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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.


Long Ridge Energy donates $5,000 to Monroe County Community Foundation

Investment will be doubled to provide $10,000 for community projects Woodsfield, OH – Long Ridge Energy Terminal (“Long Ridge”) has committed $5,000 to support local projects benefitting the community through the Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF). With the establishment of the Long Ridge Energy Community Fund for Monroe County, a named unrestricted fund supporting MCCF, […]

Park National Bank donates $25,000 to Hocking County Community Foundation

Investment will be doubled to provide $50,000 for community projects Logan, OH – Park National Bank has committed $25,000 to support local projects benefitting the community through the Hocking County Community Foundation (HCCF). With the establishment of the Park National Bank Community Fund for Hocking County, a named fund with HCCF, the bank creates a […]

Noble County Community Foundation Joins Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Support to Noble County Nonprofits and Projects Continues to Grow Caldwell, OH – The Noble County Community Foundation (NCCF) has joined the family of county-based funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Established in 2005, NCCF is a community organization that provides leadership and encourages charitable giving for the issues that improve and enhance […]

Celebrate Perry County and look to the future at spring event

Join the Community Foundation for Perry County on April 21 New Lexington, OH – The public is invited to celebrate the great work happening across Perry County and learn about future projects by joining the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) at its spring event April 21. During a hog roast at the Barn at […]

Mini-Grants Awarded to Educators for STEM Activities

FAO and SWN Award More Than $7,000 in Grants Nelsonville, OH – Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) partnered to support STEM education activities in the classroom by offering mini-grants in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties. Public school educators were invited to apply for a grant to implement enhanced STEM-based (Science, Technology, […]

Over $25,000 Awarded to Ross County Projects that Serve People with Developmental Disabilities

Two Organizations Receive Funding from Landrum Endowment Fund Chillicothe, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) and the Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), known locally as the Pioneer Center, are pleased to announce that two Ross County projects have received funding through the Landrum Endowment Fund. These grants will support projects related […]

Grants Awarded to Address School-Based Healthcare in Appalachian Ohio

FAO Awarded Nearly $50,000 in Grants with Support from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Ohio Nelsonville, OH – There are significant opportunities to address medical barriers for children in Appalachia by aligning healthcare to the ecosystem of support in community-based settings, including schools and after-school programs. That’s why the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) I’m a […]

Celebrate Perry County and Look to the Future at Spring Event

Join the Community Foundation for Perry County on April 21 New Lexington, OH – The public is invited to celebrate the great work happening across Perry County and learn about future projects by joining the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) at its spring event April 21. During a hog roast at the Barn at […]

New Poetry Collection Celebrates Appalachian Ohio Voices

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Pillar Fellow to Hold Series of Readings  Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce the publication of I Thought I Heard A Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices, a one-of-a-kind collection of poetry focused specifically on the unique cultural experiences of poets located in or connected […]

Moon Family Legacy Fund Established to Benefit Nelsonville Area

New Fund Joins Nelsonville Community Foundation Nelsonville, OH – A new fund established with the Nelsonville Community Foundation (NCF) will benefit the community and surrounding area. Melanie Wilt established the Moon Family Legacy Fund with a $70,000 gift. The dollars came from a dissolved family trust created by Melanie’s grandfather. The Fund joins the NCF’s […]