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Belmont County Enrichment Fund Awards Grant

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, GIVE Belmont County, recently announced grant awards totaling $55,000 to organizations supporting projects in Belmont County.

The affiliate’s grantmaking program, the Belmont County Enrichment Fund, features an annual competitive grant opportunity for organizations in and serving Belmont County.

The group, once known as 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 name change came as a result of the committee’s desire to better communicate the intention and the desire to truly enrich the areas they call home.

“Our affiliate, GIVE Belmont County, continues to set a great example of community philanthropy through the grants awarded through the Belmont County Enrichment Fund.  They remain committed to making a difference by supporting organizations that ultimately enhance the quality of life in the area,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Project Amount
5 Loaves Food Ministry Program Support $1,500
Belmont Fire Department Power Cot $3,500
Bethesda Park District Bethesda Walking Trail Paving Project $5,000
Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Gas Monitoring Safety Equipment $3,500
Brookside Volunteer Fire Department Rescue Tools $3,500
Community Action Commission Belmont County Weekend Backpack Program $2,000
Daily Bread Center Weekend Backpack Program $2,000
Faith in Action Caregivers Volunteer Match Program $2,000
Friends of Belmont County Juvenile Court Belmont County Schools Staying Clean Program $10,000
Glencoe Economic Development Committee Winter Recreation Program $2,500
OR&W Fire District Jaws of Life $3,500
Valley Hospice “Bobby’s Books” Program $3,000
Young Life Belmont County Healthy Peer Group Initiative $10,000

To learn more about GIVE Belmont County and grants available through Belmont County Enrichment Fund, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the grants tab.