PARKERSBURG — Forty-one nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Ohio Valley were awarded grants by the Sisters Health Foundation totalling $397,595 in fall grants.
“This cycle, Healthy Eating Active Living requests were numerous as food prices continue to rise and many families are on fixed-incomes,” Sr. Molly Bauer, senior program officer for Sisters Health, said. “Thirteen of our Basic Needs/Direct Service awards and six of our responsive Healthy Eating, Active Living awards address food insecurity and have a nutrition and healthy eating component.”
Twenty organizations providing direct services, such as food and emergency assistance, received $55,000 from the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program: Belpre Area Ministries, $2,000; Catholic Charities WV, Wheeling, $5,000; Christ United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, $1,800; FAO/Meigs County Foundation, Nelsonville, $3,000; Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Spencer, $4,000; Meigs United Methodist Cooperative Parish, Pomeroy, $3,850; Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless, $4,500; Ripley Nazarene Mission Baby Pantry, $1,500; Ritchie County Family Resource Network, $2,500; Roane County Helping Hand, $3,750; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, $1,500; Savannah’s Closet, Ravenswood, $3,000; South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, $3,000; The Hope Shop, Elizabeth, $4,150; The Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, $850; The Salvation Army of Marietta, $5,000; Torch UMC, Coolville, $2,000; Voices of the Streets Essentially Yours, Parkersburg, $1,000; Wesley UMC, Vienna, $600; West Central Regional Drug Court, Parkersburg, $2,000.
Twenty-one organizations received support totaling $342,595 for their efforts addressing the health needs in the priority areas of Healthy Eating-Active Living, Thriving Neighborhoods and Mental Health and Addiction.
Healthy Eating-Active Living Priority Area: Calhoun County Committee on Aging, $5,000; Federal Valley Resource Center, Stewart, $11,200; Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action, $20,000; Live Healthy Appalachia, Athens, $20,000; Roane County PATCH, $20,000; Washington County Agricultural and Mechanical Association, $5,000; Washington County Health Department, $4,550; West Virginia University Extension Family Nutrition Program, $10,000.
Thriving Neighborhoods Priority Area: Athens City-County Health Department, $10,000; Cairo Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000; Community Resources, Parkersburg, $12,000; Glow Movement, Ravenswood, $1,250; Pleasants Christian Outreach Center, St. Marys, $4,000; Roane County Family Healthcare, $35,000; Washington State Community College, $50,000.
Mental Health and Addiction Priority Area: Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, Athens, $18,595; Cornerstone Gospel Church, Vienna, $1,000; Hope House, Ravenswood, $45,000; Marietta College, $20,000; Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program, Nelsonville, $40,000; Voices for Children Foundation, CASA Program, Parkersburg, $5,000.
The next due date for requests under the priority areas of mental health and addiction, thriving neighborhoods and healthy eating-active living is midnight Jan. 18.
Submit a full application for the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program or a letter of inquiry for the Responsive Grants Program.
Nonprofits are encouraged to contact Bauer at 304-424-6080 or email@example.com with questions about whether their grant request may be a good fit for the Basic Needs/Direct Service Grants Program. Letters of inquiry for the Responsive Grants Program may be submitted online at www.sistershealthfdn.org without scheduling a prior phone conversation.
The foundation serves 11 counties in the Mid-Ohio Valley in West Virginia and southeast Ohio: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood, Athens, Meigs and Washington counties.
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