September 2022
Mental Wellness Workshop - Scholarships Available!
We are more than excited to share a very special opportunity
designed for our nonprofit and community partners!

We're pleased to be joined by the River Valley Health Foundation and the
Sisters of St. Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation to host a concentrated,
three-part workshop series focused on burnout prevention -
a timely and productive topic.
City of Wheeling - ARPA Recovery Grant Program
CFOV and the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley have been allocated $1,000,000
in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from the City of Wheeling to distribute to qualified
organizations through a competitive grant process.

These funds come with very prescribed regulations associated with COVID-19 recovery/response and future community growth and stability.
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
Looking Out for Our Kids
Check out this installment of LOOK, hosted by Marshall County Schools.

We all know it takes a community to care for our children and that includes learning about the challenges facing today's youth. The speaker, Alicia Kozakiewicz, is from Pittsburgh and was abducted at age 13 by a person she met online.
Endowment Building Opportunity - with a MATCH!
The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley received an unrestricted bequest gift from the Estate of Pauline Barnes. Ms. Barnes was a lifelong resident of the Ohio Valley and a graduate of Bridgeport High School and West Liberty State College (now West Liberty University).

CFOV has decided to use the generous gift to help encourage local nonprofits to add to—or create—their own agency endowment funds.

Through the Pauline Barnes Memorial Endowment Program, contributions to Agency Funds
at CFOV will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 ($20,000 total).

Interested in learning more? Reach out to Nick at or 304.242.3144
Brush Up on Your "Fiscal" Fitness!
The Wallace Foundation, a foundation focused on learning and enrichment, has an impressive set of financial resources available through its StrongNonprofits Toolkit.

From budgeting how-to all the way to governance, this free toolkit offers something for everyone - regardless of your "fiscal" fitness level!
Class is in Session
The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management just released its latest course catalogue!
There's a little bit of everything to help you meet your goals!
We STILL Want YOU to Explore Candid! (Incentives are almost gone!)
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 22 organizations
to the Elizabeth Stifel Kline Nonprofit Resource Center!

Just a few of our special incentives remain and hope you'll
consider visiting to learn more about the wide world of grants!

We're also energized by those Candid users who have made visiting the
resource center a standing item of the 'to-do list'!

Allow us the opportunity to show you what's out there
and how to refine your funding search!
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
Mental Wellness Workshop - September 30
City of Wheeling ARPA Recovery Grant Deadline - October 21
Community Impact LOI Submission Period - November 14 - December 2