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AEP Foundation Grants Zora's House $200,000 AEP Foundation Grants Zora's House $200,000
Elevating the Voices of Women of Color

Elevating the Voices of Women of Color Ohio is home to numerous organizations working tirelessly to create a more equitable community for every Ohioan. To further these efforts, AEP Ohio recently announced the American Electric Power Foundation awarded over $500,000 total in funding to four organizations throughout Ohio to further their impact in the communities …

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Wildlights Returns with a Special Treat

As the holiday season gets underway, it’s time for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Wildlights — a family-favorite tradition in Central Ohio and beyond. This seasonal event runs from November 19, 2021 to January 2, 2022 and features festivities that include animated light displays, delicious treats, winter wonderland train rides and, of course, amazing animals.  …

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Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating. Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating.
Helping Fill the Hunger Gap

It is estimated that four in 10 people visiting a food bank now need assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity has always been a major issue, but with the pandemic, it has only worsened. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger. September is …

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AEP Ohio Gives $15K to Mentoring Program at Lima Senior High

Connecting a high school student with a trusted mentor can be a key stepping stone toward a successful career. That’s especially true for women and people of color, who can be underrepresented in certain professions (including linework.) To help combat this problem at the local level, AEP Ohio is giving $15,000 to the Lima Area …

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Small Business Relief is Still Available

Small business owners still have options available for support through government grant programs. From COVID-19 relief programs like the SBA’s Targeted Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance and the Community Navigator Pilot program to other programs like the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant and the America’s Seed Fund, you can find the funding and support …

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Baby gorilla holding small tree branch and looking off into the distance. Baby gorilla holding small tree branch and looking off into the distance.
Trim to Treat: We’re Branching Out

Sarah Powell, forestry supervisor at AEP Ohio, couldn’t help but laugh as she held out the tree branch the forestry team had cut that morning for the giraffe to grab. “It’s not every day that you get to look a giraffe in the face and feed it,” she said.  But, thanks to AEP Ohio’s Trim …

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