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News & Happenings

Keep up to date on the Foundation's news, events, programs, and scholarship and grant information here, on our Facebook page, by downloading this year’s Growing Home Gazette, or through our e-newsletter. For more information on the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio download our Fact Sheet.


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, OH – The 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. […]

2017 Myron Fishel Scholarship Recipients Announced

Twenty-One Guernsey County Students Receive Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education Cambridge, OH – Students in Guernsey County will receive support to pursue post-secondary education thanks to the Myron Fishel Scholarship Fund. This year, 21 students from across Guernsey County received scholarships awards totaling over $20,000 as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary studies. The Myron […]

Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Invests in the Southern Local Community

2017 Grant and Scholarship Recipients Announced Corning, OH – The Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCAEF) was established to create resources to promote academic experiences for residents of the Southern Local School district. This year that meant the SPCAEF awarded nearly $40,000 in grants and scholarships to graduates and graduating seniors of the Southern […]

Lester D. and Thelma I. Ellwood Scholarship Award Recipients Announced

Eighteen Guernsey County Students Receive Post-Secondary Scholarships Cambridge, OH – Lester and Thelma Ellwood strongly believed in the importance of education. Growing up during the Great Depression, Lester Ellwood had to leave high school to help support his family, but he always knew the value of education. His partner in business and in life, Thelma, […]

2017 Scholarship Recipients from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announced

Nearly 150 Appalachian Ohio Students Receive Support for Post-Secondary Education Nelsonville, OH – Students throughout Appalachian Ohio know how important education is to their success. Thanks to over 50 donor-established scholarship funds at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), nearly 150 Appalachian Ohio students will receive scholarships to support their post-secondary education. Young adults across Appalachian […]

Gulfport Energy Fund Awards Over $40,000 in Grants

Thirteen Organizations Receive Grants During First Round of 2017 Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) has awarded more than $40,000 in grant awards to 13 organizations in the year’s first round of grants. The recipients are nonprofit and public organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and […]

Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund Announces Spring Scholarship Recipients

Four Students from Jackson County Receive Post-Secondary Scholarships Jackson, OH – Bellisio Foods is pleased to announce its 2017 spring scholarship recipients from the Bellisio Foods Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO). Spring 2017 scholarship recipients include Noah Davis, Peyton Miller, and Riley Patton of Wellston as well as Christopher Penwell of […]

2017 Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund Grantees Announced

W4C Recovery Ministries and Oasis Food Ministry Receive Grant Awards Walnut Creek, OH – The annual meeting of the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance (EODA) held on April 28, brought together individuals and organizations working to improve quality of life throughout Appalachian Ohio. Two grant awards from the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership […]

Inaugural Dale Hileman Legacy Fund Grant Award Announced

Leadership Columbiana County Receives Inaugural Grant Walnut Creek, OH – Dale Hileman was known for his deep commitment to economic development in Appalachian Ohio. Now, with grant awards to support economic development projects from the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund, that legacy will live on forever. The inaugural grant award from the Dale Hileman Legacy Fund, […]

Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund Reaches $1 Million Milestone

Family of Funds Supports Grants and Scholarships for Southern Local Community Corning, OH – One million. It’s a number that carries some serious impact. And it’s a milestone that the Southern Perry County Academic Endowment Fund (SPCEAF) and its Family of Funds just reached. Thanks to a recent gift from Ben Shaver, a Perry County […]