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Gulfport Energy Fund Opens First Grant Round of 2017

Grant Round Will Support Education Projects in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble Counties

Nelsonville, OHThe Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce its first grant round of 2017 is now open. Applications are now available and will close on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. This year’s first grant round will support organizations and projects focused on education. Nonprofit and public organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble counties are eligible to apply. Applications are available on FAO’s website at www.AppalachianOhio/org/Gulfport.

“Gulfport is pleased to once again support projects in education benefitting those in the communities where we operate and reside,” said Mike Moore, CEO and President of Gulfport Energy. “At Gulfport, we see the value of education, as a fundamental building block in each of our lives as well as in our communities. We’re excited to see the implementation of these projects and the future successes we believe it will bring to the region. ”

The Gulfport Energy Fund at FAO was created to support nonprofits, schools, and communities in projects that increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or identify and implement a solution for a community need in the counties where Gulfport Energy operates.

The year’s second grant round, slated for the fall of 2017, will focus on projects relating to health and human services and environmental stewardship. Please sign up for the Foundation’s e-newsletter on our website at for the latest news on when grant opportunities become available.

For more information about the Gulfport Energy Fund, please visit or call 740.753.1111.

About Gulfport Energy:

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In addition, Gulfport holds a sizeable acreage position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC.

About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit