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Grants Awarded from the Stealey Community Fund

The advisory committee of the Stealey Community Fund has announced 2022 grant awards, which total $260,656.76 and will support 12 projects in Tyler County, with a special focus on Middlebourne.

The fund has made grant awards possible for more than 20 years, allocating more than $3 million since its inception.  The Stealey Community Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.  An established advisory committee reviews submitted applications and makes award recommendations.

Ruth Stealey Green, the fund’s benefactor, stipulated projects must benefit the Middlebourne-area community.  Special consideration is to be given to programs and projects that will improve the quality of life of the residents of Middlebourne, such as improved library, recreational, municipal and youth services.  Green was a retired teacher who died at the age of 84 on February 14, 1996, at her home in Middlebourne.  She created the fund in honor of herself and her brother, Philip Stealey, who died in 1993.

Projects awarded through this grant cycle will enhance a wide variety of community and school-based opportunities and programs.

Organization Project Awarded
Adams House Ministries General Support $24,756.00
Council of Senior Tyler Countians, Inc. Equipment/Facility Upgrades $32,631.27
Middlebourne Baptist Church Community Vacation Bible School $5,700.00
Middlebourne Park & Recreations Facilities, Inc General Support $80,791.00
MOVRC Foster Grandparent Program MOVRC Foster Grandparent Program $2,500.00
SilverStar Group Ltd. 2022 youth sports program $8,000.00
American Youth Football 2022 youth sports program $8,000.00
Tyler County Public Library Tyler County Public Library Operating Expenses $18,606.00
Tyler County Schools Boreman Elementary – School Day Plus $8,952.00
Tyler County Schools Success Center Support Programs $16,500.00
Tyler County Schools Boreman Elementary – PreK – 1st Grade Playground $46,720.49
Tyler County Schools Farm to School Farmers’ Markets $7,500.00

The Stealey Community Fund accepts applications on an annual basis.  To learn more, please visit