April 2022
Donor Impact Breakfast
We recently celebrated a few important things! Our first “real” event since 2019, our first Donor Impact Breakfast and the first opportunity to recognize two individuals who make our community GREAT!

WesBanco's Kim McCluskey was recognized with the Professional Advisor Appreciation Award and Rev. Darrell Cummings, of Bethlehem Apostolic Temple Church, received the Jerry Schmitt Community Service Award.

CFOV is grateful to have so many friends in philanthropy! Thanks, too, to the teams from the Capitol Theatre Ballroom and Sarah's on Main!

You can read Susie's remarks by clicking below!
On the Menu - Feedback!
We're working on programming for the return of On the Menu, our nonprofit strengthening series, and we need your help! We know the topic (mental wellness/burnout prevention) and we *think* we know the format, but we want to hear from you as it relates
to your willingness to gather TOGETHER in the same room!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have more to share? Email Jess at jess@cfov.org!
Would you attend an in-person workshop anticipated to take place late summer/early fall?
Is the topic of mental wellness/burnout prevention intriguing? It's been a LONG 2020 :)
Let CFOV Add to Your Toolbox
Child Care in the Ohio Valley
Graphic from https://www.childcareaware.org/picking-up-the-pieces/#affordability
*Learn more about Child Care Aware of America
Part of our work as a community leadership organization allows our team to take part in educational opportunities to expand our knowledge of known,
emerging or expanding challenges.

Last month, we highlighted a statistic about mental health and addiction.

This month, we're turning our attention to affordable child care, an area of focus identified as part of the Ohio County Community Needs Assessment. Although the assessment was specific to Ohio County, it is more than reasonable to consider identified issues as being present throughout the Ohio Valley.

Child care is the top household expense in three of four regions as defined by
Child Care Aware of America. It is now one of CFOV's areas of focus.

We thank our area's child care providers and look forward to learning
more about supporting the evolution of this critical sector.
Celebrate Mother's Day and the WGC
FACTS Impact Fund - Letter of Intent Now Accepted
Members of FACTS Impact, a donor advised fund administered by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, are pleased to announce the start of their third funding cycle.

The group has awarded $70,700 in grants since inception. The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless received $43,280 over a two-year period to support the Aim Hire and Jobs for Home projects. The Coalition was able to secure significant federal funds thanks to the grant awarded through FACTS. Goodwill Industries was recently awarded $27,420 to enhance elements of the organization’s existing pre-employment training programs.
The 2022 funding cycle opened March 15.
The deadline to submit a letter of intent is MAY 2.

This introductory phase of grantmaking offers
interested organizations an opportunity to
share high-level details of a funding request. 

From there, members of FACTS will review submitted proposals and extend invitations to selected organizations to submit a full grant application. 

The letter of intent process allows FACTS to learn about qualified grant seeking organizations in the greater Wheeling area actively engaged or interested in improving employability of area residents, especially those representing vulnerable communities.

If your organization serves individuals in the greater Wheeling area experiencing barriers to employment be sure to explore this funding opportunity!
WGC - Quarterly Meeting - THIS WEEK!
The next quarterly meeting of the Women's Giving Circle will be held
April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wheeling YWCA (1100 Chapline Street, Wheeling).

In addition to regular business, members will be participating in a reentry simulation
that is sure to be an eye-opening experience.

The activity requires planning and WGC members are asked to RSVP by April 18 (yesterday!).
Be sure to express your attendance plans!!

RSVPs can be provided by phone (304.242.3144) or by email to janet@cfov.org.
Did You Know?
90% of the work of the American Red Cross is made possible by VOLUNTEERS!

Here's a look at the work performed in the counties that comprise the
Red Cross Ohio River Valley in 2021 (1.1.2021 - 12.31.2021):
If volunteering is on your "to explore" list, you may want to consider
opportunities with the Red Cross!
CFOV and FDO - a Partnership to Support Your Organization!
We invite you to accept our invitation to explore the resources available through
Foundation Directory Online!

Grant seekers of all experience levels can benefit from this comprehensive service!
Plus, there's no time limit attached to your research when you use CFOV's resource center!

As a member of Candid's Funding Information Network, CFOV can share free public access to
databases and resources designed with grant seekers in mind.

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a GIANT database of funding opportunities.
Thanks to CFOV, this resource was previously available on the campus of Wheeling University
some years ago and under the umbrella of the Foundation Center. 
After some rebranding and fine tuning, the service is now a Candid product.  

Not only is it much more robust, but it is available
in our building and we'd love to see YOU!

CFOV's commitment to area nonprofits is certainly strengthened through this partnership. 
A dedicated space on the second floor of our building serves as a nonprofit resource center
and features workstations connected to the FDO.

When you are ready, reach out to us and make a reservation to use the
dedicated FDO database space on our second floor.

We look forward to supporting your grant seeking and thank the
Elizabeth Stifel Kline Foundation for providing the funding that allows
us to offer this resource to our community!
A Look Ahead
Dates to Remember
April 21 - WGC quarterly meeting
May 2 - FACTS Impact, LOI due