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
we have funded.
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: Renewable energy, zero waste, environmental protection & restoration, food security, and sustainable development.
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:
Improving the quality of life and environment in Appalachian Ohio
Building local sustainable systems
Creating cultural shifts toward sustainable practices
University and community collaborations made of equitable partnerships and mutual respect
Sharing of Ohio University expertise with the region
Engaging OHIO students in real world learning
Respect for the expertise residing in our communities