News Archive

Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust to Accept Grant Applications
Posted on 08/07/17

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley will soon accept grant applications through an opportunity made possible by the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust.  The 2017 grant cycle will open August 14. The Barth Charitable Trust, administered by Wesbanco Bank, Inc., seeks to make ann...

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CFOV Awards Scholarships
Posted on 08/04/17

More than $200,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 147 Ohio Valley Students for 2017-18 Academic Year The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley held an ice cream social to honor awardees and thank donors.  The gathering served as an opportunity for donors to meet the students who were awarded their ...

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City, CFOV Partner to Facilitate Flood Relief Assistance
Posted on 07/28/17

In light of recent damage caused by flash flooding on Sunday, July 23, the City of Wheeling is partnering with the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley to facilitate donations toward citywide flood cleanup and relief. Checks of any amount can be made out to the Community Foundation for the Oh...

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Chevron Community Fund Supports Marshall County
Posted on 06/21/17

Over $30,000 was awarded to six organizations serving Marshall County communities, residents and visitors.  The Chevron Community Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV.  The annou...

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Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Returns for Fifth Year
Posted on 06/12/17

Retention efforts in the Ohio Valley continue to be the subject of conversation within government, business and community circles.  The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its Civic Leaders Fellowship Program aims to showcase the area’s potential to those likely to start professio...

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Stealey Community Fund Awards Grants
Posted on 06/12/17

The Stealey Community Fund has announced its 2017-18 grant awards, which total $353,471 and will support 26 projects in the Middlebourne area. The fund has made grant awards for more than 20 years, allocating more than $3 million since its inception.  The Stealey Community Fund is administered b...

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Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants
Posted on 03/17/17

The Women’s Giving Circle announced grant awards totaling $49,827 to 14 organizations during a recognition event held on March 16. The Women’s Giving Circle, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, seeks to empower through philanthropy by making strategic, research...

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Joseph & Marilyn Fraker Animal Care Fund Awards First Grant
Posted on 03/08/17

The Tiffany Dlesk Spay/Neuter Clinic is the first organization to receive support from the newly established Joseph & Marilyn Fraker Animal Care Fund.  The $7,400 grant, which is also being matched by a private foundation, will provide support for the expansion of spay and neuter services off...

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Chevron and Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 03/06/17

Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are currently accepting applications for grants for the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grantmaking program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to direct philanthropic res...

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Stealey Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 03/06/17

The Stealey Community Fund will open the application process for the 2017-18 grant year on March 6. The fund has been making grant awards in the Middlebourne area for the past 20 years, allocating more than $2 million since its inception.  The Stealey Community Fund is administered by The Commun...

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Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund Awards Grants
Posted on 03/02/17

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund, recently announced grant awards totaling $44,700 to 15 organizations supporting projects in Belmont County. The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund was created in 2013 by a group of landown...

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Community Impact Grantees Announced
Posted on 02/20/17

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announced its Community Impact grant awards for 2017. This year, 17 organizations have been awarded grants totaling $76,378. The Community Impact Fund continues to enhance Ohio Valley communities and improve the quality of life through assisting...

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Women of Greyhound Racing Support The Lee Ann Foundation
Posted on 01/16/17

The Lee Ann Foundation, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, received a generous gift from the Women of Greyhound Racing (WoGR) in support of the ongoing fight against breast cancer. The $12,000 contribution was made possible by a variety of fundraising efforts th...

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2016
Grants from Barth Trust Awarded
Posted on 12/07/16

Twelve organizations in Sistersville and greater Tyler County area have been awarded grant funds totaling $131,757 from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley oversees the grant making process of the Trust, while WesBanco Bank, Inc. serves a...

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Chevron Community Fund Awards Grants
Posted on 12/06/16

Over $40,000 was awarded to seven organizations in or serving Marshall County. The Chevron Community Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The announcement was made during an award...

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2017 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Posted on 12/01/16

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announces 2017 scholarship applications are now available. Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017 and are available online at www.cfov.org by clicking the Scholarships tab. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Val...

