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.
2017 Timeline: The Pre-Application for our Community Impact program will be accepted from September 11, 2017 through October 27, 2017. After review by our distribution committee, select organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal which will be due December 29, 2017. Awards will be announced in January, 2018.
Community Impact Grant Process:
Step 1 – Submit Pre-Application online. (the pre-application will not be available until September 11)
A preview of the application can be viewed here.
Step 2 – Upon approval and by invitation, you will be asked to submit a full 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
- Economic Development (job creation, job training, employability, addressing barriers to employment)
- Children & Youth in Need (drug awareness and education, parenting skills, pediatric mental health)
- The Arts (education, expanding the arts into all communities)
- Healthy Communities (wellness)
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.