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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.


In Appalachian Ohio, county fairs are bringing more communities together to feed those in need

‘One pig at a time’ approach brings pork to pantries NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Livestock sales are a pinnacle moment at county fairs, bringing community together to support and celebrate local 4-H youth. In Appalachian Ohio, this summer ritual is increasingly bringing community together to also support neighbors in need. This summer, four geographic affiliates of […]

Monroe County Community Foundation presented 2023 President’s Award

Chamber award honors outstanding value and commitment to the Monroe County community WOODSFIELD, Ohio – The Monroe County Community Foundation (MCCF) has received the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 President’s Award, honoring the outstanding value and commitment MCCF provides to the local community. “We are grateful to work alongside so many individuals and businesses, […]

iSee project becomes the first completed state-supported pay for success project in Ohio

Press release provided by the Ohio Treasurer’s Office COLUMBUS – The Appalachia-based iSee project – the first pilot project launched under the ResultsOHIO pay for success model – has exceeded key performance metrics established at the project’s outset, according to the final evaluation released today by the University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center. In total, nearly 4,000 […]

Adena Health System commits $25,000 to Jackson County Community Foundation

Newly created fund to support county’s greatest needs and most promising opportunities JACKSON, Ohio – Adena Health System has committed a total of $25,000 over the next five years to the Jackson County Community Foundation (JCCF), establishing a new fund that will support community-enhancing projects and programs while creating opportunities for local residents. Funding for […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund announces spring scholarship recipient

JACKSON, Ohio – Tessa Wells of Jackson, Ohio, has been awarded a spring 2023 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Established in 2007 in honor of Bellisio Foods founder Jeno Paulucci, the fund awards scholarships to children and grandchildren of Bellisio Foods employees pursuing postsecondary education. Recipients are […]

OhioHealth commits $7.25M to benefit Appalachian Ohio

Funds will support community foundations in Guernsey & Noble counties and create a new health & wellness fund for southeast Ohio NELSONVILLE, Ohio – OhioHealth, a family of faith-based, not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare centers, has committed $7.25 million across three funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to support initiatives that will improve quality […]

Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund awards four grants

Funding will support projects and programs in Athens, Jefferson and Lawrence counties NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announces the awarding of four grants from the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio, advancing quality of life in the region. “This funding will not only support individuals and […]

Dale Hileman Legacy Fund awards grants to organizations in two eastern Ohio counties

Funding will support projects promoting economic development and growth NELSONVILLE, Ohio – The Dale Hileman Legacy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded its 2023 grants to organizations in Jefferson and Muskingum counties for projects that promote economic development and growth – causes that were close to Hileman’s heart. “Dale’s legacy of […]