Grants | Stealey Community Fund

The Stealey Community Fund is administered by the The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley Inc., with the advice of the Stealey Community Fund Advisory Board.

Created by Ruth Stealey Green, a retired schoolteacher who died at the age of 84 on February 14, 1996 at her home in Middlebourne, the fund honors Green and her brother, Philip Stealey, who died in 1993.

The Stealey Family had a long history in the development of the town of Middlebourne and its activities.



CFOV utilizes Foundant Technologies for its grants management software. All grants will be completed and submitted online. In addition, any follow up tasks related to your grant will be processed through the online software such as grant agreements and grant reports. Access to the online software can be found at the link below or anywhere you may see the Foundant logo, such as our website or emails.


Applications accepted  –  March 1, 2022

Application deadline  –   April 15, 2022

Awards in May 2022

New Users: Please click “create new account” and follow the steps.

Returning Users: Please enter your email and password, click “log on.”

***If your organization has an existing login, you will need to contact or 304-242-3144 to be added as a user. Please do not share login credentials within your organization.

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Guidelines for Grants

The Stealey Community Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. (CFOV), with the advice of the Stealey Community Fund Advisory Board.

Ruth Stealey Green created the Stealey Community Fund as a memorial to her family.  The Stealey family has a long history in the development of the Town of Middlebourne and its activities.  Mrs. Green directed that the income from the fund was to be distributed, in the discretion of the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors, “. . . to educational, religious and community organizations and programs, which exist in the Middlebourne, West Virginia community, including organizations and programs situated outside the municipal boundaries of the Town of Middlebourne which benefit the residents of Middlebourne.”  It was her desire that special consideration be given to programs and projects which will improve the quality of life of the residents of Middlebourne such as improved library, recreational, municipal and youth services.

To be eligible to receive a grant from the Stealey Community Fund, the organization applying must be qualified as exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a similarly exempt government entity.  If your organization meets this requirement and has an idea for a project that will benefit the residents of the Middlebourne community, you may submit a request for funding.

Regrettably, there may be far more worthy requests made than can be funded.  CFOV, as Trustee of public funds, must use its best judgment in evaluating community needs, priorities, and the ability of the applicant to carry out the proposal.  You must remember that you are competing for funding with other worthwhile organizations whose work also serves the interest of the Middlebourne community.  In the event your project is not funded this year, you are encouraged to apply for funding for the same, or different, projects in the future.


2017 grants awarded

2018 grants awarded

2019 grants awarded

2020 grants awarded

2021 grants awarded