Grants | Community Impact Grants

Please review the information below as the foundation’s grant process has changed.

While many of the charitable funds established at the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. have been either designated for a specific purpose or are otherwise restricted in their distribution, the Foundation has developed a pool of several unrestricted funds. These funds were accumulated from multiple donors who simply wanted to make an unrestricted gift and placed their trust in the Community Foundation to manage the gifts and their distributions.

It is these unrestricted funds that allow the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley to engage in a process of “Community Impact” grant-making each year.

Letters of intent will be accepted:      September 9, 2019 through October 19, 2019      Click here to preview the LOI, without needing a login.

Community Impact Grant Process:

Step 1 – Submit Pre-Application online when available.

Step 2 – Upon approval and by invitation, you will be asked to submit a full online Grant Application


  • Be a 501(c)(3) as determined by the IRS, faith-based organization, or government entity (i.e. libraries, schools, etc.)
  • Provide services within the counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson in Ohio
  • Be current on all final reports for grants from the Foundation; if your agency has a program currently being funded by the Foundation and your final report is not yet due, you must submit an interim report letting us know the progress of your program or project when applying for a new grant

Focus Areas

  • Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment
  • Next Generation Leadership/Mentoring
  • Youth Recreation/Activities
  • Economic Development

While these focus areas have been identified by the foundation, they do not prohibit funding to projects that fall outside the areas should they be a great benefit to the community.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.