Gulfport Energy Announces $500K Gift for Foundation

Gulfport Energy made a $500,000 gift to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio this week.

Gulfport CEO and President Mike Moore announced the new contribution, which will build on Gulfport’s existing partnership with FAO through the Gulfport Energy Fund at the foundation.

The Gulfport Energy Fund serves the Ohio counties where Gulfport operates.

Grants from the fund support projects that increase quality of life, create access to opportunities or identify and implement solutions to community needs.

More than $300,000 of the new gift will be invested in the Gulfport Energy Fund for grantmaking in these communities.

“We have witnessed the passion and hard-working spirit of the people making a difference in each community and today, we are pleased to increase our investment in Appalachian Ohio with this gift to further encourage and support the region,” Moore said.

Because of the additional investment in the Gulfport Energy Fund, Gulfport is expanding the service area of the fund to include two more counties. With the addition of Jefferson and Noble counties to the previous four counties of Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison and Monroe, the fund will now serve six counties in Appalachian Ohio.

Throughout the year, tax-exempt organizations are invited to apply for Gulfport Energy Fund grants.

For updates on when grant applications are open and the latest news from the fund, interested nonprofits, schools and community organizations should visit and sign up for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s e-newsletter.

Though the Gulfport Energy Fund is specifically designed to serve the communities where it operates, the Oklahoma City-based natural gas and oil exploration firm has also made a significant investment in the broader Appalachian region.

From The Intelligencer Wheeling News Register  |  December 2, 2015