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I'm a Child of Appalachia Fund: Fostering Youth Resiliency Grants

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Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville
Oct 14, 2020

Kelly Morman


The Fostering Youth Resiliency grant program supports nonprofits and public organizations working to build resilience and increase protective factors for youth in Appalachian Ohio by addressing the social, economic, educational, and health challenges arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funds support youth resiliency programming, including but not limited to:

  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Behavioral health services
  • Support groups
  • Trauma-informed services, including virtual services
  • Remote learning tools, including both hardware and software
  • Services to meet special education and therapy needs
  • Service learning and volunteer opportunities
  • Prevention programs

Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop proposals that address the unmet, basic needs of young people, which include needs for food, personal care items, clothing, face coverings, and transportation.


Eligible applicants are public and nonprofit organizations, including public schools, in the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio service area.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $350,000

Awards are expected to range from $10,000 to $30,000.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · Appalachia · Behavioral health · Child welfare · Children and youth · Community engagement and volunteerism · Culture and cultural competency · Educational attainment · Food security and nutrition · Human services · Infectious diseases · Schools · Social determinants of health · Technology for health and human services · Transportation · Trauma-informed care · Ohio

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