Grant applications for Myers Legacy Fund


The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is accepting grant applications through March 21 for the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio.

The Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund was created to support Appalachian Ohio’s nonprofit and public organizations in projects and activities that improve quality of life, with an emphasis on areas Myers worked so passionately to address: education, regional networking, support for community leaders, and fulfillment of basic needs.

Open to organizations in Appalachian Ohio’s 32 counties, 2023 grant applications are available at and must be submitted by Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Funding requests should not exceed $900.

Myers was a stalwart champion for Appalachian Ohio, serving as executive director of the Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Alliance and president of the Eastern Ohio Development Alliance. During his years of service, Myers advocated for Appalachian Ohio and generated countless financial investments to support the region’s progress in meeting basic needs, including infrastructure development that advanced quality of life and economic growth – a legacy that continues through the FAO fund that bears his name.

Last year, two grants were awarded through the fund. Hubbard Friends of the Library received a grant for its Reading Pals program, a five-week summer book club that created intergenerational connections between families with young children in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties and residents of the Elmwood Senior Care Facility. Another grant allowed Ohio’s Appalachian Country to purchase memberships in the Destination Development Association and provide training to promote local communities for its members in 30 Appalachian Ohio counties.

For more information about the Donald R. Myers Legacy Fund to Support Partnership in Appalachian Ohio, FAO and how to support the creation of opportunities throughout the region, visit, email [email protected] or call 740-753-1111.

Submitted by Linda Knopp, director of communications and marketing, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

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