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Chevron Awards Grants To Marshall County

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. The announcement was made during an awards recognition event on June 7 at CFOV in Wheeling.

Chevron is committed to improving the social and economic well-being of the communities in which they operate. Lee Ann Wainwright of Chevron stated that they are committed to supporting worthwhile projects in Marshall County which align with their funding focus areas of STEM education, workforce development and basic human needs. Since Chevron has partnered with CFOV in 2013, over $230,000 has been awarded in grants to projects in Marshall County.

The following grant recipients were announced:

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council Marshall County Girl Scout Summer Day Program $500.00
Helping Heroes Veteran’s Transitional Housing $5,000.00
Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia Wishmakers $9,800.00
Near Earth Object Foundation Astronomical Observatory at Grand Vue Park: Phase I $3,700.00
Northern Panhandle Head Start Baby Seats for Little Feet $3,000.00
Ohio Valley Soap Box Derby Inc. Ohio Valley Soap Box Derby $5,000.00
Seeing Hand Association, Inc. Sighted Drivers Making a Difference in the Lives of the Blind &Visually Impaired in Marshall County. $3,000.00
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Western PA/WV Chapter Patient Support in Marshall County $5,000.00
Youth Services System, Inc. Expanded School Mental Health Services Project $10,000.00

In addition to the grants awarded above, Chevron has also awarded The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley with $7,043 for their Camp Cranium program as well as the City of Benwood Police Department with $7,835 for body cameras for their officers.

Grant applications are accepted in Spring and Fall for the Chevron Community Fund. Interested applicants can learn more at www.cfov.org/grants or by calling CFOV at 304-242-3144.

Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future including biofuels. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Since 1972, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has connected donors who care with causes that matter by making grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life in the Upper Ohio Valley. With assets of more than $34 million, the Foundation assisted in distributing more than $2 million in grants and scholarships during 2014-15. From strengthening community schools to assisting local arts programs, from building health centers to assisting victims of violence or natural disasters, the Community Foundation continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Foundation online at www.cfov.org.

Lee Ann Wainwright, Chevron; Jeremy Harrison, Helping Heroes; Steven Jumper, Ohio Valley Soap Box Derby; Stephanie Barnett, Northern Panhandle Head Start; Renee Ebert, Girl Scouts; Robert Strong, Near Earth Object Foundation; Latrisha Whitelatch, Youth Services System; Lori Garrett-Bumba; Valerie Reed, Children's Museum; Karen Haught, Seeing Hand Association
Lee Ann Wainwright, Chevron; Jeremy Harrison, Helping Heroes; Steven Jumper, Ohio Valley Soap Box Derby; Stephanie Barnett, Northern Panhandle Head Start; Renee Ebert, Girl Scouts; Robert Strong, Near Earth Object Foundation; Latrisha Whitelatch, Youth Services System; Lori Garrett-Bumba; Valerie Reed, Children’s Museum; Karen Haught, Seeing Hand Association; Sarah Rooney, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society