This year, our foundation will not be holding our annual in-person grantee luncheon. However, 2022 will not end without sending our deepest gratitude to our grantee partners who completed their various projects and grants in the past year.
In lieu of the funds that would have been spent for the luncheon, we are sending our grantee partners a small gift with a nominal amount. With this gift, we encourage them to celebrate with their staff and colleagues who were part of the grant. We know that celebrating successes is important. This gift is our small way of saying Thank You for all the hard work. Congratulations to our grant partners!
We recognize 19 organizations who completed grants from the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program. These organizations received a total of $69,600.
Adams House Ministries, Middlebourne, WV – for fresh produce vouchers for Tyler County residents.
Belpre Area Ministries, Belpre, OH – to purchase food and food vouchers for their food pantry.
Children’s Hunger Alliance, Columbus, OH – for summer meals for children in Meigs County.
Colonial House, Parkersburg, WV – to purchase fresh produce.
GFWC Parkersburg Women’s Club, Parkersburg, WV – to provide weekend nutritious snacks to students at Jefferson Elementary School.
Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, Worthington, OH – for non-perishable food and fresh produce to support their mobile food pantries in Athens and Meigs Counties.
Meigs County Farmers’ Market, Pomeroy, OH – for farmers’ market supplies to promote healthy eating.
Parents & Friends of the Hearing Impaired, Marietta, OH – to purchase or repair hearing aids for low income deaf and hard of hearing persons residing in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Athens County, Athens, OH – to provide free transportation for pregnant mothers to medical appointments and to support the purchase of maternity clothing.
Ripley Nazarene Mission Baby Pantry, Ripley, WV – to purchase diapers and wipes.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh & Morgantown, Morgantown, WV – to supplement the cost of guest family stays for Mid-Ohio Valley residents while their children are in the hospital.
Savannah’s Closet, Ravenswood, WV – for clothing, shoes, and hygiene items for children in the foster care system and those in emergency need.
South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, WV – to purchase food for students at Gihon, Martin, and Fairplans Elementary Schools for the backpack ministry program.
The Betsey Mills Corporation, Marietta, OH – to purchase healthy snacks for children.
The Hope Shop, Elizabeth, WV – to purchase fresh food, cleaning and personal hygiene supplies, as well as multi-vitamins for their clients.
The Salvation Army of Marietta, Marietta, OH – to support night stays at hotels for people without adequate shelter during the winter in Washington County.
Washington County Harvest of Hope, Marietta, OH – for healthy lean protein to distribute to food pantries and meal sites in Washington County.
Wood County Society, Parkersburg, WV – to assist in the purchase of assistive technology that enables people with disabilities to live healthy, independent lives.
From our Responsive Grants Program, we acknowledge a total of 49 organizations who were awarded a total of $729,555. Listed below are our grantee partners according to priority area.
American Friends Service Committee, Milton, WV – to provide support for policy advocacy work at the legislative and administrative level, including COVID relief measures, expanding child nutrition programs, and ending restrictions on SNAP eligibility.
Building Bridges to Careers, Marietta, OH – for program support that engages area students in developing solutions to community and health related problems as well as provide career development in the health and behavioral health fields.
Circles Campaign of MOV, Parkersburg, WV – to support the Resource Coordinator who connects participants to critical resources and services.
Community Resources, Parkersburg, WV – to support the hiring of a full-time driver to transport seniors and those in recovery to appointments.
Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, Millfield, OH – to support the purchase of equipment, tools, and training materials for their home repair and rehabilitation program that will train people experiencing employment barriers.
MOV Regional Council, Parkersburg, WV – to support seniors in maintaining their independence in their own homes.
Nazareth Farm, Salem, WV – for home repair equipment for homes in Ritchie County.
Pilot Club of Jackson County, Ripley, WV – for multi-year support to assist individuals in Jackson County with dental costs who meet financial and dental guidelines.
Pleasants County Neighbor Network, St. Marys, WV – for operating support.
Recovery Point of WV, Huntington, WV – to provide oral health care services to men entering the first phase of the long-term recovery program. This is in partnership with the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department.
Rising Suns Non – Profit Pharmacy, Athens, OH – for multi-year operating support for their new nonprofit pharmacy to assist people in obtaining necessary medications while reducing cost barriers.
Voices for Children Foundation-CASA Program, Parkersburg, WV – to support direct services provided to abused and neglected children in the Mid-Ohio Valley and continue the recruitment and training of community volunteers.
Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH – to support the Success Coach for their EARN program which trains non-traditional students to become registered nurses.
Washington County Homeless Project, Marietta, OH – to provide compensation for an off-duty law enforcement individual during the hours of operation of the drop-in center which offers support for those experiencing homelessness.
