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Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust Now Accepting Grant Applications

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity made possible by the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust. The Barth Charitable Trust, administered by Wesbanco Bank, Inc., seeks to make grants for use by non-profit organizations in West Virginia with preference, though not exclusively, to those organizations from the City of Sistersville, West Virginia and Tyler County, West Virginia areas that seek program support within stated Trust guidelines. Civic and governmental entities may also be considered.

There is no specific funding priority and the minimum grant request is recommended to be $5,000.

Applications will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee, comprised of community stakeholders and trust advisors.

The inaugural Barth Charitable Trust grant cycle is currently open and will conclude September 23.

Applications are available by http:/ Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley by calling 304-242-3144 or by 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 2015-16. 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