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Community Foundation and Wetzel County Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The Wetzel County Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, welcomes grant applications from organizations that serve Wetzel County, West Virginia.

The Wetzel County Fund was designed to serve as a tool to help county residents, businesses and organizations realize the benefits of charitable giving in their community.  All contributions to the Wetzel County Fund go toward sustaining this long-term giving tool, which is administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley and supported by an advisory committee comprised of Wetzel County community leaders.

“There are many needs in Wetzel County and we are hopeful that the Wetzel County Fund can begin to meet some of those needs through thoughtful grant making,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.

The grant cycle will open July 11.  Applications will be due to the CFOV office by 5:00 p.m. on August 19, 2016.  Requests should not exceed $2,500; however, special exceptions may be subject for review.  All applicant organizations must hold qualified 501(c)(3) status and be in good standing with the IRS.  The application review process can take up to 30 days and all applicants will be informed of award decisions.

Grants from the Wetzel County Fund were last awarded in 2014 and provided assistance for projects supporting accessibility, preservation, prevention, education, healthcare and animals.  Organizations that received funds during the 2014 grant cycle are welcome to apply.

“The last time these grants were awarded, the advisory committee worked very hard to select programs and projects that were representative of the entire county while meeting some of the county’s greatest needs,” Nelson offered.

The Wetzel County Fund grant application is available online by visiting  Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley by calling 304-242-3144 or emailing

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 more than $34 million, the Foundation assisted in distributing more than $2 million in grants and scholarships during 2014-15. 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