Belmont County Enrichment Fund Awards Grants
The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, GIVE Belmont County, recently announced grant awards totaling $50,204 to organizations supporting projects in Belmont County.
The affiliate’s grantmaking program, the Belmont County Enrichment Fund, includes a 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 Belmont County landowners and the former Rice Energy who shared a desire to give back to the community. While the name of the group has changed, the interest in improving the quality of life in Belmont County remains the same. The affiliate appreciates the productive and active relationship with EQT Corporation and its Foundation, which acquired the former Rice Energy in 2017. This collaboration enriches the power of partnership and expands opportunities to make a difference in the community.
GIVE Belmont County has eclipsed $500,000 in grantmaking since inception and is a meaningful representation of the power of place-based philanthropy.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
|Organization Name||Project Name||Awarded|
|Bridgeport Volunteer Fire and Emergency Department||Thermal Imaging Cameras||$3,000|
|Tri-County Help Center, Inc.||Peg’s House: More Than A Home||$5,000|
|Calvary Presbyterian Church||Little Kidz Kloset||$5,000|
|Thoburn United Methodist Church-|
St. Clairsville Council of Churches Food Pantry
|Food Pantry Support||$5,000|
|Southeast, Inc.||BCAP Sensory Room||$3,154|
|Faith in Action Caregivers, Inc.||Volunteer Match Program||$3,500|
|Bethesda Senior Citizens Inc.||General Operating Expenses||$4,500|
|Belmont County General Health District||Youth Yoga||$1,400|
|Belmont County Historical Society||Emergency Exit Sign, Lighting, Extinguisher||$1,650|
|Wheeling Health Right, Inc.||Health Care Services in Belmont County||$5,000|
|Ohio University Foundation on behalf of|
Ohio University Eastern
|The Lentz Tavern Site Restoration Project||$3,000|
|Union Local School District||Union Local ViewSonic Board Initiative||$10,000|
To learn more about GIVE Belmont County and grants available through the Belmont County Enrichment Fund, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit www.cfov.org and click on the Grants tab.