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Jo Ellen Diehl Yeary | Generosity rooted in pride, remembrance, dedication to home

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Pillars of Prosperity

Our region’s challenges are complex and interwoven. Solving them requires a holistic approach.

As a foundation for our region, we have learned five areas of investment are essential to growing and sustaining a prosperous Appalachian Ohio. At FAO, we call these the Pillars of Prosperity.


As a grantmaker working in close partnership with local citizens and communities across our region, we are continually discovering good ideas that have the potential to help not only one community, but many communities and citizens.

In 2014, we finally had the opportunity to establish five new, regional grant making endowments. These new funds are designed to inspire and support projects that are simultaneously transformative, sustainable, and likely to impact communities.

The Pillars are FAO’s guiding blueprint for how philanthropic investment can transform the future of our region. They are a way for us all to work together to strategically grow the varied resources and support our communities, schools, and nonprofits need to not only generate transformative change, but maintain and leverage our results.

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!