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Gulfport Energy Fund Opens Second Grant Round of 2017

Grant Round Will Support Health & Human Services and Environmental Stewardship Projects in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble Counties

Nelsonville, OHThe Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has opened its second grant round for 2017. Applications are now available and will close on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. This year’s second grant round will support organizations and projects focused on health and human services and environmental stewardship. 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 invested in creating more opportunities in the communities where we live and operate,” said CEO and President, Michael Moore. “We believe projects benefitting health and human services and environmental stewardship have a significant impact to daily lives and are essential to strong communities. We look forward to our second round of grants during 2017 and are excited to see the positive impacts created in the area by the funded projects.”

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 Gulfport Energy Fund holds two grant rounds annually. The first grant round this year focused on education and awarded over $40,000 in grants. Please sign up for FAO’s e-newsletter to be notified when these, and other, grant opportunities open.

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