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Call for Nominations for the 2014 Jenco Awards to Honor Appalachian Ohio’s Unsung Heroes

Awards Honor Individuals Who Have Shown Leadership in the Service of Others NELSONVILLE, OH – The Jenco Foundation Fund Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 Jenco Awards. Cash awards for individuals in Appalachian Ohio who have performed noteworthy community service in the region, the Jenco Awards began in 2002 to uphold the legacy of […]

Funding Opportunity from The Healthpath Foundation of Ohio

The Healthpath Foundation of Ohio is providing funding via its 2014 Community Connections grant initiative. The grant will focus on helping nonprofit organizations share their stories within HealthPath’s service area. Along with the grant funding, HealthPath has developed a menu of technical assistance options to help build communications capacity within nonprofit organizations. This assistance will […]

Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

SPCAEF Partners with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Nelsonville, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund is accepting scholarship applications from graduating seniors or graduates of Miller High School and grant applications that benefit the students and/or citizens of Southern Local School. The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) was established in 1988 with […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Application Period Extended

Applications being accepted until April 30 Nelsonville, OH – The Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund, held at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, has extended their application deadline until April 30. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, community service, financial need, and academic performance and potential. Candidates must be pursuing or planning to pursue post-secondary […]

iBELIEVE Foundation Fund to Host 3rd Annual Dinner Party Benefit in Columbus

Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Katie Smith to be honored for iBELIEVE’s iLEAD Lifetime Achievement Award. Nelsonville, OH – Appalachian Ohio’s future leadership can be found in today’s high schools. The iBELIEVE Foundation Fund, held within the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, works to make sure Appalachian Ohio’s youth are prepared to become leaders in their schools […]

Join the Foundation for the Regional Opportunity Scorecard Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about the recently released Regional Opportunity Scorecard? Why was it created? Where did the data come from? FAO will be hosting a webinar on the Regional Opportunity Scorecard on Monday, March 24 at 11:30 AM. Created to support the efforts of individuals and organizations working to transform quality of […]

Alan Stockmeister Joins Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Board of Trustees

Jackson community leader joins Foundation’s Board NELSONVILLE, OH – Alan Stockmeister, a Jackson County business leader and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Outstanding Philanthropist honoree, is the newest member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. “I am honored that the Foundation has asked me to serve my community and the wider region in this way,” said […]

2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available

Jennifer Garrison Public Service Scholarship Fund Celebrates its Inaugural Year Nelsonville, OH – As seniors are preparing to graduate high school and move on to the next stage of their lives, scholarships are on a lot of minds. With that in mind, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is excited to once again begin accepting scholarship […]

Five Students Awarded Bellisio Foods Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education

Three Students from Jackson and Vinton Counties Among Recipients Nelsonville, OH – Five students have been awarded Bellisio Foods Scholarships to support their pursuit of post-secondary education. Bethany Carnley, Kerrigan Hoover, Sarah Isaac, Jordan Mack, and Morgan Patin were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian […]

Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund Awards Three Environmental Education Grants

Regional Grants Allow Students to Experience The Wilds Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s (FAO) Ora E. Anderson Conservation Fund awarded 3 environmental education grants, totaling $3,760. Applications were received from K-12 educators and 501(c)(3) community organizations throughout Appalachian Ohio for projects encouraging and supporting creative, local environmental education and stewardship activities that […]