Grants available to Highland County groups

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are many needs facing Highland County’s communities. The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s I’m a Child of Appalachia Fund is partnering with both the Highland County Community Fund and African American Community Fund to offer grant support.

Applications are being accepted from local nonprofit and public organizations impacted by the pandemic to support their work creating opportunities and building resiliency. The Highland County Community Fund will grant a total of $10,000, and applications are available at

The African American Community Fund invites grant applications from Black-led organizations serving the Black community in Highland and other Appalachian Ohio counties. Applications are available at and a total of $10,000 will be granted across Appalachian Ohio. Black-led organizations may apply for both funding opportunities.

For both grant opportunities, applications must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. The impact of COVID looks different for every organization, and grants will support a wide range of projects. Additional details, along with the applications, can be found at and

The African American Community Fund and the Highland County Community Fund are both community funds of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. If you are interested in learning more or making a gift to support the Highland County Community Fund and/or the African American Community Fund, visit or contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or [email protected]

Submitted by Daniel Kingston, Foundation For Appalachian Ohio.

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