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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.


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 […]

Donations in Monroe County Matched Dollar-for-Dollar for a Limited Time

Commitments to Community Foundation have double the impact Woodsfield, OH – The Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF) is offering a special initiative to provide greater support to Monroe County communities. The Endow 200 Campaign seeks to identify 200 donors who each will pledge to give donations over a five-year period. Those commitments will be matched […]

The Sugar Bush Foundation Joins Partnership to Invest in Local Initiatives through FAO’s Cause Connector

New Partnership Will Help Donors Increase Funding to Local Nonprofits Across Appalachian Ohio Nelsonville, OH – The Flournoy Family, creators of the Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization to the Ohio University Foundation, has partnered with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in an innovative way to further support Sugar Bush-funded projects serving Appalachian Ohio. […]

Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund Surpasses $1.6 million

Individuals, businesses devise creative fundraisers Nelsonville, OH – The Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund has grown to more $1.6 million in a few short weeks as the Who Dey Nation is joined by legions of individuals and businesses getting creative with their donations. The excitement around the Cincinnati Bengals’ Super Bowl run led by quarterback […]

Super Bowl Ticket Package Opportunity

Chiefs Fan Clayton Funk Donates Super Bowl Package to Joe Burrow Hunger Relief Fund An avid Chiefs fan, Kansas City resident Clayton Funk happily purchased a ticket package for the 56th Super Bowl during halftime of the AFC Championship game. Little did he know, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals were not giving up without a […]

New Weber Scholarship Supports Monroe County Students

Deadline to Apply is March 15, 2022 Woodsfield, OH – Graduating Monroe County students from the Switzerland ofOhio Local School District have an opportunity to obtain a scholarship in pursuit of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The John G. and Suzanne Scott Weber Scholarship Fund was established with hope to lay a firm foundation for […]

Turner Scholarship Supports Monroe County Students

Application deadline is March 15, 2022 Woodsfield, OH – Graduating Monroe County students have an opportunity to obtain a scholarship in pursuit of an associates or bachelor’s degree. The Davey L. and Sandra Jackson Turner Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Davey and Sandra Turner by their daughter Ashley and her husband, Mick […]

New Scholarship Supports Graduating LHS Students

New Scholarship Supports Graduating LHS Students Logan, OH – Graduating Logan High School students have an opportunity to obtain a scholarship for pursuing STEM, teaching, or business careers. The Jim Raeder Helping Hand Scholarship Fund was established by Raeder to help students who show academic promise achieve a college education. Raeder had the benefit of […]