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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 NameProject NameAwarded
Bridgeport Volunteer Fire and Emergency DepartmentThermal Imaging Cameras$3,000
Tri-County Help Center, Inc.Peg’s House: More Than A Home$5,000
Calvary Presbyterian ChurchLittle 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 DistrictYouth Yoga$1,400
Belmont County Historical SocietyEmergency 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 DistrictUnion 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 and click on the Grants tab.