Chevron Community Fund Awards Grants
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 awards recognition event on December 6 at the Marshall County Family Resource Network.
Chevron is committed to improving the social and economic well-being of the communities in which they operate.
Lee Ann Wainwright of Chevron stated 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. Chevron’s partnership with CFOV began in 2013. Since then, over $348,000 has been awarded through 55 grants supporting projects in Marshall County.
The following grant recipients were announced:
|Bluegrass Music Endeavors Foundation||Marshall County Bluegrass Christmas Benefit Concert and Songwriting Workshop||$3,000.00|
|Marshall County Family Resource Network||The Closet of Hope||$8,750.00|
|Marshall County Schools||JMHS Cell Project||$9,716.90|
|Oglebay Foundation||Oglebay Zoo Field Trip Experience for Marshall County First Grade Students||$6,642.00|
|Our Lady of Peace School||Power-up PEACE Phase II||$2,500.00|
|The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley||Mobile MakeShop||$8,083.00|
|The Salvation Army of Moundsville||Basic Utility Assistance Program||$5,000.00|
The Chevron Community Fund accepts applications in the spring and fall. 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 2015-16. 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.