Community Grants

The current Marietta Welfare League Community Grant cycle is now closed.  Any nonprofit organization that directly benefits Washington County, Ohio is encouraged to apply for funding in the 2020/21 cycle when that opens later this year.  Note: MWL Grants are project-based.  Funds will not be awarded for salaries or general operating expenses. Multiple applications may be accepted from organizations for different projects.  Partial funding of requests is possible. 

The 2019-20 MWL Grant cycle hit a RECORD-BREAKING amount:


Marietta Welfare League announces 2020 Community Grant award recipients

     With a RECORD-BREAKING $90,645 being awarded to 38 local organizations, The Marietta Welfare League is excited to present grant funding to area groups who greatly impact Washington County, Ohio.

     On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the members of Welfare League will host the recipients at The Betsey Mills Club.  The reception begins at noon and will feature a light luncheon and the presentation of grant checks to representatives of the groups. 

     This year’s grant recipients feature a diverse set of programming needs in our area.  Educational activities, health and safety concerns, and addressing hungry citizens are major portions of the 2020 grant funding.  People of all ages and backgrounds will benefit from the funded programs. 

     Online grant applications were accepted in October 2019 via the League’s website.  At that time 57 requests were made totaling nearly $200,000.  League members were given a month to review each application and met in early December to decide what funds were to go to which programs.  

     The money awarded in the MWL Community Grant program is raised through the group’s efforts at The League Shop, the coffee and gift shop located on the first floor of Marietta Memorial Hospital.  The Marietta Welfare League has owned and operated this retail space since 1957. 

     Marietta Welfare League is a non-profit organization based in Marietta, Ohio.  Since 1926 our members have served Washington County, Ohio through various charitable programs including the Shoe Tag Fund (which provides vouchers for children's shoes) and our Community Grant program.  The Marietta Welfare League operates The League Shop at Marietta Memorial Hospital. All profits from The League Shop go back to organizations serving the Washington County, Ohio community.  

2019/20 Marietta Welfare League Community Grant Recipients:
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 389 – Reading is Fundamental Program

  • Belpre Area Ministries – Emergency Assistance Fund

  • The Betsey Mills Club – (1) Automated External Defibrillator, (2) Parlor Restoration

  • Betsey’s Learning Tree – Life Vests for the Swimming Pool

  • Boys and Girls Club of Washington County – Upgrade Fire Detectors

  • Children’s Toy and Doll Museum – Summer Camp, food

  • Christ United Methodist Church – Afterschool program, fresh fruit

  • Compassionate Animal Resources for the Elderly – Veterinary services

  • Daily Bread Kitchen – Meat/Poultry Funding

  • Eve, Incorporated – Residence Hall assistance

  • Friends of Forgotten Felines – Veterinary Services

  • GoPacks – Childhood hunger program

  • Greater Marietta Community Food Pantry – Produce Cooler

  • Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley – Materials for House #108 in Veto area

  • Hervida 4-H Camp – Cooking Stoves for Camp

  • High Schools that Rock – Audio Equipment

  • House of Hope – Funds toward purchase of a transport van

  • Marietta Band Booster – Music stands

  • Marietta Children’s Choir – Sheet Music

  • Marietta Franciscan Community Meals – Provide meals to elderly and homebound persons

  • Marietta High School HPAC – Hygiene products for disadvantaged students

  • Memorial Health Foundation – Low-dose radiation CT machine for Belpre campus

  • Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre – Children’s Theatre Program

  • MOV Gift of Life – Assistance to local organ transplant patients

  • Newport Community Food Pantry – Refrigerator

  • Parents and Friends of the Hearing Impaired, Inc. – Hearing Aids for low-income individuals

  • Pioneer Pilots – Afterschool program, food

  • Presbyterian Church of Beverly – Backpack program, food

  • Right Path for Washington County – Fresh food program with local farmers and students

  • Scholars on Fourth – Afterschool program, food

  • Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring – Student Tours of Marietta

  • Tabby’s Clothesline at Marietta City Schools – Hygiene needs, lice treatment

  • United Church Homes, Harmar Place – Opening Minds Through Art program

  • Washington County Harvest of Hope – Ground beef

  • Washington County Historical Society – Archival storage

  • Washington Morgan Community Action – Family Packs for Headstart/WIC/Seniors

  • Washington State Community College – First generation Nursing Student assistance

  • WSCC Foundation – Campus Food Pantry


Total number of requests: 57

Total funds requested: $197,250.97

Total funds awarded: $90,645

39 grants were given to 38 local organizations

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