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Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund Accepting Applications
Posted on 11/01/16

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is pleased to announce the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund (SGREF) is now accepting grant applications. The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund is an affiliate fund of CFOV and is comprised of Belmont County landowners and representatives of Ric...

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Community Foundation Announces Wetzel County Fund Grant Recipients
Posted on 10/21/16

Four organizations serving Wetzel County were awarded grants totaling $6,000 from the Wetzel County Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. The announcement was made during a presentation held at the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce to recognize grant recipients. ...

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CFOV Launches Two Grant Programs
Posted on 09/21/16

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is gearing up for a busy grant season as two large programs opened for application on September 19. The Community Impact Fund, a competitive grant-making program funded through various unrestricted, field of interest and donor-advised funds of t...

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CHEVRON AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 09/01/16

Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are currently accepting applications for grants for the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to direct philanthropic re...

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Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust Now Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 08/15/16

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity made possible by the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust. The Barth Charitable Trust, administered by Wesbanco Bank, Inc., seeks to make grants for use by non-profit organizations in West Virginia w...

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CFOV Announces Scholarship Recipients
Posted on 07/25/16

We are proud to announce 113 deserving students will receive scholarship support from funds and donors of the Community Foundation.  These students are the recipients of more than $150,000 in scholarships.  Scholarships, like those managed at CFOV, play an important role in the educational experie...

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Community Foundation and Wetzel County Fund Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 07/11/16

The Wetzel County Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, welcomes grant applications from organizations that serve Wetzel County, West Virginia. The Wetzel County Fund was designed to serve as a tool to help county residents, businesses and organizations realize t...

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Chevron Awards Grants To Marshall County
Posted on 06/07/16

June 7, 2016, Wheeling, W.Va. –  Over $45,000 was awarded to eleven organizations in or serving Marshall County.  The Chevron Community Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. Th...

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Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Launches Its Fourth Year
Posted on 06/03/16

Summer vacation for most college students brings a reprieve from coursework, labs and deadlines. And for 20 area students, it also provides an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in their chosen fields through paid internships. The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program is a community lead...

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CFOV to Host Social Enterprise and Charitable Planning Seminar
Posted on 04/06/16

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is hosting a continuing education seminar for local legal and finance professionals.  The seminar is scheduled for May 12 at Williams Golf & Country Club in Weirton from 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Social Enterprise and Charit...

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Community Foundation announces 2016 Amazing Raise Ohio Valley
Posted on 04/05/16

April 4, 2016 – WHEELING, WV   – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has officially announced the 3rd Annual Amazing Raise Ohio Valley.  This community-wide, 24-hour online giving event will begin at 12:00 am on Tuesday, May 3rd  and end at 11:59 pm.  During the 24 hours, every dona...

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Grant Awards Support Many Nonprofits in the Ohio Valley
Posted on 03/11/16

Wheeling, W.Va.  –The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) has announced grant awards totaling over $85,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Ohio Valley. 13 nonprofit organizations received grants from the annual Community Impact Fund grant program through the Community Foundation ...

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STEALEY COMMUNITY FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 03/07/16

The Stealey Community Fund has opened the application process for the 2016-17 grant year. The fund has been making grant awards in the Middlebourne area for the past 19 years, allocating more than $2 million since its inception.  The Stealey Community Fund is administered by The Community Founda...

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CHEVRON AND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 03/07/16

Wheeling, W.Va. – Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are currently accepting applications for grants for the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to dir...

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Grants Awarded for Belmont County
Posted on 02/08/16

Wheeling, W.Va. –Nine organizations in or serving Belmont County have been awarded grants totaling over $49,000 through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley and its affiliate, the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund. The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund (SGREF) was created in 2013 by a g...

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2016 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Posted on 01/06/16

Wheeling, WV –   The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announces that 2016 scholarship applications are now available online at www.cfov.org/scholarships/.  Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2016. The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley administers over 60 scho...