Welcome Home SIS, Byesville, OH – to support women in transitional housing and improve their chances of successfully reentering their communities and reuniting with loved ones.
West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, Charleston, WV – to support a pilot project engaging communities of color in Wood County to investigate racial inequities in health care and health care access.
WV Health Right, Charleston, WV- for multi-year support in assisting the purchase of dental supplies and in providing dental services for low-income uninsured and underinsured adults for their mobile dental clinic in Roane County.
Healthy Eating, Active Living
Appalachian Conservation Corps, Beckley, WV – to connect local youth and community members to the Bailey’s Trail System in Athens County. Young adults will also be on site to help build more trails while strengthening leadership skills and promoting healthy outdoor recreation.
Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, Marietta, OH – to support the purchase and installation costs of the floor for their gym renovation.
Catholic Charities WV, Wheeling, WV – to support the purchase of a box truck with a refrigeration unit to provide more fresh food for the mobile pantry.
Community Food Initiatives, Athens, OH – to support community food access efforts in Athens County as well as design a Nourishing Networks train-the-trainer program.
FAO/Meigs County Foundation, Nelsonville, OH – to purchase materials for a school-based food pantry for students in Meigs County Schools.
Fort Frye Local Schools, Beverly, OH – to support the renovation of the tennis courts in Beverly.
Golden Girl Group Home, Ceredo, WV – to purchase fitness equipment for a group home serving adolescent girls from the Mid-Ohio Valley.
GoPacks, Marietta, OH- to support the AmeriCorps VISTA serving Marietta.
Memorial Health System/Sistersville General Hospital, Sistersville, WV – for fresh produce, management, and diagnostic testing for patients in the FARMacy program, which focuses on providing locally grown produce as medicine to improve patients’ health.
O’Neill Senior Center, Marietta, OH – to purchase interactive equipment for educational programs for seniors.
Pleasants County Parks and Recreation, St. Marys, WV – to purchase equipment and materials for recreational programs.
River of Life Care Closet, Rutland, OH – to support the purchase of a refrigerated box truck.
Roane County PATCH, Spencer, WV – to support the expansion of educational facilities for students and volunteers to learn about healthy, sustainable living.
Rural Action, The Plains, OH – to support the produce prescription distribution program in health care settings in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Washington-Morgan Community Action, Marietta, OH – to support their summer program which provides hot nutritious lunches to children in New Matamoras, Beverly, Lower Salem and Lowell.
The Wirt County Missional Group, Elizabeth, WV – to support the maintenance and fuel costs for the truck used to pick up food donations.
Village Productions, Amesville, OH -to support the upgrade of the kitchen to meet local health codes.
Wood County Senior Citizens Association, Parkersburg, WV – for capacity building support.
WV Oral Health Coalition, Charleston, WV – to purchase water bottle refilling stations for all 63 schools in Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood counties.
Mental Health and Addiction
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Parkersburg, WV – to support their financial literacy program helping people in recovery.
Cornerstone Gospel Church, Vienna, WV – to help maintain the transport of individuals to and from recovery programs.
Ely Chapman Education Foundation, Marietta, OH – for multi-year support for the position of the Health and Wellness Facilitator who will help foster children’s mental and physical health and well-being.
Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation, Parkersburg, WV- to support the Outreach Coordinator who assists attorneys and their clients in child abuse and neglect cases.
Hope House, Ravenswood, WV – to support operating costs as they expand their space and services for women in recovery.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, La Plata, MD – to assist in purchasing supplies for a program which supports the mental health of disabled veterans in Parkersburg and surrounding areas.
SW Resources, Parkersburg, WV – to support participants in recovery attending their training and employment program.
We Have Your Six, Parkersburg, WV – for operating support to support their mission in assisting veterans who are homeless.
Westbrook Health Services, Parkersburg, WV – to purchase equipment for a multimedia studio that will produce episodes informing the community on mental health issues.
Wirt County Recovery, Elizabeth, WV – to assist with health expenses and transportation for people in recovery.
Women for Recovery, Athens, OH – to support women residents in a sober living environment with healthy eating habits and a sense of community.
WV Kids Count, Charleston, WV – to support partnerships with child-focused organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley with data and advocacy tools to positively impact mental health and addiction in the lives of families and children.
We also acknowledge two collaborative grants totaling $75,000.
HAPCAP (Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action), a collaboratieve grant in partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville, OhioHeath O’Bleness Hospital, and the Sisters Health Foundation to support the Southeast Ohio Foodbank and member pantries.
Marietta College for their program Nonprofits LEAD in support of capacity building for Mid-Ohio Valley nonprofits.