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Gulfport Energy Fund Opens First Grant Round of 2020

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

Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce its first 2020 grant round is now open. Applications are now available and will close on Thursday, April 9, 2020. 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

“Gulfport is pleased to announce that we are accepting grant applications requesting support for projects that will enrich education in the region,” said Courtney Dickens, External Relations Coordinator at Gulfport Energy. “At Gulfport, we know that an investment in our youth is an investment in our future, and we are excited to help create opportunities to provide a brighter tomorrow.”

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 to open in July, will focus on projects relating to health and human resources 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 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