Foundation For Appalachian Ohio Awarded $100K

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The Walmart Foundation is giving $100,000 to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.

The money is "to grow community philanthropy across the Appalachian Ohio region."

A news release says this effort will focus "on actively partnering with local communities in Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Meigs, Morgan and Perry counties to support their efforts of building a locally-directed source of community philanthropy."

Cara Dingus Brook is president and CEO of the FAO.

She says her group has a vision "of one day seeing every Appalachian Ohio county served by a community foundation."