We are currently accepting grant applications for two separate programs. Our new Wide-Ranging Grant applications may be submitted year-around.
Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund Grant applications must be submitted by July 31.
Guidelines for the two grant programs are summarized below. Click on the header to download the application and full instructions.
EWVCF Wide-Ranging Grant Application
This new category of competitive grants is being introduced by the Community Foundation to help fund special programs and projects that don’t qualify for EWVCF Youth or Education grants. Applications for EWVCF Wide-Ranging Grants will be accepted year-around from nonprofit organizations in all three counties. Grants will normally range from $500 to $2,500. The amount available for distribution this year is limited, with funding coming from our Partners in Philanthropy Program and our Donor Advised Funds. Grants are normally structured as reimbursable, however, there may be some flexibility depending upon the nonprofit organization and the actual grant funded program or project. If our Wide-Ranging Grants are well-received, we will strive to build an endowment to support the program.
Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund Grant Application
Grants from the Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund support economic development, job creation, workforce development, business recruitment and creation, and employability training initiatives. Schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies focusing on programs related to those listed above may apply. Grants generally range from $2,000 to $15,000. Deadline to apply is July 31.
Applying for a Grant and Reporting on a Grant Received
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation accepts grant proposals several times per year. From late November through early January, applications for competitive grants related to youth, education, housing, and historic cemeteries are accepted. Grants of $500 to $5,000 are awarded and announcements are made in March.
We accept EWVCF Wide-Ranging Grant applications year-around.
In June and July, applications for our Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund grants are accepted. These reimbursable grants range from $2,000 to $15,000 and are awarded in late August.
In early fall we accept Two Rivers Giving Circle grant applications.
In September and early October, teachers from public schools in the three Eastern Panhandle counties are encouraged to submit applications for our Mini-Grants to Teachers program. Mini-Grants usually range from $99 to $500. Funded in prior years were proposals for everything from woodcarving chisels for an after-school shop program to lego robots; speed stackers for a middle school PE program to supplies for an autism cafe; tricycles for developmentally disabled elementary students to software and ebooks for tablets. Mini-Grants are awarded in November during a reception for the teachers. Checks are made payable to the appropriate schools and given to the principal.
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 do so by using the fillable PDF Grant Application, then either mailing it to the community foundation or dropping it by our office.
Grants from Donor Advised Funds
In addition to our competitive grants, we also award a number of donor-recommended grants, for which no application or final report is required. In these cases, checks and details about the grants are sent to area charities with no advance communication. So, for those nonprofit organizations that receive an unexpected check in the mail from the Community Foundation, Congratulations!
Grants from Designated Funds
Several of the 200-plus endowed funds managed by the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation were established by donors to support one or more specific nonprofit organizations. Other funds benefit favorite charitable causes. Some of the grants made by these funds require that a proposal be submitted, while others are crafted so that we simply mail checks to the appropriate charities on a quarterly basis. There is great flexibility in grant making when donors establish a fund at the community foundation. If you are interested in learning more please call 304-264-0353 or email info@EWVCF.org
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GRANT REPORTING FORMS
If you’ve received a grant and need to provide us with an interim or final report, download these forms.
EWVCF Wide-Ranging Grant Report Form