Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund Awards Grants
The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund, recently announced grant awards totaling $50,500 to organizations supporting projects in Belmont County.
The funding cycle also celebrates a grant totaling $25,000 made in support of the Richard L. Doan Emergency Department at Barnesville Hospital.
The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund was created in 2013 by a group of landowners and Rice Energy in Belmont County, Ohio to give back to the community. The fund awards annual grants addressing a variety of community needs through a competitive application process.
“The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund has made tremendous strides towards philanthropy in Belmont County. We encourage others to learn more about how they can become involved in the giving process by contacting a committee member or CFOV directly,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
|5 Loaves Food Ministry||Program Support||$1,500|
|Barton Volunteer Fire Department||Extrication Equipment Fund||$5,000|
|Belmont County General Health District||Belmont County WIC Child Literacy and Retention||$2,500|
|Belmont Fire Department||Turtle Cribbing||$1,800|
|Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department||Protective Safety Clothing||$2,500|
|Bridgeport Volunteer Fire and Emergency Department||Bridgeport Safety Project||$2,000|
|Challenger Learning Center||Emergency Response Training Distance Learning Experience||$2,500|
|Cumberland Trail Fire District #4||Vests for Firefighters||$1,200|
|Faith in Action Caregivers||Volunteer Match Program||$1,500|
|Gabriel Project of West Virginia||Safe Nests for Belmont Babies||$2,000|
|Glencoe Economic Development Committee||Glencoe Community Center After School Program||$3,000|
|National Trail #348 of Questers, Inc.||Tin Ceiling Replacement – Great Western School||$2,000|
|Oglebay Institute||REACH Environmental Education Program||$3,000|
|St. Clairsville City Schools||Technology Makes Learning Real||$5,000|
|Sunset Heights Volunteer Fire Department||Belmont County Foam Trailer||$5,000|
|Tri-County Help Center, Inc.||Peg’s House Shelter Procedure Update and Repairs||$5,000|
To learn more about the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit www.cfov.org and click on the grants tab.