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2015
Summer Job Opportunity for Area College Students
Posted on 12/30/15

Wheeling, WV –  The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announces applications are now available for the Civic Leaders Fellowship program. The program, now in its 4th year, seeks to expose our local youth to opportunities of employment in the Ohio Valley in an effort to retain them fo...

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CHEVRON GRANTS AWARDED FOR MARSHALL COUNTY
Posted on 12/04/15

Dec. 3, 2015, Wheeling, W.Va. –  Nine organizations in or serving Marshall County are recipients of grant awards totaling $50,000 from the Chevron Community Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV). The Chevron Community Fund is a strategic grant-making progra...

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WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE AWARDS GRANTS
Posted on 11/20/15

Wheeling, WV – The Women’s Giving Circle announced grant awards totaling $53,549 to ten recipients during award recognition on Friday, November 20 at Youth Services Systems in Wheeling. The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC), a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, makes ...

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SMITH-GOSHEN RICE ENRICHMENT FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 11/02/15

Wheeling, W.Va.    –The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is currently accepting grant applications for the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund.  Nonprofit organizations in or serving Belmont County, Ohio are encouraged to apply. The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund (SGREF) was ...

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COMMUNITY IMPACT FUND GRANT PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INTENT
Posted on 09/28/15

Wheeling, W.Va. –The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is currently accepting letters of intent for grants for the Community Impact Fund, a competitive grant-making program funded through various unrestricted, field of interest and donor-advised funds at the Foundation. This grant pr...

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CHEVRON COMMUNITY FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 09/03/15

Wheeling, W.Va. – Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are currently accepting applications for grants for the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to dir...

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WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS
Posted on 07/30/15

Grant applications are now being accepted for the Women’s Giving Circle grant program through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. Please visit our website at www.cfov.org for details regarding the mission of the Giving Circle and their funding priorities. The link to apply for a grant...

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Scholarship Recipients
Posted on 07/15/15

We are proud to announce nearly 150 deserving students will receive scholarship support from funds and donors of the Community Foundation. These students are the recipients of more than $200,000 in scholarships. Scholarships, like those managed at CFOV, play an important role in the educational expe...

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CHEVRON COMMUNITY FUND AWARDS GRANTS
Posted on 06/23/15

Wheeling, W.Va. – Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announce six recipients of grants from the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by the CFOV. The announcement was made during a recognition ceremony at Marshall ...

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Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley Receives National Recognition
Posted on 06/15/15

Wheeling, WV — The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley recently received reaccreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. ...

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Another Year Begins for the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program
Posted on 06/09/15

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) welcomes 17 area college students to the 2015 CFOV Civic Leaders Fellowship Program. The program, now in its third year, began on May 29 with orientation at the Community Foundation. The students began working at their host sites o...

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Stealey Community Fund Awards Grants
Posted on 06/04/15

The Stealey Community Fund has awarded grants totaling $225,610 for 19 projects this year to benefit the Middlebourne area. The allocation will bring the total amount of grant awards to more than $2.5 million since the fund was endowed in 1998. The largest beneficiary is the Middlebourne Parks...

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Community Foundation Awards Grants
Posted on 06/02/15

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley announced its Community Impact grant awards for 2015. The Foundation awarded a total of $66,549 through the Community Impact Grants Program to organizations within the Foundation’s eight county region of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall,...

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Stealey Community Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 03/11/15

The Stealey Community Fund has opened the application process for 2015/2016 grants. The Stealey Community Fund has been making grant awards in the Middlebourne area for the past 18 years, allocating more than $2 million since its inception. The fund is administered by the Community Foundation for...

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Chevron and Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications
Posted on 02/23/15

Chevron and the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) are currently accepting applications for grants for the Chevron Community Fund, a strategic grant-making program funded by Chevron and administered by CFOV. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to direct philanthropic re...

