Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation


Students interested in applying for one of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation scholarships should thoroughly review the information on our Scholarship Web Page, then download the appropriate Guidelines, Application Forms, FAQ info, Scholarship Resources, and other information as needed. Scholarship Applications are due March 2, 2015

Gather • Grow • Grant

We have been serving donors and charitable organizations in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia since 1995.  To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first community foundation, we have established our Centennial Visionary Fund with gifts from all of our sitting board members. We hope you will consider joining us in building a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Nancy McKeithen, Communications Associate; Felicia Fuller, Finance & Administration Manager; Michael Whalton, Executive Director; Amy Pancake, Affiliate Director & Scholarship Coordinator

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Scott Roach President

Darlene Truman


Lisa Welch


Charles “Chip” Hensell III



    The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is about Local Leadership . . . overseeing Local Assets . . . meeting Local Needs . . .

   Our Mission?  To improve the quality of life in the Eastern Panhandle by building permanent endowment to benefit Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties.

   Our Vision?  To Gather Grow and Grant.  Our goal is to build or gather a permanent endowment for our community.  Gifts of any amount build our local strength.  Rather than spend your gift, we invest it, and grow its worth.  Then, each year, earnings from the investments are used to provide grants to charities and scholarships to students in our community.

Our Organization? Established in 1995, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation has grown to be one of the largest grantmakers in the region with more than $17 million in assets. In 2013, the average endowed fund at the Community Foundation enjoyed investment gains of more than 14% for the year. And, during the past four years, a total of slightly more than $3.5 million was granted to local nonprofit organizations and charitable causes.

  All of our financial records are open for inspection and many can be downloaded from our web site. To access our annual audit or IRS Form 990 follow this link to the “About Us” page on our web site.


Partners in Philanthropy Sponsorship Program

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and we want to invite local businesses to become one of our Corporate Partners in Philanthropy.  The community foundation relies on corporate support to help us fund the quality services and programming upon which we’ve built our reputation.  Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $3,500 and support from the business community helps us award more than $100,000 in scholarships during our Scholars & Donors Reception, and nearly $120,000 in Youth and Education Grants to nonprofit organizations this spring. Your financial support provides the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation with resources to fund our programs, allows us to focus even more attention on our grantmaking mission, and helps us offer Nonprofit Education Training workshops.

Download our Partners in Philanthropy Sponsor Form and fill it out today, or call us at 304-264-0353 to learn more.

Eastern West Virginia

Community Foundation

229 East Martin St., Suite 4

Martinsburg, WV  25401

phone:  (304) 264-0353 

facsimile:  (888) 507-8375



2015 Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Officers