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Women’s Giving Circle Grants – Empowering Through Philanthropy

Eleven organizations serving women and girls in all corners of the CFOV service area have received grants from the Women’s Giving Circle.

The Women’s Giving Circle, an initiative 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 totaling $45,450 were awarded to the following organizations:

Organization Name Project Description Awarded
Crittenton Services, Inc Nurturing Parent Programming $2,000.00
Family Service – Upper Ohio Valley Nutrition and Food Security for Elderly Women $4,000.00
Marshall County Family Resource Network The Closet of Hope: Projects Supporting Girls and Young Women $2,000.00
Municipal Park District of Powhatan Point, Ohio Lifeguard training $3,250.00
Oglebay Institute Summer Camp Scholarship Opportunities for Girls $3,000.00
The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. Female Empowerment Program $5,200.00
Wheeling Country Day School Girls with Dreams become Women with Vision $3,000.00
Wheeling Health Right Inc FARMacy for Female Patients with Chronic Illness $5,000.00
WVNCC Foundation Emergency Assistance for Female Students $4,000.00
Young Women’s Christian Association of Wheeling, WV 2nd Chance Empowerment Project $5,000.00
Youth Services System, Inc. Providing Help, Hope and Housing to Young Women in Transition $9,000.00

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 $400,000 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.