Community Impact Grants

Grants to West Virginia and Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies
for Economic Development, Arts, Health, and Youth

GrantWatch ID#: 175846
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley


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Grants ranging between $1,500 to $5,000 to West Virginia and Ohio nonprofits, government agencies, schools, or faith-based organizations for programs that benefit eligible communities. Priority will be given to programs in the focus areas of health, arts, economic development, and children and youth in need. While these focus areas have been identified by the Foundation, they do not prohibit funding to projects that fall outside the areas should they be a great benefit to the community.

Focus Areas:

1) Economic Development - Job creation, job training, employability, addressing barriers to employment

2) Children and Youth in Need - Drug awareness and education, parenting skills, pediatric mental health

3) The Arts - Education, expanding the arts into all communities

4) Healthy Communities - Wellness

Eligible communities include:

West Virgina: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties
Ohio: Belmont and Jefferson Counties

Typically ranging between $1,500 - $5,000, not exceeding $10,000.

Eligible organizations must:

- Be a 501(c)(3) as determined by the IRS, faith-based organization, or government entity (i.e. libraries, schools, etc.)

- Provide services within the counties of Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler and Wetzel in West Virginia and Belmont and Jefferson in Ohio

- Be current on all final reports for grants from the Foundation; if your agency has a program currently being funded by the Foundation and your final report is not yet due, you must submit an interim report letting us know the progress of your program or project when applying for a new grant

Grants will not be made to individuals.

The foundation generally does not make grants to support: Annual appeals or fundraising campaigns, Organizations outside of our service area, Endowment campaigns, Sectarian religious purposes, Loans or loan pay-offs, General operating or maintenance grants for established organizations

Step 1: Submit an initial Letter of Intent online.

Letters of Intent will be accepted between September 19 – October 28, 2016.

Step 2: Upon approval and by invitation, you will be asked to submit a full Grant Application


Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

Debbie Bloomfield, Grants & Special Projects Administrator

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

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

West Virgina: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel Counties
Ohio: Belmont and Jefferson Counties

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