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Gulfport Energy Fund Opens First Round of 2016 Grant Applications

Round Will Focus on 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 grant round of 2016 is now open. Applications will be accepted from February 22 until April 4, 2016. 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 the Foundation’s website at

“We are eager to once again support worthwhile projects focused on education in the counties where Gulfport operates, serving our local communities” said Mike Moore, CEO and president of Gulfport Energy. “This grant round is especially exciting because it is the first one where organizations in Noble and Jefferson counties will be able to apply for grants from the Gulfport Energy Fund since we expanded the geographic focus of the Fund.”

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 2016, will focus on projects relating to health and the environment. 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