Grandma's Gifts Inc. is and organization that provides goods, services, and promotes volunteerism in the Appalachian region. The organization was founded in 1993 by Emily Elizabeth Douglas of Powell, Ohio, at the age of eleven. Douglas founded this organization in memory of her grandmother, Norma Ackison of Ironton, Ohio, who died in 1991 of breast cancer. Since 2002, Grandma’s Gifts has operated as a donor advise fund through the Columbus Foundation.
Grandma's Gifts works to improve the lives of Appalachian families by providing goods, services, and opportunities, while educating people on regional issues and teaching the value of volunteerism.