The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation awarded more than $30,000 in Grants during its Partners in Philanthropy Celebration in November. Representatives from several of the nonprofit organizations receiving grants were recognized for their outstanding work in the community.


   Grantmaking programs that require you to fill out a grant application are posted in the left hand column of this web page. eGrant Budget Forms are in the center column. And, grant reporting forms are also in the center column. 

    Each of our competitive grantmaking funds is different so please spend time downloading and reviewing the fund guidelines to ensure that your program request is a fit.

   Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for one of our grants may apply by using the on-line eGrant Application.

   In addition to our competitive grants, we also provide a number of donor-recommended grants, for which no application or final report is required. In these cases, grants and details about the grants are sent to area charities with no advance communication.  So, for those charities that receive an unexpected check in the mail from the Community Foundation, Congratulations!

   Be sure to receive up-to-date information from us.  Email your charity’s email contact information to be put on our eNews mailing list.


Applying for a Grant and Reporting on a Grant Received

     The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation will award over $100,000 in grants this spring thanks to donors who have created endowed funds to support the programs listed below. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that serve the Eastern Panhandle are eligible to apply for grants from the programs listed below. Proposals will be accepted through March 14th. All grant proposals are to be submitted electronically via the web site.  Organizations interested in applying for a grant should download the appropriate Grant Guidelines, then create an account on the eGrant site (if you haven’t already done so), fill out the application, and submit it electronically.

Youth Grants ($500 to $5,000)

Our Youth Grants fund educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, or community based programs serving children in the Eastern Panhandle. Several field of interest funds underwrite these grants. They include the Tom & Virginia Seely Children's Fund, the C. Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund, and the Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund.

Click to download instructions:

Youth Grants Instructions.doc

Berkeley Education Grants

($500 to $5,000)

Nonprofit organizations, pre-schools, and K-12 public schools serving Berkeley County can apply for grants to support tutoring programs, help develop preparatory skills, assist mentoring programs, provide necessary nutrition to encourage learning, and fund small capital needs within the schools. Support for these grants comes from the Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund which was established by a trust held by BB&T.

Click to download instructions:

Berkeley Education Grant Instructions.doc

Housing Action Fund Grants

($500 to $2,500)

Nonprofit organizations that address homelessness and/or affordable housing with an emphasis on those serving high need populations and underserved towns in the tri-county area. EWVCF Housing Grants are supported by the Housing Action Fund that was created by Dan Ryan Builders in 2005. 

Click to download instructions:

Housing Action Grant Instructions.doc

Jefferson County Historic

Cemetery Grants

($2,500 to $5,000)

Historic cemeteries in Jefferson County, interested in the maintenance, repair, restoration, preservation, and beautification of Civil War era graves and burial plots are encouraged to apply for these grants which are funded by the Helen Parker Willard Fund.

Click to download instructions:

Jefferson Cemetery RFP.doc

To submit a grant proposal, please click here to go to the web site.


If you’ve received a grant and need to provide us with an interim or final report, download these forms.

W. Randy Smith Family Fund Report Form

Arts In Education Grant Report Form

Berkeley County Education Grant Report

Two Rivers Grant Report.doc

Youth Advisory Council Grants Report Form

Youth Grant Report Form

Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

229 East Martin Street, Suite 4

Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

phone:  (304) 264-0353 

facsimile:  (888) 507-8375

Click Here to Download an eGrant Budget FormGrants_files/eGrant%20Budget%20Form_1.doc

Our new Mini-Grants for Teachers program was introduced in Berkeley County last year. We received 166 Mini-Grant proposals and funded 37 of them. Grant amounts ranged from $60 to $500 and programs included robotics, PE “Stackers”, an Alto Xylophone, the Autism Cafe, chemistry equipment, Kindle readers, wood chisels, and so much more. Twenty-five of the teachers, along with Berkeley County Superintendent Manny Arvon and several Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation donors attended the organization’s Partners in Philanthropy Celebration on November 14th at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg.

Click the link below to access the web site where you can create an account and submit a grant proposal.

To Access the eGrant Web Site and Apply for a Grant, Click Here.

The Two Rivers Giving Circle recognizes individuals who dedicate time and talent to conservation and preservation causes. In the fall, the Giving Circle provides grants to nonprofit organizations working in these fields. Look for grant guidelines in the Spring.

Berkeley County School Teacher Trisha Palmer works with nonverbal students. Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation, new iPads and software now help each of her students communicate.  In a presentation to EWVCF board members, Mrs. Palmer explained the profound impact the technology has had on her students.

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