Awards $75,000 to Create and Expand Hotspot Lending Programs in Appalachian Ohio

Vistra and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Work to 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 […]