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Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund Awards Grants

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund, recently announced grant awards totaling $44,700 to 15 organizations supporting projects in Belmont County.

The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund was created in 2013 by a group of landowners and Rice Energy in Belmont County, Ohio to give back to the community.  The fund awards annual grants addressing a variety of community needs through a competitive application process.

“The Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund has made tremendous strides towards philanthropy in Belmont County.  We encourage others to learn more about how they can become involved in the giving process by contacting a committee member or CFOV directly,” shared Susie Nelson, executive director of CFOV.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Project Amount
5 Loaves Food Ministry Program Support $1,500


Barnesville St. Vincent de Paul New Building Project $10,000
Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department Equipment $2,900
Belmont County General Health District Cribs for Kids $2,000
Belmont County Military Veterans Museum Support for accessibility project $1,000
Belmont County Student Services In the Middle – supporting a substance and addiction free life $2,300
Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department Support for purchase of rescue tool $2,500
Glencoe Economic Development Committee Support for community/youth center $2,000
Morristown Park Commission Support for the Lynn Hunkler Memorial Park Playground Project $2,500
Salvation Army – Belmont County Support toward purchase of new van $2,000
Smith Township Volunteer Fire Company Support toward purchase of emergency shelter $2,500
Switzerland of Ohio School District Blessings in a Backpack $3,000
Tri-County Help Center Support for Belmont County Human Trafficking Coalition $3,000
Village of Bethesda Police Department Support toward equipment purchase $5,000
Village of Morristown/Morristown Volunteer Fire Department Support toward purchase of extrication tools $2,500

To learn more about the Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Fund, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the grants tab.