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Rural Action Fund for a Sustainable Future

Rural-Action-LogoWith a focus on sustainable development across Appalachian Ohio, Rural Action is focused on the future every day. An organization with deep partnerships to promote its mission, Rural Action supports individuals, organizations, and entrepreneurs in celebrating and advancing Appalachian Ohio’s assets as a main pathway for local and regional community health. To support this work far into the future, Rural Action established the Rural Action Fund for a Sustainable Future. Through their organizational endowment fund, Rural Action can set aside funds for specific programming, secure against unforeseen hurdles, and plan their growth sustainably—all while protecting their longevity and legacy in Appalachian Ohio for generations.

1465817_10152489199738067_5889455803659191101_o“Sustainability is at the heart of all of our work from our zero waste efforts to our forestry programs,” said Michelle Decker, CEO of Rural Action. “This new fund shows our Board and members’ long-term commitment to this work, helping us plan for Rural Action’s future and supporting our work across Appalachian Ohio forever.”

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Rural Action builds model sustainable development projects and encourages a broad civic conversation around Appalachian Ohio’s assets in order to create sustainable development paths for the region. With the mission of fostering social, economic, and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio, Rural Action is known for its award-winning watershed projects, its groundbreaking Zero Waste partnership, and its promotion of and support to sustainable agriculture.

Make a Contribution

10628722_10152387330593067_8196422628880039653_oGifts to the Rural Action Fund for a Sustainable Future are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance. To mail your donation, please designate the Rural Action Fund for a Sustainable Future and mail to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Donations can also be made online by clicking here and designating the Rural Action Fund for a Sustainable Future when donating.