September 2021
WV Tax Credits Available
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, 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

  • The Women's Giving Circle is building a community of women philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls. The goal is to assist women and girls achieve lifetime goals that might not otherwise be attainable without the support provided by the giving circle.

  • The FACTS Impact Fund was established in 2019 by a group of caring and influential community members with a desire to address regional challenges through philanthropy. Grants from this fund support organizations helping those in need overcome challenges, learn new skills, gain confidence and make connections.

Here's how it works (it's easy!):  
  • Make a gift of $500+ to the Critical Needs Project, Women's Giving Circle or FACTS Impact Fund
  • 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
Community Impact Grants
We're pleased to invite our area's nonprofits to submit a pre-application for the Community Impact Fund.

Grants from this fund are made possible by donors who made contributions to CFOV knowing the resources would be deployed the address ever-changing community needs.

Take a peek at the details above and visit here if you'd like to learn more!
Barth - Application Deadline Approaching!
The application period for the Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust
grant opportunity closes September 16!

The Barth Charitable Trust, administered by Wesbanco Bank, Inc., seeks to make annual grants for use by non-profit organizations in West Virginia with preference, though not exclusively, to those organizations from the City of Sistersville, West Virginia and Tyler County, West Virginia areas that seek program support within stated policy and procedure guidelines. Civic and governmental entities may also be considered.

There is no specific funding priority and the minimum grant request is recommended to be $5,000.

Since its 2016 inception, the competitive grant component of the Barth Charitable Trust
has awarded $635,804 to support projects throughout Sistersville and Tyler County.

Applications will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee, comprised of community
stakeholders and trust advisors.

To apply, please visit http:/ Questions can be directed to the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley by calling 304-242-3144 or by emailing
Nonprofit Strengthening Opportunity - final session in the Candid series!
Our learning journey with Candid comes to an end this month!

The final installment of this On the Menu series is slated for September 21

We want to arm YOU with the tools and skills you need to successfully engage with the software to help strengthen your funding prospects and deepen your funding pool.

Join us for the next session!
Our Candid trainer will be walking us through an introduction to corporate giving.

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways and this session will expand your understanding and maximize opportunities to engage.

Here's an overview of the course:
This class provides a basic overview of:
  • The different types of corporate giving
  • What motivates corporations to give
  • How to find potential corporate partners
  • Defining different types of corporate philanthropy and their motivations.
  • Learning how to find information about different types of corporate philanthropy.

Remember, CFOV has these tools available for our community and we would love to host your research in the dedicated and comfortable space we've created on our second floor!

There is NO COST to participate in the series and we hope you'll make
space in your schedule to join us. These are stand-alone sessions - that means you can join in any combination that makes sense with your interest and availability.

And! If you can't join us, register anyway!
Our facilitator, Susan Shiroma from Candid, will send the session and
supporting materials to all registrants!
Women's Giving Circle to Meet
The Women's Giving Circle will meet October 20
at 5:30 p.m. at Oglebay's Garden Bistro.  

Members are welcome to enjoy dinner on their own
(with fellow members!) after the meeting concludes.

This is a great opportunity to share the WGC with a potential member!

And, we're pleased to share a new membership option - the lifetime membership!
A one-time gift of $5,000 secures your membership...for all time!

Have questions? Give us a call - 304-242-3144
Back to School - Sort of!
Bus stops and bookbags are all around us - school is in session!
But, you don't need to be in a classroom to learn!

Here's an opportunity to engage in some recreational reading that
can transfer to your work in the nonprofit field.

Joan Garry offers her top picks for nonprofit professionals in this edition of her podcast.

(Bonus: the weather is changing and it'll soon be a perfect time to cozy up with a good book!)
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!

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 now available in our building!

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.

Although attendance at these sessions is not required to be a successful grantseeker,
they will certainly help to orient you to become an efficient researcher!

In addition to the facilitated On the Menu sessions, Candid has a huge
tutorial library full of resources to get you ready to search!

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

This in-person setting is NOT the same thing as the limited day pass mentioned during our April Zoom session.

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
September 16 - Barth Charitable Trust applications due
September 21 - On the Menu, Introduction to Corporate Giving
October 19 - Pre-apps for Community Impact Fund due
October 20 - Women's Giving Circle Meeting, 5:30 p.m. - Oglebay's Garden Bistro