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Applications to the Gulfport Energy Fund to Open in February


Spring Grants to be Focused on Education

Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to announce its first grant round of 2016 will open in February and 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 when the grant applications opens on Monday, February 22.

The first of two grant rounds this year, this will be the first opportunity for Jefferson and Noble counties to apply for funding since Gulfport recently announced an expansion of the Fund’s service area. Applications will be available on the Foundation’s website at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Gulfport. Additional application information will be released prior to the opening of the grant round and application.

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 for the latest news on when grant opportunities become available.

For more information about the Gulfport Energy Fund, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org 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 www.AppalachianOhio.org.

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