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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.


Two Jackson County students awarded spring 2024 Bellisio Foods scholarships

JACKSON, Ohio – Jackson residents Sydney Hughes and Madelyn Parker have been awarded spring 2024 scholarships from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Established in 2007 in honor of Bellisio Foods founder Jeno Paulucci, the fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing postsecondary education. Recipients […]

Fifteen Guernsey County students awarded 2024 Myron Fishel Scholarships

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio – The Foundation of Appalachian Ohio and the Guernsey County Foundation announce the 2024 Myron Fishel Scholarship recipients. Dr. Waite Phillip Fishel, a former chemistry professor at Vanderbilt University, created the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund in 1974 to honor the memory of his only son, Myron, who was killed in action during World […]

Eleven grants awarded to support K-12 civics education in Appalachian Ohio

More than $35,000 in funding awarded across 32-county region NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), in partnership with the Longaberger Family Foundation, has awarded 11 grants, totaling more than $35,000, to support K-12 civics education opportunities throughout the region. “We have long shared FAO’s commitment to the children of Appalachia and to […]

John and Lois Baker Education and Economic Development Fund accepting grant applications

Funding available for projects advancing economic development, growth in Monroe County WOODSFIELD, Ohio – The John and Lois Baker Education and Economic Development Fund, serving Monroe County, is accepting grant applications for its 2024 funding cycle. Funding is available for nonprofits, schools and public organizations serving the people and communities of Monroe County. Emphasis is […]

Michele L. Hart Legacy Fund accepting 2024 grant applications

Funding to support healthcare, domestic violence and higher education initiatives in Vinton County NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Nonprofit and public organizations serving Vinton County are invited to apply for 2024 grants through the Michele L. Hart Legacy Fund. Rebecca “Becky” Hart established the Michele L. Hart Legacy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in […]

Three organizations awarded Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund grants

Funding to support efforts that are advancing quality of life in Appalachian Ohio NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio has awarded a total of $3,000 in grants to three organizations advancing quality of life in the region. “With these dollars, we hope to fill needs, create […]

Dale Hileman Legacy Fund announces 2024 grant recipients

Funding awarded to projects investing in eastern Ohio students, promoting economic development and growth NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Dale Hileman Legacy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded three grants, totaling more than $2,500, to support projects that are investing in eastern Ohio students while promoting economic development and growth. “We are […]

Mapping generosity in action

FAO’s 2023 impact map highlights investments made across 32-county region NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a community of givers – donors and doers who bring their contributions together to advance transformative initiatives that create immediate and long-term impact in our 32-county region. Because of their generosity and commitment to our mission, […]

Jenco Award recipients honored for their service

2024 Jenco Award nominations open through June 3 MIDDLEPORT, Ohio – Five Appalachian Ohio residents who go above and beyond in their service to others were celebrated during an April 20 ceremony at The Blakeslee Center in Middleport, hosted by the Jenco Foundation and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). The Jenco Awards recognize unsung […]