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CFOV Receives a $10,000 Grant from Truist for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) received a $10,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to support the Emergency Impact Fund.

The fund, established in response to the mounting challenges created by COVID-19 (coronavirus), provides flexible operating grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Foundation’s eight-county service area working to maintain services with decreasing means of support. The Foundation serves Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson counties in Ohio.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.

“The Emergency Impact Fund may be associated with a challenging time, but the opportunity to support our area’s nonprofit organizations could not be ignored. To have received such tremendous support from dedicated community partners like Truist Financial Corporation to make these grants possible says so much about the critical work being done every day through nonprofits in the Ohio Valley,” said Susie Nelson, executive director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.

“We are proud to support the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley,” said Bobby Blakley, West Virginia Regional President at Truist. “This program is designed to support West Virginia’s most vulnerable during this difficult time and aligns perfectly with our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”

Applications are available by visiting www.cfov.org/grants.  Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley by calling 304-242-3144 or by emailing debbie@cfov.org.

About CFOV
Since 1972, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley has connected donors who care with causes that matter by making grants to organizations working to improve the quality of life in the Upper Ohio Valley. With assets of nearly $60 million, the Foundation assisted in distributing more than $2.3 million in grants and scholarships over the past year. From strengthening community schools to assisting local arts programs, from building health centers to assisting victims of violence or natural disasters, the Community Foundation continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Foundation online at www.cfov.org.

About Truist
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at Truist.com.