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Mini-Grants Available to Educators for STEM Activities

Apply for FAO’s Southwestern Energy Grants by October 27

Nelsonville, OH – Southwestern Energy (SWN) and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) are partnering to support STEM education activities in classrooms by offering mini-grants in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties.

Public school educators are invited to apply for a grant beginning September 22 until October 27 for projects supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. Applications are available on FAO’s Grant Opportunities page at

“A core pillar of Southwestern Energy’s community outreach program is supporting education and STEM efforts in the areas in which we operate,” said Amy Dobkin, community relations manager at Southwestern Energy. “Our company is committed to supporting educators in their mission to deliver unique and creative experiences for Appalachian Ohio students, and we are so excited to make this grant opportunity available in the region.”

Grant requests may not exceed $500 with a total of $9,000 available to award. Any K-12 educators in public schools serving students in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties may apply. Grants will be used during the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.

Together, SWN and FAO will address pressing educational needs by supporting and providing mini-grants toward STEM-based learning materials, opportunities, and experiences. These grants will work to improve education and generate transformative change within Appalachian Ohio.

Education is a focus area for FAO, making up one of five Pillars of Prosperity. These Pillars represent an essential piece to the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio. Along with Education, the other Pillars of Prosperity are: Arts & Culture, Community & Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship, and Health & Human Services. To learn more, visit

About SWN
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found at

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 and follow FAO on Facebook and Instagram.