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:
|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 www.cfov.org and click on the grants tab.