Helping the Region’s Communities Grow Home
The Foundation was established in 1998 to ensure every county in Appalachian Ohio had access to local philanthropic resources. As a regional community foundation, the Foundation is therefore structured to support counties without their own local community foundation. Communities partner with FAO to grow philanthropic resources for the permanent, long-term benefit of their communities, giving donors a chance to Grow Home.
By partnering with the Foundation, communities and citizens receive direct fundraising support, training opportunities, and communications tools. Additionally, the Foundation performs all administrative and investment activities. As a result of our back-office support and economies of scale, communities, in partnership with FAO, can focus on what matters most – energizing the community to grow permanent, local resources for their benefit.
The following funds are working with the Foundation to Grow Home:
- African American Community Fund
- Community Foundation for Perry County
- Gallia Community Foundation Fund
- Guernsey County Foundation Fund
- Harrison County Community Foundation Fund
- Highland County Community Foundation Fund
- Hocking County Community Fund
- Jackson County Community Foundation Fund
- Meigs County Community Fund
- Monroe County Community Foundation Fund
- Morgan Community Fund
- Nelsonville Community Foundation Fund