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Empowering Through Philanthropy: Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle announced grant awards totaling $43,285 to eight organizations during a recognition event held today at the Wheeling YWCA.

The Women’s Giving Circle, an initiative of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, seeks to empower through philanthropy by making strategic, researched-based grants supporting projects serving women and girls.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Name Project Description Awarded
Crittenton Foundation, Inc. Support to enable residents of Crittenton to obtain a driver’s license $2,160.00
National Church Residences Provide access to healthcare through non-emergency medical transportation for low income women $5,000.00
Oglebay Institute Provide summer camp scholarships to girls and provide dance classes for girls residing at Crittenton $5,500.00
SMART- Center Scholarships for girls to attend a 2-day summer camp focusing on math, science and engineering $2,625.00
The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. Independent living support for female heads of household in GWCH housing $5,000.00
Wheeling Health Right Inc Improve diet-related health statistics for women through FARMacy program $5,000.00
Young Women’s Christian Association of Wheeling, WV Program for girls to learn leadership traits and skills $5,000.00
Youth Services System, Inc. Transitional living support for girls to achieve independence $13,000.00

The WGC is building a community of philanthropists and creating a legacy to address the needs of women and girls in areas served by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.  In its grantmaking history, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded over $300,000 to projects supporting women and girls.  To learn how to become a member of the WGC, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the grants tab.