CFOV History

Foundation Facts

  • Founded in 1972, The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. is one of nearly 700 community foundations throughout the United States
  • One of the largest local organizations providing funding to Upper Ohio Valley nonprofits, the Foundation has assets of more than $34 million
  • Since 1972, the Foundation has given more than $8 million to local groups working to improve life in the region
  • Number of staff/volunteers: 4
  • Board: comprised of 23 community leaders from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise
  • The Foundation spends less than 10 percent of its budget on administrative costs
  • The Foundation assists organizations working in the areas of arts, basic human needs, community development, education and health
  • The Foundation works one-on-one with local donors to help them manage their charitable giving, and offers them with several ways to give
  • The Foundation serves as a civic leader, connecting people and organizations to issues important to the region
  • The Foundation administers more than 60 scholarship funds for the benefit of local students