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

Copyright © 2015 Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation.

All Rights Reserved.

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.


Competitive Grant Deadline March 13

The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s competitive grants programs will award more than $100,000 this spring thanks to donors who have created field-of-interest funds that support the various program types listed son our Grants Page. Deadline for submitting applications is March 13th.
We have simplified the grant process, which now includes a 1-page fillable pdf application and up to three pages of narrative about the organization applying for the grant, and the program for which funding is being requested.

Virtually all of our competitive grants require completion of the funded program prior to a check being issued. Reimbursements are made after the appropriate grant report form is submitted to the community foundation.

Grants are awarded in the following categories:

Youth Grants ($500 to $5,000)

Frada Fine Berkeley County Education Grants ($500 - $3,000)

Housing Action Fund Grants ($500 to $2,000)

Jefferson County Historic Cemetery Grants ($2,500 to $5,000)

Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund Grants ($3,000 to $8,000)

Applications can be downloaded from our Grants web page.

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