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Women’s Giving Circle to Accept Grant Applications

The Women’s Giving Circle, an initiative of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, will accept grant applications November 2 through December 16.

The giving circle format creates a unique approach to philanthropy by pooling the resources of members who wish to support a common interest.  CFOV’s Women’s Giving Circle seeks to empower women and girls through research-based grantmaking.  Since its inception ten years ago, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded $355,191 to organizations across the Ohio Valley in support of projects that fulfill the group’s identified interests.

Specifically, the Women’s Giving Circle seeks to fund organizations that increase life skills for women and girls, encourage the healthy development and personal authority of young girls or raise awareness of gender disparities in our communities.  The annual competitive grant process provides organizations doing work in that space an opportunity to seek support for projects that will make a difference for women and girls living, learning and prospering in the Ohio Valley.

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.

Applications are available by visiting here.  The application period will close at noon on December 16.  Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley by calling 304-242-3144 or by emailing