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Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
Posted on 01/16/15

Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Accepting Applications Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley announces that its online application for its Civic Leaders Fellowship summer employment program is open now for college aged students in its eight-county service region: Hancock,...

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Barnesville High School Class of 1979 Establishes Scholarship
Posted on 01/05/15

BARNESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1979 ESTABLISHES SCHOLARSHIP December 15, 2014 For Immediate Release   Wheeling, WV – Beginning in the spring of 2015, academically accomplished students at Barnesville High School (BHS) will have the chance to apply for a new scholarship to attend one o...

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2014
Job Openings
Posted on 11/03/14

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is in search of two individuals to fill two positions – Development Director and Grants and Special Projects Administrator. Development Director Job Description Grants and Special Projects Administrator Job Description Resumes including salary requir...

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Youth Advisory Committee Awards Grant to Local Health Center
Posted on 08/18/14

PRESS RELEASE YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE AWARDS GRANT TO LOCAL HEALTH CENTER Steubenville, OH – The Jefferson County Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) announced today it will award a $1,000 grant to the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center in Steubenville.  The Health Center will use the gra...

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Community Foundation Kicks Off 2014 Civic Leaders Fellowship Program
Posted on 06/04/14

Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley will continue a Civic Leaders Fellowship Program during the summer of 2014 in partnership with the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program will again be offering a college internship program for a nu...

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Wetzel County Commission Makes Gift to Area Fund
Posted on 01/28/14

PRESS RELEASE January 28, 2014 WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION MAKES GIFT TO AREA FUND Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announced today the Wetzel County Commission will support the Wetzel County Area Fund with a gift of $5,000.  The Wetzel County Area Fund will prov...

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Chevron Community Fund Accepting Applications
Posted on 01/20/14

    January 20, 2014 (Wheeling, WV) - The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is now accepting applications for the Chevron Community Fund. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2014. The Chevron Community Fund was created by Chevron to benefit nonprofit organizations serving Marshall Co...

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Community Foundation’s 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available
Posted on 01/09/14

Press Release January 9, 2014 Community Foundation's 2014 Scholarship Applications Now Available   January 9, 2014, Wheeling - The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley's 2014 scholarship applications are now available online at www.cfov.org/scholarships/ and may be submitted until March 7, ...

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CFOV Announces The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley
Posted on 01/06/14

Press Release January 6, 2014 The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley will be May 6, 2014 Wheeling, WV - The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is proud to announce The Amazing Raise Ohio Valley - an exciting, online giving event that will empower the people of the Ohio Valley to come together and...

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Community Foundation to Facilitate Civic Leaders Fellowship Program
Posted on 01/02/14

PRESS RELEASE January 2, 2014 For Immediate Release Community Foundation to Facilitate Civic Leaders Fellowship Program Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley will continue a Civic Leaders Fellowship Program during the summer of 2014 in partnership with the Parkersburg Are...

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2013
Affiliate Fund Created for the Benefit of Belmont County Ohio
Posted on 12/30/13

PRESS RELEASE December 19, 2013 For Immediate Release   AFFILIATE FUND CREATED FOR THE BENEFIT OF BELMONT COUNTY OHIO Partnership created between Smith Goshen Group, Rice Energy, & Community Foundation Wheeling, WV ─ The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announced to...

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Area Fund Created in Wetzel County to Benefit Local Nonprofit Organizations
Posted on 12/10/13

PRESS RELEASE December 5, 2013   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AREA FUND CREATED IN WETZEL COUNTY TO BENEFIT LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Wheeling, WV – The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announced today the establishment of the Wetzel County Area Fund to provide grantmaking ...

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Grants | 2013 Scholars
Posted on 09/26/13

AAUW Beulah Boyd Scholarship Travis Clark – The Ohio State University Kimberly Frakowski – Belmont College Elizabeth Hofmann – West Virginia University Dana Holmstrand – College of William & Mary Chelsea Jorden – West Virginia University Daniel Knight – West Virgini...

