Together, we’ve already made so much possible.

Each funded project was made possible by the generosity of people like you. Half of each gift went to support a project of the donor’s choosing to begin making an impact right away. The other half of each gift was invested in the I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund to pursue the greatest needs and most promising opportunities in our communities for generations to come. The first round of Cause Connector projects closed on April 9, 2021. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is loading in last gifts and will have the final list of funded projects updated here by April 21.

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library – Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties
United Way of Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties Help provide books to children in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble Counties!
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Shoes and Hygiene Kits
Georgetown Self Care Closet Help Brown County children meet their basic needs.
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Expanding Hotspot Lending Program
Newcomerstown Public Library Support the hotspot lending program at Newcomerstown Public Library.
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Caring for Huskies
Harrison Hills City Schools Support children who need access to healthy food, personal items, and clean clothes!
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2021 Summer Reading Program
Logan-Hocking County District Library Encouraging summer learning and adventure through reading!
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Dolly Parton Imagination Library – Highland County
The Community Foundation of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Help provide books to children in Highland County!
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Switzerland of Ohio Blessings in a Backpack
Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Provide food to Switzerland of Ohio Local School District students through Blessings in a Backpack.
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College Application Week
Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. Supports Coshocton C.A.R.E.S. College Application Week
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STEAM Packs for Schools
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery Support the creation of 1,000 STEAM kits through the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery.
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Civic Scholars Internship Program
Lawrence County Educational Service Center Learning local government through internships with officeholders
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Promoting Student Resiliency Through Literacy
Muskingum County Literacy Council Support student resilience through literacy in Muskingum County.
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Cambridge Schools K9 Program
Cambridge City Schools Support the implementation of a K9 Program for Cambridge City Schools
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Meigs Primary Summer Reading Program
Meigs Primary School Support summer reading for kindergarten through second grade students.
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Summer Book Bike Program
Jackson City Library Promote childhood literacy with traveling books in Jackson County.
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Story Walk
Jackson City Library Promote childhood literacy and physical activity in Jackson County.
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iBELIEVE 2021 Leadership Summit
The iBELIEVE Foundation Support student leadership through experiential learning at iBELIEVE's Leadership Summit.
Education
Jasper Elementary Magic Closet
Scioto Valley Local School District Support students and educators with school materials in Pike County.
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Civic Leadership Book Kits for the Children of Appalachia
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Each book kit of five civic leadership books will inspire the children of Appalachia
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Problem Based Learning Packets
Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools Support L.E.A.D. students in Coshocton, Guernsey and Tuscarawas counties.
Education
Business Builders Young Entrepreneurship Program
Ohio Valley Youth Network Provide micro-loans to help Jefferson County students launch their own business.
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Strive 4 STEAM
After School Discovery Support after school education in Ashtabula County.
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Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Muskingum County
Muskingum County Literacy Council Support Muskingum County children under 5 years old with free books.
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Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Coshocton County
United Way of Coshocton, Inc. Support Coshocton County children under 5 years old with free books.
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Blessings in a Backpack
Conotton Valley Schools Support students with weekend meals in Carroll and Harrison counties.
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Helping Educators Meet Students’ Needs
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Connecting educators with the resources and tools they need for the children of Appalachia
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Need-Based Scholarships
Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Create educational opportunities with scholarships.
Education
Students Optimizing Aerial Robotics Skills
United Way of the River Cities This project engages students in the Ironton Metropolitan Housing complex in a weekly after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program.
Education
Underground Railroad Simulation
Harrison North Elementary School This project supported students from Harrison North Elementary in attending a Living History Program to learn about the Underground Railroad.