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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Nelsonville, OH – One hundred and nine students across Appalachian Ohio have received scholarship awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) awarded 139 scholarships this year, totaling over $183,000 in post-secondary support to the region’s students. This represents a more than $30,000 increase in total scholarship dollars awarded to over 20 additional [...]

2015 Scholarship Applications Now Available at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Nelsonville, OH – With the close of another school year coming into sight, seniors have begun the search for scholarships to help with their post-secondary aspirations. With that in mind, the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is excited to once again begin accepting scholarship applications. Scholarships are available from donor-established funds within FAO. Detailed information regarding eligibility and [...]

Guernsey County Foundation Reaches $5.6 million milestone

Article written by Greg Parks of The Daily Jeffersonian The Guernsey County Foundation has reached a significant milestone that bodes well for numerous worthwhile entities, and also reflects magnificently on the local spirit of philanthropy. The Foundation’s trustees gathered recently to celebrate achieving an asset base of $5.6 million for the benefit of the economic, [...]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces 57 2012 Scholarship Awards Across Appalachian Ohio

Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced 57 scholarship awards of 2012 scholarships. Supported through 17 funds at FAO, including the Guernsey County Foundation family of funds, the scholarships will support students in their post-secondary pursuits with over $81,550. Available through donor established funds, many honoring the legacy of a friend or [...]

Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund 2012 disbursements

Dan Davis/The Daily Jeffersonian The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund recently awarded the group’s third cycle of grants. Recipients and their award amounts for 2012 include: • Danielle Eubanks, Cambridge Middle School — purchase four iPads, $2,500 • Johanna Morris, Cambridge Middle School — bullying prevention program, $550 • Lori Taylor, Cambridge Middle School [...]

Friends Fund awards grants for programs enhancing the educational experience

Greg Parks/Managing Editor/The Daily Jeffersonian Grants have been awarded by the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund to a variety of classroom projects in city schools designed to promote academic excellence and enhance the educational experience for all students. The Cambridge Alumni and Friends Educational Fund is part of the Guernsey County Foundation’s family of [...]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Announces Additional Scholarship Opportunity for Buckeye Trail and Monroe Central High School Students

Nelsonville, OH – The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) announced the creation of the Jeff Cox and Jane Schumacher Cox Scholarship, a new scholarship opportunity focused on supporting the pursuit of post-secondary education for students from Buckeye Trail High School and Monroe Central High School. Additional information regarding the scholarships, eligibility, and application guidelines can [...]

Shepard Fund, Guernsey Foundation award grants

The John W. and Edna McManus Shepard Fund and Guernsey County Foundation awarded nine grants totaling $18,275 to organizations serving Cambridge and Guernsey County. Pictured are members of organizations that were selected, l to r: Row one, Maribeth Wright, Guernsey County Foundation. Second row, Michelle Carpenter, Haven of Hope executive director; Kitrina Mazaher, The Living [...]

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Awards Scholarships

The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio announced Year 2010 scholarships have been bestowed on 39 recipients from nine funds distributing awards this year. Recipients included many Guernsey County students. FAO distributed 39 scholarships to students throughout Appalachian Ohio, awarding over $73,000 in support of students’ academic pursuits. This includes recipients of Cambridge High School Class of [...]

Science on wheels rolls into Central Elementary

Through partnership with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and the Cambridge Alumni and Friends Education Fund, students of Central Elementary School welcomed COSI On Wheels into their school Thursday for hands-on science exploration and participation in the Investigating Energy program. COSI On Wheels, a traveling outreach program of the COSI Columbus Science Center, engages students [...]


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Guernsey Family of Funds

The Guernsey County Foundation could be described as a “friend raiser” for charitable funds benefiting Guernsey County. By leading others to open component funds for the county with the Nelsonville-based Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO), the organization’s leadership helped to add 19 new funds for combined funds totaling more than $1,000,000.

Some of our funds include:
  • Cambridge Foundation
  • CHS Class of 1957
  • Kevin Ritz Family Foundation
  • Find all the Family of Funds.