A Season of Giving

Locally owned businesses undeniably play a major role in the vitality of the communities in which they are situated. From sustaining the local economy, to providing jobs to area residents, and supporting the community’s overall well-being, locally owned businesses truly appreciate and value their neighbors.

A prime example of such generosity can be found right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. “Superior Toyota and the Hathaway Family are true champions for our region’s nonprofit organizations and charitable endeavors,” said Heather Allender, President & CEO of the Marietta Community Foundation (MCF). “Their support has helped to bring our community closer together by connecting individuals, non-profits and local businesses.”


For the past four years, Superior Toyota located on Seventh Street in Parkersburg, WV, has served as the lead sponsor for MCF’s “Grant Your Grant” nonprofit challenge, helping to leverage more than $61,000 in grant awards to Washington County nonprofits. The challenge, held during National Community Foundation Week (November 12th through the 18th annually), offers nonprofit organizations in Washington County, Ohio, the opportunity to win grant awards to further provide their services and meet the needs of the community.

While many community members may be familiar with our local non-profits, the challenge provides an added opportunity for them to obtain a newfound understanding of all that they do. Each of the participants agree that the “Grant Your Grant” Challenge is a very exciting and innovative way to engage the community and raise awareness about many of the active and deserving non-profits within the area.

Just this past week, Superior Toyota announced their support for the “Grant Your Grant” challenge again for next year.

“We are so grateful to Superior Toyota Hyundai for their generous donation,” Allender commented. “I’m eager to see what their continued generosity is able to accomplish throughout our community.”