December 2021
Grant Deadlines Approaching
Women's Giving Circle - Grants Decision Meeting
The Women's Giving Circle will meet Thursday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.
The group will be gathering in the ballroom of the Stifel Fine Arts Center
(1330 National Road, Wheeling). A Zoom option will also be available.

This members only gathering will serve as the Grants Decision Meeting and
WGC dues must be paid by December 31, 2021 in order to vote.

Questions about the meeting or your membership?
Call 304-242-3144 or send an email!
2022 Scholarships
January 1 will mark the launch of CFOV's 2022 scholarship season,
which also includes a new online application platform! This software is a welcome addition to the scholarship process and features many elements that will streamline the applicant experience.

Although several of CFOV's scholarships have made the move online, there are others that will still utilize a paper application. Don't worry! The full scoop is available on the scholarship pages of our website and area guidance staff have been armed with all the details!

Questions about scholarships? Reach out! / 304.24.3144
Annual Report Sneak Peek!
We're excited about our most recent annual report and can't wait to share it!

While printing wraps up and we await delivery, we wanted to share the cover art
(with a shoutout to Mindi at Beyond Marketing) and a little bit about what you can expect to see inside!

The report is a snapshot of our last fiscal year, July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.
We were inspired by the word "impact" and shared snippets and stories that depict impact in action.

Join us in reflecting upon what impact means to you. We suspect you'll not struggle to find examples!

Keep an eye out for the publication - it'll be in mailboxes and posted on our website before long!
Year-End Giving
We've made it to the final month of the calendar year! The holidays bring a special charm and an elevated sense of appreciation for those people, places and things that make us whole.

It's no surprise that the holiday season also brings about an elevated interest in giving!
There's no shortage of opportunities to give of your time, talent and treasure this time (or any) of year.

No matter your motivation, CFOV offers a wide variety of opportunities
for you to achieve your giving goals.

Have questions about how to make the most out of your charitable giving?
Reach out to Nick, CFOV's development director, and he can walk you through the process!
Calling All College Students!
After a COVID-driven break, we're so excited to have CLIP on the calendar!

CLIP is the Community Leader Internship Program, CFOV's youth-retention initiative, that pairs area college students with internships in their field of study. These internships are paid and also paired with invaluable personal and professional development opportunities.

Applications are now open and can be found by visiting the Projects tab of

Questions? Reach out to Debbie at / 304.242.3144
WV Tax Credits Available - Act Now, Last Call is Near!!
Tax credits are still available and issued on a first come, first served basis.
Don't delay if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity
that improves the places we call home!
CFOV has received West Virginia Tax Credits to support
efforts focusing on addressing critical needs in area communities.

Several opportunities at CFOV are specifically designed to benefit our
neighbors and organizations in need and one of those is eligible for tax credits!

Read on to learn more about accessing tax credits:       
  • CFOV's Critical Needs Project for the Northern Panhandle will provide grant support to organizations addressing issues in our area's most distressed neighborhoods

Here's how it works (it's easy!):  
  • Make a gift of $500+ to CFOV for the benefit of the Critical Needs Project (checks must be payable to CFOV with the designation in the memo line)
  • Receive West Virginia Tax Credits for 50% of your gift 
  • Credits are awarded on a first come, first served basis and are often exhausted soon after announced

The fine print - 
If you itemize deductions on your Federal Income Tax Return, please be aware that the IRS is currently reviewing State Tax Credit Programs. As a result of this review, taxpayers who itemize may have their deductions reduced by the amount of State Tax Credit they receive. 

Taxpayers who do not itemize will see no change based on State Tax Credits.  We encourage all taxpayers to consult with your tax advisor for professional tax advice regarding this matter.

Support change through philanthropy by taking 
advantage of this beneficial opportunity! 

 To take part in this program or to learn more,  
call Nick at 304-242-3144 or send an email to
CFOV and FDO - a Partnership to Support Your Grantseeking!
We invite you to accept our invitation to explore the resources available through
Foundation Directory Online!

Grantseekers 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 grantseekers in mind.

The Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a GIANT database of funding opportunities and details.
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 grantseeking 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
Dates in December - grant application deadlines, see above for specifics
January 1 - CFOV scholarships open
January 27 - Women's Giving Circle, grants voting meeting, 5:30 p.m.