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.
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.
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.
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.