The CNX Basis is searching for nonprofits to use for grants

The CNX Foundation of Pittsburgh is accepting applications by October 31st from nonprofits associated with their goal of creating tangible impact in local, underserved urban and rural communities across the Appalachian Mountains facing socio-economic challenges, said the organization.

The foundation’s priorities include food insecurity, children’s health and well-being, relapse and re-entry, the opioid epidemic and its impact on society, professional awareness and technical and professional training, and water quality and safety.

CNX will consider applicants from the company’s presence in western Pennsylvania, North West Virginia, eastern Ohio and Virginia, said Brian Aiello, foundation chairman and CNX vice president of external relations.

“We started the CNX Foundation to really make a difference outside of the box,” said Yemi Akinkugbe, board member and chief excellence officer of CNX Resources Corp.

The CNX Foundation, which is making its first round of funding, has committed $ 30 million over the next six years, ”said Aiello.

“Too many of our local communities have been left behind as the region has continued to change over the past few years,” said Aiello.

Information on the funding criteria and the socio-economic topics targeted by the foundation can be found at Progress updates can be found at

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