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.


Two Rivers Giving Circle Fund Awards Environmental and Preservation Grants

Members of the Two Rivers Giving Circle recommended a total of $9,000 in Conservation and Preservation grants earlier this fall.  Programs and projects receiving funding were:

Historic Shepherdstown Commission and Museum – $1,500 for continued repairs to the wall of the Shepherd Family Cemetery.

Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society – $2,100 to prepare for interpretation of the Webb-Blessing House.

Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission – $ 500 for digitizing original sources for the WV GeoExplorer project.

North American Bushcraft School in Hedgesville – $1,000 to help cover the cost of materials for an outdoor classroom.

Potomac Valley Audubon Society – $1,500 to help establish a wetlands education site at Stauffer’s Marsh.

Town of Bath - Streetscapes Committee – $1,500 for Green infrastructure construction on Washington Street.

Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education – $ 900 to provide bus transportation for Morgan County public school classes to attend Environmental Education Programs at Wind Dance Farm.


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