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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.


SPCAEF annual community grant and scholarship applications open Feb. 15

Applications for funding due April 1 CORNING, Ohio – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) will be accepting applications for its 2024 community grants and scholarships Feb. 15 through April 1. Grant funding Southern Perry County organizations and schools are invited to apply for grants to fund programs that promote academic excellence and […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announces two funding opportunities

Applications being accepted Feb. 6 through March 12 NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Grant funding is available for projects and activities that are improving quality of life and advancing Appalachian Ohio communities. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announces the Feb. 6 opening of grant applications for the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund and the Donald R. Myers […]

Grant applications for Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund open Feb. 6

Funding available for nonprofit, public organizations in Appalachian Ohio’s 32 counties NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is accepting grant applications for the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio. The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund was created to support Appalachian Ohio’s nonprofit and public organizations in projects […]

Funding available for projects promoting economic growth in 16 eastern Ohio counties

Dale Hileman Legacy Fund grant applications due March 12 NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Grant funding is available for projects and activities that promote economic growth in 16 eastern Ohio counties. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is accepting grant applications Feb. 6 through March 12 for the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund, created with support from the […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio 2024 scholarship applications available

Deadline to apply for funding is March 15 NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is accepting 2024 scholarship applications from Feb. 15 through March 15. Funding is available to help students in the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio pursue their educational and career goals. Over the past 20 years, FAO’s scholarship program […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio accepting grant applications to support K-12 civics education

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), in partnership with the Longaberger Family Foundation, is accepting grant applications to support K-12 civics education programming throughout the region. Grant applications are open to K-12 public schools, educators, students and public and nonprofit organizations serving K-12 students across Appalachian Ohio’s 32 counties. Funding is available […]

Logan-Holl Foundation Fund accepting grant applications

Funding to support projects benefiting Logan and Hocking County LOGAN, Ohio – The Logan-Holl Foundation Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is accepting grant applications for projects benefiting the people of Logan and Hocking County. “With this funding, we hope to not only help those who call this community home but also to […]

FAO affiliate foundations award more than $525,000 in funding across Appalachian Ohio

More than 180 grants to support nonprofit, public and youth-led projects and programs NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s 15 affiliate foundations have awarded 186 grants, totaling $528,348, to support initiatives benefiting the region’s residents and communities, including 30 youth-led projects. “Our affiliate foundations and the visionaries and leaders behind them are a […]

National Park Service awards $100,000 to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church revitalization project

Save America’s Treasures grant to help return Ohio’s first Black church to service BURLINGTON, Ohio – Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has received a $100,000 Save America’s Treasures grant for a revitalization project that will return Ohio’s first Black church to service as a historic site and community center. The Save America’s Treasures grant program, through […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio presents 2023 awards

Giving Tuesday celebration includes announcement about new matching funds NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) presented its 2023 awards to several donors and doers who are improving lives and communities throughout the 32-county region. The awards were presented Nov. 28 during FAO’s Giving Tuesday virtual celebration. “We are proud and honored to […]