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Women’s Giving Circle Awards Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle announced grant awards totaling $54,775 to 10 organizations during a recognition event held today.

The Women’s Giving Circle, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, seeks to empower through philanthropy by making strategic, researched-based grants supporting projects serving women and girls.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Project Amount
Challenger Learning Center Girls in Space – educational experience for girls in grades 6-8 to learn about space and STEM careers $4,000


City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department “An Even Field” self-defense programming for females $2,500
Oglebay Institute Tuition assistance for girls to attend OI Summer Camps $5,000
SMART Center Support for GEMS Camp – Girls Enjoying Math and Science $2,275
The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley Girls Who Code – support for year two $1,500
The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. Female Empowerment Program $9,500
Wheeling Health Right, Inc. Farmacy – Access to fresh, organic produce for female patients managing chronic illness $5,000
WVNCC Foundation Emergency Assistance for Female Students $5,000
YWCA – Wheeling Program support for Women Inspired in New Directions program $5,000
Youth Services System, Inc. Healing and support for young women in transitional living program $15,000

The WGC is building a community of philanthropists and creating a legacy to address the needs of women and girls in areas served by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.  In its grantmaking history, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded over $250,000 to projects supporting women and girls.  To learn how to become a member of the WGC, please call CFOV at 304-242-3144 or visit and click on the grants tab.