Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation


Gather • Grow • Grant

Felicia Fuller, Finance & Administration Manager; Michael Whalton, Executive Director; and Amy Pancake, Affiliate Director & Scholarship/Grants Manager

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Scott Roach, President

Darlene Truman,


Lisa Welch


Diane Dailey,


Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Officers for 2014


    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 $15 in assets. In 2013, the average endowed fund at the Community Foundation enjoyed investment gains of more than 10% 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.

Eastern West Virginia

Community Foundation

229 East Martin Street, Suite 4

Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

phone:  (304) 264-0353 

facsimile:  (888) 507-8375



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    As our way of celebrating National Philanthropy Day and Community Foundations Week, EWVCF presented 37 Mini-Grants to Teachers, six Youth & Education Grants, two Historic Cemetery Grants, and one Housing in Action Grant during a reception following our Annual Board Meeting.

    Additionally, we recognized donors who have established Funds during the past year, businesses that support our efforts, and community leaders who have helped make the Eastern Panhandle a great place to live.

    The reception was held at the Purple Iris in Martinsburg. New this year was the Mini-Grants for Teachers program that, thanks to funding from the Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund and other donors, awarded a total of $12,439 in grants (up to $500 each) to Berkeley County Teachers. Response to the Mini-Grants program was overwhelming due to the simplicity of applying (a single page grant application) and the fact that teachers were encouraged to request funding for virtually any program or project that would help their students.

    We originally anticipated receiving a dozen or so Mini-Grant applications and awarding two or three grants, but instead received 166 applications and awarded 37 Mini-Grants. Special thanks to Elaine Bobo of Berkeley County Schools for getting the word out and helping with logistics.

    Based on the success of this program in Berkeley County, we have decided to expand the Mini-Grants for Teachers program to include Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties in the Fall of 2014.

    Call 304-264-0353 to learn more about our Partners in Philanthropy corporate sponsorship program.