March 2022
GIVE Belmont County Grants Announced
The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) and its affiliate, GIVE Belmont County, recently announced grant awards totaling $50,460 to organizations supporting projects in Belmont County.

This year's grants support a wide variety of projects ranging from playground improvements, museum enhancements, equipment for first responders and much more!

Click below to get the full scoop!
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 opens March 15 (TODAY!) and features a letter of intent process. 
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!
Stealey Community Fund - Apply Now!
Substance Use and Mental Health
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*organization description from Ohio Opioid Education Alliance Facebook page
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.

It is no secret that our region continues to struggle with substance use and its companion issues.
In fact, substance use disorder is one of CFOV's areas of focus.

A recent call hosted by Philanthropy Ohio included remarks about the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance, a public-private partnership focused on raising awareness of the addiction crisis in Ohio and eliminating stigmas associated with addiction and mental illness*.

The content confirmed there is plenty of opportunity for strides to be made when it comes to changing the narrative when it comes to mental health and addiction. A special emphasis was placed on the "Beat the Stigma" campaign. Regardless of your state of residency, please take a moment to explore this resource and consider expanding your understanding of this critical community issue.
WGC - Quarterly Meeting
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.

RSVPs can be provided by phone (304.242.3144) or by email to
Grant Training Opportunity
Check out this training opportunity hosted by our friends at Volunteer West Virginia!
The links in the image below are not live, so be sure to use the "click here to learn more"
button at the bottom of this segment!
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
March 15 (today!) - LOI available for FACTS Impact Fund
April 15 - Stealey Community Fund, applications due
April 21 - WGC quarterly meeting