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Grants from Barth Charitable Trust Awarded

Several organizations in the Sistersville and greater Tyler County area have been awarded grant funds totaling $138,750 from the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley oversees the grant making process of the Trust, while WesBanco Bank, Inc. serves as Trustee and Investment Advisor.  Grants and gifts made from the Trust are recommended by an advisory committee comprised of stakeholders and advisors.  This structure supports input from the community and encourages strategic use of available resources.  Members of the advisory committee include Cindy Perring of WesBanco Trust and Investment Services, Linda Henriksen, Sabrina Kyle, Tammi Bowers and Judy Yeager.

The Barths established the Trust to extend their dedication to the Sistersville area after their death.  Through this, the Barths’ interest in supporting animal rescue and refuge, community organizations and beautification efforts can continue in perpetuity.  In addition to the support provided through the competitive grant program, the Trust provides designated annual funding to the Nature Conservancy and Olive Branch Animal Rescue and Refuge, Inc.

The following grant recipients were announced:

Adams House Ministries “Meating” The Needs of Our Neighbors $10,000.00
ArtsLink, Inc. Concert events $5,000.00
Catholic Charities West Virginia, Inc. Basic Needs Assistance for Community $6,000.00
City of Sistersville Support for park and pool, city building roof replacement and Sistersville Ferry $75,000.00
Community Resources, Inc. Support for Esther Crumbley Christmas Fund $5,000.00
NAMI – Greater Wheeling, Inc. Mental Health First Aid in Tyler County $5,000.00
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown Support for West Virginia Families $1,500
Sistersville 1st United Methodist Church Support for community breakfast and necessities closet $7,250.00
Sistersville Public Library Reception Desk $12,000.00
Tyler County Family Resource Network Community Essentials Closet $12,000.00

Grant applications for the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust will be accepted on an annual basis.
Interested applicants can learn more at or by calling CFOV at 304-242-3144.