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Grant Awards Support Many Nonprofits in the Ohio Valley

Wheeling, W.Va.  –The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) has announced grant awards totaling over $85,000 to nonprofit organizations in the Ohio Valley.

13 nonprofit organizations received grants from the annual Community Impact Fund grant program through the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.  This competitive grant program continues to strengthen our communities and improve the quality of life through assisting local arts programs, supporting youth development, strengthening health/wellness and social support services, supporting economic development programs and educational initiatives in the eight-county service region of CFOV.

Grant awards were distributed to:

Augusta Levy Learning Center ($4,838) for nonviolent crisis intervention training

Brooke County Extension ($880) for an energy express program

Children’s Home of Wheeling ($3,510) for substance abuse prevention education

Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley ($5,000) for School’s Off camp

City of Wheeling Police Dept ($5,000) for crisis intervention training

Gabriel Project ($7,200) for outreach and services

Grow Ohio Valley ($10,000) for SNAP Back Food U Project

King’s Daughters Childcare Center ($10,000) for kitchen upgrades

Labelle Neighbors Who Care ($4,000) for community enrichment

Oglebay Institute ($4,000) for summer camp scholarships

WATCH ($8,000) for Watch Us Shred program

West Liberty University Center for Entrepreneurship ($10,000) for entrepreneurship education

YWCA of Wheeling ($5,400) for roofing and ($7,320) for human trafficking training for law enforcement.

“Through this grant, we will be able to expand our services into outlying areas of the counties we serve and we are grateful to the Community Foundation for their support” –Faith Hicks, Gabriel Project. Jamie Remp of King’s Daughters Childcare Center stated that they are in the process of a complete kitchen renovation project which will enable them to better serve the children and families of the Center. “This year we received a large number of grant applications and unfortunately, we were not able to fund many worthy projects. The organizations that were awarded grants were selected by our distribution committee who felt the projects aligned with the focus areas of this grant program.” –Susie Nelson, Executive Director, Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.

The Community Impact Fund accepts letters of intent for its grant program in Fall each year. Select organizations are invited to submit full proposals for grant consideration following review by the CFOV Distribution Committee. More information can be found at www.cfov.org.

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 the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. 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.