June 2022
After a COVID-driven hiatus, the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) is pleased to announce the 2022 Community Leadership Internship Program (CLIP) has resumed.

CLIP is a youth retention and community leadership initiative of the
Foundation that was established in 2013. 

Designed for college students who hail from the Ohio Valley, CLIP will continue to showcase the merits of the area by pairing participants with paid internships, professional/personal
development and networking opportunities. 

The goal of the seven-week program is to change the mindset of native college graduates and demonstrate possibilities do exist to “work here, live here and be here”. 

The program is supported by several sponsors and partners with a common interest in promoting and enhancing the area’s attractiveness to emerging professionals.

You may be wondering what a conference table full of magazines, scissors and glue sticks have to do with an internship program. That photo represents an important element of the personal development part of the program where participants create "vision boards". A vision board is a visual representation of goals, interests and likes that can help guide goal-setting and self-reflection. It's also a terrific bonding activity!

Don't worry, we can now see the conference room table!
Grants Awarded from the Stealey Community Fund
A dozen projects in and around the Middlebourne area have been selected to receive
support from the Stealey Community Fund!

The fund, administered by CFOV, has made grant awards possible for more than 20 years, allocating more than $3 million since its inception. An established advisory committee reviews submitted applications and makes award recommendations.

Ruth Stealey Green, the fund’s benefactor, established the fund to support the Middlebourne area, with a special emphasis on the areas she cared about most. The Stealey Community Fund is a wonderful example of legacy giving and we think
Ruth would be humbled to know what has been made
possible through her generosity and foresight.
WGC to be Honored as 2022 YSS Good Samaritan
The Women's Giving Circle has been named the YSS Good Samaritan for 2022!

The WGC has supported YSS for many years through grants directed
toward the transitional living programming.

The Good Samaritan recognition is humbly accepted and warmly appreciated.
We Want YOU to Explore Candid!
We LOVE sharing the fantastic resources available through the Candid suite of tools with our area's nonprofits. We really love how so many organizations have been able to
benefit from our gift bag program.

Since announcing the incentives, we've welcomed 11 organizations
to the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Nonprofit Resource Center!

Let's keep that momentum going! We want to host 25 organizations by June 30!
We're in the final stretch - help us get closer to 25!
Time to Close Up Shop?
Joan Garry offers an interesting take on a difficult point in the
journey of a nonprofit - the (potential) end.

Her thoughtful blog post includes some points to ponder.
WVNPA Continuing Education Opportunity
Our friends at the WVNPA have a super slate of programming on tap!
Here's a description from their website:

The ABC’s of 501c3’s
You have questions about nonprofit work. The good news is that you are likely not alone. Your peers probably have the same or similar questions. The great news is that the WVNPA finds the answers for you! Join us for our Summer Series: ABC’s of 501c3’s every other Wednesday beginning June 8th at 11 AM. Each week will feature a topic important to nonprofits across the Mountain state in a one-hour virtual session. Experienced professionals and consultants will answer questions that will strengthen your work – and your nonprofit.

You can see the schedule here.
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
We'll post important dates to remember here!