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The Sugar Bush Foundation

About Us

Welcome to the website of The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of The Ohio University Foundation. On our site you can read about the projects we have funded.

Mission Statement

The Sugar Bush Foundation works with Ohio University and local communities to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and by fostering sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development.

The Sugar Bush Foundation currently prioritizes projects in the following categories: food security, zero waste, environmental protection & restoration, and sustainable development.

Vision Statement

We envision a new model for university-community collaboration based on equal partnership and mutual respect. The impact of The Sugar Bush Foundation will be realized in healthy people, a growing economy, and a vibrant environment.

We believe in:

  • Ensuring the well being of future generations of Appalachians
  • Collaboration
  • Sharing of Ohio University expertise with the region
  • Sustainable development
  • Respect for the expertise residing in our communities
  • Resource conservation
  • Socially responsible investing
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