Women’s Giving Circle (WGC) Grant

Grants to West Virginia and Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible
Areas to Enhance the Quality of Life for Women and Girls

GrantWatch ID#: 135628
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) - Women’s Giving Circle (WGC)


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Grants to West Virginia and Ohio nonprofits in eligible areas for programs that will enhance the lives of women and girls. Funding is intended for programs in the areas of education, physical and mental health, life skills, and violence and crime prevention.

Eligible communities include Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel Counties in West Virginia, and Belmont and Jefferson Counties in Ohio.

Organizations must address the following needs of women in the community:

- Increasing life skills of women and girls, i.e., Pre-K through 12 Education, Economic Empowerment, Physical and Mental Health, Violence, and Crime

- Encouraging the healthy development and personal authority of young girls

- Raising awareness of gender disparities in the community

In its grantmaking, the Women’s Giving Circle uses community research to develop initiatives, focuses on prevention and effective intervention, supports new ideas and untested efforts as well as programs that have demonstrated results and impact, and establishes expectations for sustainability, significant value and lasting impact.

The Women’s Giving Circle makes strategic, researched-based grants that facilitate systemic change to improve how women and girls are served in its community, applies creative solutions to critical needs, and produces a lasting and measurable impact on the lives of women and girls.

Applying organizations must be a non-profit tax-exempt organization pursuant to IRS section 501(c)(3).

Grants submitted by applicant organizations must meet the mission of the Women’s Giving Circle.

The following are excluded from consideration: organizations that promote a particular religious or political ideology; capital campaigns or endowments; dinner galas, advertising and other special fundraising events; contributions to the general fund of an organization; intermediary funding agencies; and scholarships.

Grant applications will be accepted October 2, 2017, through November 3, 2017.

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To apply:

Community Foundation
For The Ohio Valley, Inc.
1310 Market Street, Ste. 1
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: 304-242-3144
Fax: 304-234-4753

Debbie Bloomfield, Grants & Special Projects Administrator

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USA: Ohio: Belmont and Jefferson Counties;   West Virginia: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler and Wetzel Counties

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