Connecting donors to projects that speak to their hearts.

FAO’s Cause Connector makes it easier than ever to support the causes and communities closest to your heart. And with every gift you make, you are helping to meet the greatest needs and unleash the incredible potential within the communities of Appalachian Ohio.

The second round of Cause Connector closed on April 8th, and with help from donors like you, over $180,000 was raised to advance over 100 projects. These projects will launch a new efforts, scale programs, and serve more people who call our region home. 

If you’d like to learn more about how you can support Appalachian Ohio’s communities, please visit the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio website, or sign up for our eNewsletter to know the moment the next round of Cause Connector opens.

The I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund

FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund pursues the greatest needs and most promising opportunities across our communities by supporting projects across five areas crucial to quality of life in Appalachian Ohio, what we call the Pillars of Prosperity. Filter by your favorite Pillar below to find the project closest to your heart today, and to support similar projects through the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund tomorrow.

Arts & Culture Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture Help our communities and the people who call them home access an abundance of arts and culture opportunities. Find Projects
Community & Economic Development
Community & Economic Development Help create vibrant communities with economic opportunities. Find Projects
Education Education
Education Make a difference by supporting educators and students in accessing diverse educational opportunities throughout their lives. Find Projects
Environmental Stewardship Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Stewardship Ensure those who call our communities home experience our region’s natural beauty today and across future generations. Find Projects
Health & Human Services Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services Connect individuals and communities with the care and services needed for the highest quality of physical and mental health. Find Projects

Featured project.

Wellston Band to Disney

Provide the last dollars needed for five students to join their band at Disney!

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Wall of Appreciation spotlight.

The American Electric Power Foundation and the AEP Ohio Foundation

From education to environmental stewardship, AEP has long worked with FAO to advance a brighter future for the region.

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