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Gulfport Energy Fund Now Accepting Grant Proposals for Health and Human Services and Environmental Stewardship Projects

 

Round Open to Nonprofit and Public Organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble Counties

Nelsonville, OH – The Gulfport Energy Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is pleased to open the year’s second grant round and its first focused on health and human services and environmental stewardship. Applications will be accepted from August 1 until September 19, 2016 from organizations, or for projects, focused on health and human services and environmental stewardship. Nonprofit and public organizations in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, and Noble counties are eligible to apply. Applications are available on the Foundation’s website at www.AppalachianOhio.org/Gulfport.

“Gulfport looks forward to opening our initial round of grants that fund projects in the areas of health and human services and environmental stewardship in the communities where we operate,” said Mike Moore, CEO and President of Gulfport Energy Corporation. “This will be an opportunity for us to support other critical needs throughout the six counties within our operating areas, following our spring grant round which focused on supporting education.”

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. 

Grant recipients from this year’s first grant round were recently announced. Grant awards supported projects focused on educational opportunities. Please sign up for the Foundation’s e-newsletter on our website at www.AppalachianOhio.org for updates on when grant and other opportunities become available throughout the year.

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