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Empowering Women Through Philanthropy: Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants

Twelve organizations serving women and girls in the Ohio Valley have received grants from the Women’s Giving Circle. 

The Women’s Giving Circle (WGC), 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 totaling $42,070.50 were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization NameProject NameGrant Amount
Crittenton Foundation, Inc.Therapeutic Dance for Young Women and Mothers$3,750.00
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond CouncilResident Camp – More than S’mores$5,000.00
Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.Female Empowerment Program$9,500.00
Municipal Park District of Powhatan Point, OhioPowhatan Pool Lifeguard certification, and apparel$4,495.50
Oglebay InstituteArts Enrichment Opportunities for Girls$5,000.00
Ohio Valley Health CenterDiversity Health Initiative (DHI)$8,000.00
SMART-CenterGirls Enjoying Math and Science Camp (GEMS)$2,125.00
Wheeling Health Right, Inc.FARMacy for Female Patients with Chronic Illness$5,000.00
YWCA of Wheeling, WVGrowing sustainable skill sets$5,000.00

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 $475,000 to projects supporting this area of focus.  To learn how to become a member, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the Giving tab.