Grants | Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, welcomes grant applications for organizations in Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson Counties in Ohio. Organizations must address the following needs of women in our community:

  • Increasing life skills of women and girls, ie: Pre-K through 12 Education, Economic Empowerment, Physical and Mental Health, Violence and Crime
  • Encouraging the healthy development and personal authority of young girls
  • Raising awareness of gender disparities in our community

Grant Opportunity: 

Grant Applications will be accepted:

1st Monday in November through the 2nd Wednesday in December (5:00 PM)

Grants awarded in late January. Grant reports due the following January. 

Online applications are available through our grants management software Foundant Technologies. One request per organization will be considered.


In its grantmaking, the Women’s Giving Circle uses community research to develop initiatives, focuses on prevention and effective intervention, supports new ideas and untested efforts as well as programs that have demonstrated results and impact, and establishes expectations for sustainability, significant value and lasting impact

Goals: The Women’s Giving Circle makes strategic, researched-based grants that facilitates systemic change to improve how women and girls are served in its community, applies creative solutions to critical needs, and produces lasting and measurable impact on the lives of women and girls.


Applicant organization must be a non-profit tax-exempt organization pursuant to IRS section 501(c)(3)

Grants submitted by applicant organizations must meet the mission of the Women’s Giving Circle

The following are excluded from consideration: organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology; capital campaigns or endowments; dinner galas, advertising and other special fundraising events; contributions to the general fund of an organization; intermediary funding agencies; and scholarships.

In its grantmaking history, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded over $400,000 to projects supporting women and girls. Explore the last few years of projects supported by the Women’s Giving Circle below.

2020 Grants Awarded

2021 Grants Awarded

2022 Grants Awarded

2023 Grants Awarded