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Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund Announces Final Grant Round

Third Round Monroe County Grant Recipients Also Announced  

Nelsonville, OH The Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to announce its third round of grant recipients and encourage organizations to apply for future grants. All applications submitted before December 7, 2015 will be reviewed before the end of the calendar year. Typical grant awards range from $500 to $5,000.

The Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund focuses on projects that increase quality of life, create access to opportunities, or identify and implement a solution for a community need or issue. Statoil welcomes projects that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education or workforce and economic development. Additional details regarding funding priorities can be found on the grant application.

The Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund was created in 2014 to support nonprofit organizations serving the citizens of Monroe County, Ohio, where Statoil operates. Tax-exempt organizations, as well as those organizations and initiatives partnering with a tax-exempt fiscal agent, serving Monroe County are invited to apply by visiting the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund webpage at

The Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund is also pleased to announce the third round of 2015 grant recipients. During this third round, the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund awarded funds to three projects benefitting the citizens of Monroe County.

Recent recipients include:

The American Red Cross received a grant to conduct Home Fire Preparedness and Disaster Response and Prevention Education. The program will bring fire prevention education materials to residents along with resources to keep fire alarms up to date.

The Higher Education and Learning Partnership (HELP) received support for their Annual Autumn College and Career Fair event for students and families in the Switzerland of Ohio School District. The event will feature representatives from colleges, careers, and the military who will provide attendees with information for students, parents, and adult learners.

West Virginia University’s Children’s Hospital received for the NICView Cameras in the NICU program which will help to facilitate parent-newborn bonding. Each year, around 630 newborns spend time in the WVU Children’s Hospital NICU including patients and families from Monroe County. For these children and their families, physical separation makes bonding difficult, so by helping families to see their child, bonding can occur over long distances.

Additionally, the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund was a sponsor of the Second Annual Monroe County Fall Festival held October 10 -11.

To download the Statoil Monroe County Energy Fund application online or to learn more about the Fund, please visit or contact the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio at 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

About Statoil

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 37 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. We are headquartered in Stavanger, Norway with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide, and are listed on the New York and Oslo stock exchanges.