Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight

Jeff Chaddock and his partner Mark Morrow are challenging you to leave a gift beyond your lifetime.

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FAO’s Pillars of Prosperity Funds

Endowment funds tha t support FAO’s grant making in areas fundamental to a vibrant Appalachian Ohio: Education, Health & Human Services, Community & Economic Development, Arts & Culture, and Environmental Stewardship.

FAO’s Shares for Growth Fund

Funds FAO will spend to advance programmatic initiatives in the Pillars of Prosperity areas while FAO is building permanent endowment. The first focus of grants will be to projects that are transformative, sustainable, and likely to help many communities.

Unrestricted Funds

Funds FAO will direct to meet the greatest needs and opportunities in the region. Often, donors give unrestricted gifts through their estate, annual I’m a Child of Appalachia® memberships, or mission sponsorships.

Geographic and Field of Interest Funds

Funds FAO or a local committee will direct to support a single geographic community or area of interest chosen at the time established.

Designated, Organizational, and School System Funds

Funds established to provide support to a specific nonprofit, public organization, or school.

Scholarship Funds

Funds to support students in post-secondary education. Donors have a choice to recommend their own volunteer scholarship selection committee or to assign this task to FAO’s Scholarship Review Committee.

Donor-Advised Funds

Funds donors create within FAO that function similar to a private foundation. Donors can  make gifts to FAO, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then use the fund to support charitable causes they care about far into the future.