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CFOV Awards Community Impact Grants

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) announced its Community Impact grant awards for 2019.

This year, 16 organizations have been awarded grants totaling $80,720.  The Community Impact Fund continues to enhance Ohio Valley 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 Foundation’s eight-county service area.

“The grants made possible through the Community Impact Fund tie to projects that will benefit all corners of the Ohio Valley.  These grantee organizations are dedicated to making a difference through the projects and initiatives being recognized and CFOV is proud to be part of that process,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

The Community Impact Fund is comprised of several unrestricted funds of the Community Foundation and other funds designed to support a field of interest or area of need as identified by the donor.

“The donors who made these funds possible felt strongly about leaving a legacy through philanthropy and we remain grateful for their generosity and foresight,” Nelson said.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Project Amount
ArtsLink, Inc. Educational Concert Outreach $1,200
Crittenton Foundation, Inc. Matrix Training $8,500
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council Summer Day Program – Marshall County $500
Labelle Neighbors Who Care, Inc. HBCU Tour and Summer Camp Programming $4,070
Marshall County Animal Shelter Spay/Neuter Assistance $7,400
Martins Ferry High School College Road Trip 2019 $5,250
National Church Residences of Barnesville Bridging Transportation Gap to Addiction Treatment $3,000
National Trail #348 of Questers, Inc. Brick Tuckpointing at Great Western School $5,000
Oglebay Institute Dance Partnership with Augusta Levy Learning Center $1,500
Ohio County Schools Anchor Program at Madison Elementary $4,100
Ohio Valley Recovery/The Unity Center Operating Support $7,700
Top of WV CVB Wheeling Symphony in Weirton $5,000
Urban Mission Ministries, Inc. Fresh Start Training Program $10,000
Warwood Parks and Recreation Support for Improvements at N. 24th Street Baseball Fields $2,500
Wheeling YMCA Y4Life Program $10,000
YWCA – Wheeling WIND Recovery Program Peer Recovery Coach $5,000

Letters of Intent from organizations seeking Community Impact Fund support are accepted annually.  To learn more, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the grants tab.