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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Environmental Stewardship
Bishop Educational Gardens’ Greenhouse
Hocking Soil and Water Conservation District Support the renovations of the greenhouse, so that it can educate students, the community, and be a station for pollination!
Environmental Stewardship
Containing Hunger
Vinton County 4-H Advisory Council Supporting Vinton County residents with access to fresh, healthy, and local food!
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Science for the Children of Appalachia
Watch Me Grow Ohio Encouraging appreciation of our environment through science and exploration
Environmental Stewardship
Project Pig Pen
Gallia County Junior Fair Support the purchase of portable panels to help Gallia County youth exhibit livestock.
Environmental Stewardship
How Does Your Garden Grow
Cherry Ridge Therapeutic Learning Programs Support the How Your Garden Grows to help kids learn how plants grow, various ways to grow food in a greenhouse, a raised bed, or a garden plot.
Environmental Stewardship
Making Nature Accessible
Woodcock Nature Preserve Increasing accessibility to nature and environmental education
Environmental Stewardship
Keep Finding Your Way Outdoors
Athens Conservancy Help Athens Conservancy provide important information to trail and preserve users.
Environmental Stewardship
SAFE House Garden
Welcome Home SIS Support female survivors of incarceration by connecting them to nature.
Environmental Stewardship
Nelsonville Presbyterian Farm Trail
First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville Help members of the Nelsonville community access and appreciate nature by supporting nearly two miles of trails.
Environmental Stewardship
Hellbender Habitat Analysis and Educational Outreach in the Cross Creek Watershed
Franciscan University of Steubenville “I have a chance to save a species,” said one involved student. “If these areas are protected and the population rebounds, I could take my kids to see these snot otters in their native habitat.”