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Stealey Grants Support Middlebourne Community

The Stealey Community Fund has announced 2021 grant awards, which total $315,652.35 and will support 14 projects in Tyler County, with a special focus on Middlebourne.

The fund has made grant awards possible for more than 20 years, allocating more than $3 million since its inception.  The Stealey Community Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley with the advice of the Stealey Community Fund Advisory Board.

Ruth Stealey Green, the fund’s benefactor, stipulated projects must benefit the Middlebourne-area community and special consideration be given to programs and projects that will improve the quality of life of the residents of Middlebourne, such as improved library, recreational, municipal and youth services.  Green was a retired teacher who died at the age of 84 on February 14, 1996, at her home in Middlebourne.  She created the fund in honor of herself and her brother, Philip Stealey, who died in 1993.

Projects awarded through this grant cycle will enhance a wide variety of community and school-based opportunities and programs.

While all grant awards will make an impact in the community, significant awards include $85,050 to the Middlebourne Parks and Recreation Facilities, Inc., to support departmental operations, events and concession area upgrades and $159,501.85 to the Tyler County Board of Education for a variety of projects and programs benefiting students across all grade levels.

Complete grant listing:
Adams House Ministries – $25,268 for operating support
Council of Senior Tyler Countians, Inc. – $13,441.50 for center repairs and equipment
Middlebourne Park & Recreations Facilities, Inc. – $85,050 for operations, events and equipment upgrades
SilverStar Group Ltd. – $11,043.00 for ongoing youth programming
Tyler County 4H Leaders Association – $3,500 for Tyler County 4-H Camp programming
Tyler County Public Library – $17,848.00 for operating support
Tyler County Schools – $9,000 for the Middlebourne Career and Technology Education Student Summer Camp
Tyler County Schools – $8,952 for the Arthur I. Boreman Elementary School Day Plus program
Tyler County Schools – $7,500 for PreK-8th grade Farm to School Pop-Up Farmers’ Markets
Tyler County Schools – $52,000 for Tyler Consolidated Middle/High School Walking/Fitness Zone
Tyler County Schools – $15,000 for Tyler County Schools Student Success Center Support Programs
Tyler County Schools – $50,000 for Tyler Consolidated Middle and High Schools: Integrated Broadcasting Center
Tyler County Schools – $7,400 for the Middlebourne Education and Community Summer Development Program
Tyler County Schools – $9,649.85 for Knights Band keyboard instruments

The Stealey Community Fund accepts applications on an annual basis.  To learn more, please visit