EIN 31-1620483

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

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Fao is a regional community Foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio with a mission to create opportunities for Appalachian Ohio's citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (fa...

Program areas at Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

In a region where there are far fewer philanthropic resources available than in the rest of the state, fao has partnered with communities to help them build locally-focused endowment and resources to reinvest in their communities. Led by local volunteers on the ground, these community funds are creating grantmaking dollars where they haven't existed before and are creating new paths for current and former residents to give back. With fao's support and partnership, these funds have developed outreach strategies, have been fundraising, and many have embarked on their first grantmaking initiatives.
In partnership with donors who have created funds to celebrate and memorialize loved ones with the gift of education, fao awarded 591 scholarships in 2019. These scholarships serve to inspire Appalachian Ohio's students to pursue post-secondary education and to contribute to reducing financial barriers that might stand in students' way as they continue their education.
Throughout the year, fao's funds award grants through competitive grant programs as well as through strategic recommendations in partnership with committees and donor services. Grant dollars make investments across many fields of interest, including arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services. Fao's grant funds support initiatives based in nonprofits, schools, and community organizations.

Form 990s for Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-122020-02-14990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122017-12-20990View PDF
2015-122016-11-01990View PDF
2014-122016-01-22990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$80,250
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...and 20 more grants received

Grants made by Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
First BookGeneral Support$127,700
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...and 7 more grants made

Financials for Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$11,631,374
Program services$492,029
Investment income and dividends$856,500
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$56,051
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$941,647
Net income from fundraising events$48,595
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$14,026,196

Personnel at Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

Cara DingusPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Cara UnderstoodChief Executive Officer
Martin AdamChief Financial and Administrative Officer / Cfao
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 Subscribe to viewChief of Staff / Vice President of Donor Services
...and 13 more key personnel

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General information
35 Public Square PO Box 456
Nelsonville, OH 45764
Metro area
Columbus, OH
Website URL
(740) 753-1111
Facebook page
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T31: Community Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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