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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.

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, Applications must be postmarked and submitted by May 1, 2021. The […]

FAO seeking Communications & Programs Assistant

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is seeking a new member of our team – a Communications & Programs Assistant. This team member will play a critical role in grantmaking through the Foundation’s 530 funds and in telling the story of the opportunities being created in Appalachian Ohio’s communities. Read the full position description and […]

Meigs County Community Fund Exceeds Fundraising Goal

Meigs County Community Fund Raises $1 Million toSupport Meigs County Communities for Generations Pomeroy, OH – The Meigs County Community Fund (MCCF) at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its Endow 200 campaign, raising $1 million to benefit Meigs County communities both today and for generations […]

Over $60,000 Awarded to Connect Appalachian Ohioans with Nature

Twelve Organizations Receive Funding ThroughEnvironmental Stewardship Grant Opportunity Nelsonville, OH – The Environmental Stewardship Pillar of Prosperity at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded over $60,000 in grant awards to support public and nonprofit organizations in their work to connect Appalachian Ohioans to nature. “We were inspired by the ideas and passion that shined […]

FAO and Partners Receive ResultsOHIO Feasibility Report for Mobile Vision Program

Press Release Provided by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced two project proposals deemed “Pay for Success Appropriate and Ready” through the ResultsOHIO program. The projects received ResultsOHIO Feasibility Reports based on a screening process.  “ResultsOHIO draws on bold new ideas in the private sector to help solve significant and persistent […]