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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.


Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to celebrate Giving Tuesday with virtual event

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is observing Giving Tuesday with a virtual celebration from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 29. All are invited to join the program, hosted on Zoom, celebrating the new opportunities in Appalachian Ohio and the impact made possible through gifts of time, talent, and treasure. “We are a […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipients

Fund provides scholarships for children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees JACKSON, Ohio – Dale (DJ) Lambert of Jackson, Ohio, and Salimata Kane of Edina, Minn., are the 2022 fall scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Bellisio […]

FAO launches program to recruit and retain next-generation leaders for Appalachian Ohio

First phase focuses on K-12 workers in region NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio has launched a new fellowship program designed to support and grow the next generation of community leaders for Appalachian Ohio, with an initial focus on those working with K-12 students. Growing Home Fellows must be between the ages of […]

Vinton County Community Fund launches

New fund to grow resources for local communities (MCARTHUR, Ohio) — A group of individuals committed to increasing opportunities and improving quality of life in Vinton County has formed a new community fund to support and inspire increased philanthropic support for local communities and residents. The Vinton County Community Fund, a local affiliate of the […]

iSee project exceeds key metrics during 2021-22 school year

Press Release Provided by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office COLUMBUS – The iSee project – the first effort launched under the ResultsOHIO pay for success model – has exceeded key performance metrics during its first year of implementation, according to data released today by the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center. In partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian […]

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church receives Jeffris Family Foundation grant to begin restoration

(BURLINGTON, Ohio) – The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church has received a Jeffris Heartland Fund $12,450 matching grant from the Jeffris Family Foundation to help fund a historic structure report to assess the work required to restore the Burlington church. Macedonia Missionary Baptist, established in 1849, is Ohio’s first Black church and the only surviving antebellum […]

Lawrence County Community Foundation Fund launches

New fund to grow resources for local communities (IRONTON, Ohio) — Representatives from three local organizations and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio signed an agreement today creating the Lawrence County Community Foundation Fund to encourage increased philanthropic support for Lawrence County communities and residents. The Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, and […]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville award 20 grants

Funding supports organizations serving youth Nelsonville, OH – Twenty projects that address the social, economic, educational and health challenges faced by young people in Appalachian Ohio are receiving more than $350,000 through the Investing in Youth Resiliency program, funded by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville. “At […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces fall scholarship recipient

Michigan Student to Receive Post-Secondary Scholarship Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce it has awarded its 2022 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 to children […]

Merchants National Bank commits $25,000 to Hocking County Community Fund

Investment will be matched, providing $50,000 for community needs Logan, OH – Merchants National Bank has committed $25,000 to support local programs and projects by establishing a fund with the Hocking County Community Fund (HCCF). With the creation of the Merchants National Bank Community Fund for Hocking County, a named unrestricted fund with HCCF, the […]