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Recent Grants
Posted on 08/08/13

The following organizations have recently received a grant from the CFOV Community Impact Fund: Augusta Levy Learning Center- for equipment for a snoezelen room project to give the children of Augusta Levy Learning Center a place where they can learn to regulate their senses in an either soothing...

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CFOV to Facilitate Civic Leaders Fellowship Program
Posted on 04/04/13

Grant from Benedum Foundation will Provide Funding for College Interns Wheeling, WV - The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley will initiate a Civic Leaders Fellowship Program during the summer of 2013 as a result of a grant received from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The Ci...

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Chevron Partners With CFOV For Strategic Grantmaking in Marshall County
Posted on 02/20/13

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley today announced a partnership with Chevron for the purpose of strategic grantmaking in Marshall County, WV. Chevron is contributing $50,000 to establish the Chevron Fund, to be managed by the Community Foundation.  The Fund primarily will be focused o...

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Chevron Fund Grant Guidelines and Application
Posted on 02/18/13

The deadline for current applications for the Chevron Fund is 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2013.  Please see the guidelines and application below for more details. Download the Chevron Fund Guidelines and Application

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Report to the Community
Posted on 02/15/13

The Foundation’s annual report provides a yearly summary of new charitable funds, grant making and community leadership, and lists of our board and staff. Report to the Community (PDF)

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Women’s Giving Circle 2013 Grant Cycle
Posted on 02/01/13

Women Empowering Women Through Philanthropy The Women’s Giving Circle, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, welcomes grant applications for organizations in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler Counties in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson Counties in Ohio...

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CFOV Community Impact Fund
Posted on 01/24/13

CFOV responds to the needs of organizations in our community. Those needs are great. The CFOV Community Impact Fund allows us to make grants and support initiatives that create jobs, train and educate the workforce, and help children. The Community Impact Fund has made over $700,000 in grants to su...

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Women’s Giving Circle Receives Award
Posted on 01/24/13

The Women’s Giving Circle at CFOV was recently awarded a Critical Impact and Spirit of Philanthropy award by the West Virginia Grantmakers organization.  The WGC awards grants each year that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Ohio Valley.  This year, the WGC made two grants. ...

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Woodsdale Elementary Fourth Graders Study Weather and More
Posted on 01/24/13

01/24/13 - This year, Stacy Greer’s fourth grade class at Woodsdale Elementary is studying the science behind the weather.  They’re partnering with Meteorologist Jeff Oechslein and using a weather lab built on top of the school.  The school has purchased the lab and has begun reporting on fore...

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2009
CFOV 2008 Community Report
Posted on 04/01/09

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has released its 2008 Community Report. Click Here to download the file in PDF format.  (3.4 MB) (cfov08.pdf)

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2008
Income-Only Funds
Posted on 11/26/08

With the downturn in the economy, now is a great time to check the policy in your fund agreement with The Community Foundation. If your agreement is one that protects the principal, you may not be able to grant out as much from the fund as you have in recent years. This is especially important fo...

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Legal Q&A: Donor Advised Funds
Posted on 11/26/08

Q. Can a Donor-Advised Fund satisfy a donor’s pledge? No, a donor-advised fund should not satisfy a pledge made by a donor. If the pledge is a financial obligation of the donor (as many state courts have deemed pledges to be under a variety of circumstances), The Community Foundation’s satisf...

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New Board Members
Posted on 11/26/08

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley Board of Trustees welcomed three new board members at the October Annual Meeting. New members include Jason Haswell of United Bank; Tulane Mensore, lawyer from Wetzel County; and Will Turani, of the Orrick Global Operations Center.

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Recent New Funds of the Foundation
Posted on 11/26/08

Gabriel Project of West Virginia Endowment Fund Ken Dennis Scholarship Fund Mike G. Dotson Scholarship Fund Orrick Scholarship Fund The Oglebay Park Fund

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Endowment Funds of The Community Foundation
Posted on 11/26/08

Regardless of who established an endowment fund, anyone can contribute to it. Below are the endowment funds of The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley. Lesley W. Galinski Endowment for Music & Art Fund The Gabriel Project of West Virginia Peterson Community Foundation St. John the...

