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Cause Connector

Cause Connector launches February 10, 2021 at 10am to connect donors with nonprofit projects making a difference for the causes and communities they care about in Appalachian Ohio.

Cause Connector aims to create abundant opportunity for the people who call Appalachian Ohio home both today and tomorrow.

Learn more about how you can make a difference on Cause Connector by clicking through the menu below. Click here to sign up for FAO’s eNewsletter to receive a reminder when the site goes live.

Cause Connector is a matchmaker, which can connect you with nonprofit projects serving the causes and communities closest to your heart. On Cause Connector, you can:

  • Quickly search by county or cause to identify projects that need support today.
  • Trust the impact of your gift. All projects on Cause Connector have been identified by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
  • Make double the difference. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar to create an even greater impact for the projects important to you.
  • Honor your Valentine with a donation to a meaningful project.

Each gift a donor makes to a Cause Connector project will do two things:

  • Half of each donor gift will support nonprofit projects that can begin making a difference right away.
  • The other half will be invested in FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund, an endowment fund designed to pursue promising opportunities and meet pressing needs for many years to come.
For the launch of Cause Connector, we have a special match opportunity. Each gift to one of the many nonprofit projects available on Cause Connector will be matched dollar-for-dollar to make double the difference, both today and tomorrow.

For a limited time, you can make a gift to any of FAO’s community funds or another FAO endowment fund on Cause Connector. 100% of your gift will support the endowment fund of your choice, and your gift will receive a 50 cent match to that endowment for each dollar given!

This opportunity was made possible by matching funds awarded to FAO by the Ohio Legislature, and a total $1 million is available across all FAO endowment funds. Each donor can secure up to $5,000 in match across the funds of their choice.

This opportunity opens with the launch of Cause Connector on February 10, 2021. The $1 million in match will move quickly -- don’t let time run out. Help secure match for the cause or community that matters to you!

Click here to learn more about this match opportunity.