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Pillars of Prosperity

The Foundation grows endowments to enrich the quality of life across Appalachian Ohio by creating opportunities. There are pressing needs across our region and we want to make it simple for you to support the efforts you care about most.


Each pillar represents an essential piece of a rich quality of life in Appalachian Ohio. Gifts to these pillars will be used on the region’s most pressing needs in these five areas so you can be sure that in giving to your passion, you’re growing opportunities for the region.

To accelerate the growth of these funds and the difference they can make, Ohio CAT has issued a matching challenge grant. For every dollar FAO raises for the Pillars of Prosperity Funds, Ohio CAT will provide a matching dollar—up to $500,000. Learn more about the Ohio CAT challenge here.

Just as it took everyone to build a Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, it will take everyone to build the Pillars of Prosperity!

  • OUR region needs your transformative gifts.
  • YOU are our region’s answer for creating sustainable transformation.
  • By working together, WE can bring about the day we have all longed for – when generational poverty is replaced with generations of opportunity.

It will not happen without you, but because of you, it CAN happen.

Now is the time to help us grow the Pillars of Prosperity for our region!  Make an online donation through Network for Good to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, designating the Pillars of Prosperity Fund of your choice or mail gifts to:

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
PO Box 456
35 Public Square
Nelsonville, OH 45764

For more information contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111

And as a Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, we could not be more grateful for the difference you are making in the region closest to our hearts. Thank you!