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Impact of the Economy on Local Non-Profits
Posted on 11/26/08

The recent downturn in the economy is big news across the country. But how is it affecting our local non-profit organizations? Organizations like the Salvation Army and the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling are seeing an increase in the number of people that they serve while donations are on the decr...

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Discretionary Grantmaking
Posted on 11/26/08

Every six months, The Community Foundation has the opportunity to make discretionary grants to non-profit organizations making a difference in the foundation’s service area. Funds for distribution are limited. Keeping this in mind, the CFOV Distribution Committee carefully reviews grant applicatio...

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Twelve Tips for Year-End Giving
Posted on 11/26/08

Year-end is a great time for giving. When you make a donation by December 31 to The Community Foundation, you aren’t just giving money. You’re perpetuating your own values and maintaining or enhancing the quality of life for future generations of the region. 1. Talk to your advisor.  Before ...

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IRA Charitable Rollover Provision in H.R. 1424
Posted on 11/26/08

Media Statement by Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Council on Foundations
Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA

 The action by the House and Senate in passage of the Financial Rescue Package (HR. 1424) is an important step in bringing stability to the nation’s overall financial syste...

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Students Receive More than $70,000 via Foundation Scholarship Funds
Posted on 11/26/08

Area high school students headed off to colleges, universities and technical schools this fall are taking more than $70,000 in scholarship grants with them, thanks to the 40 scholarship funds and programs of The Community Foundation. Scholarships in amounts ranging from $250 to $10,000 were awarded ...

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Internal Revenue Service Removes Donor Advised Funds from “Dirty Dozen” List
Posted on 08/26/08

The Council on Foundations praised the IRS recently for removing donor-advised funds from its annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams. This is good news for philanthropy, which has long maintained that donor-advised funds are a key tool for stimulating philanthropic giving. The Council asked the ...

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CFOV Celebrates 35th Anniversary
Posted on 08/26/08

It’s hard to believe, but the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary! On November 13th, 2007, donors, board members, grantees, and the general public came together to celebrate this milestone at the Fort Henry Club in downtown Wheeling. Following a brief ...

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Your Charitable Investment and Market Volatility
Posted on 06/04/08

Recent volatility in the stock market has some Community Foundation fund advisors thinking about the investment allocation for their fund. We would like to take this opportunity to discuss the Community Foundation’s investment policy, answer a few questions, and offer you some tips for wise fund a...

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Benedum Foundation to Improve Oral Health of West Virginians
Posted on 06/04/08

The Benedum Foundation has identified Oral Health as a serious issue in the state of West Virginia. Through West Virginia Grantmakers, the Benedum Foundation has created a grant program to combat this problem in the Mountain State.   Dental disease is the single most prevalent chronic childhood ...

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CFOV Funds Transitional Housing at YWCA Wheeling
Posted on 06/04/08

Twice a year, the Community Foundation gives grants to worthy organizations throughout the Ohio Valley. Last fall’s grant cycle brought about an opportunity to assist the YWCA with a new a project. 

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CFOV Funds Augusta Levy Learning Center Staff Training
Posted on 06/04/08

With April designated as Autism Awareness Month, we thought it would be appropriate to highlight one of the agencies that the CFOV was able to fund last fall through the unrestricted grantmaking program–The Augusta Levy Learning Center.   The Augusta Levy Learning Center is the first intensive...

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Benjamin Franklin: Inventor, Statesman, Philosopher and Economist
Posted on 06/04/08

Ben Franklin was born in Boston on January 6, 1706. In 1788, he wrote, “I have sometimes almost wished it had been my destiny to be born two or three centuries hence.” Perhaps it was this thought that led him to set aside in his will, prior to his death in 1790 at the age of 84, $5,000 to be hel...

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