Charitable organizations can establish an Agency Endowment Fund at the community foundation. It’s a simple and efficient way to build sustainability for your nonprofit organization. The community foundation’s experienced staff can also help your organization develop a campaign to build your endowment. Agency Endowed Funds are reported in accordance with FASB 136 (more information here: fasb.org). Agency Funds represent funds that only contain contributions from the Agency itself, whereas, Hybrid Funds contain an Agency portion and a Non-Agency portion, meaning donors outside the organization have also contributed to or established a Designated Fund to benefit the organization. Please call us if you have any questions.
Berkeley County Historical Society Legacy Fund 2013 Founded in memory of long-time director Don Wood, this fund supports Historical Society research programs and provides funds for archival supplies and other items necessary for historic preservation.
Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Endowment Fund 2015 Founded by the board of the Blue Ridge CTC Foundation, this fund was established to provide an endowment that will generate financial support for the college’s annual operations and programming.
CCAP Loaves & Fishes Endowment Fund 2008 Generously founded by Trinity United Methodist Church, this fund provides annual support to this core health and human service organization serving Berkeley County residents in rent assistance, financial management, and general aid.
Camp Frame 4-H Fund 2007 Members of the community have supported Camp Frame in Berkeley County for years. In 2007 the 4-H Board established this fund with a legacy gift in order to build an endowment that will provide annual funding for Camp Frame and for future generations of 4-H campers to learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Community Networks, Inc. Endowment Fund 2008 Created with assistance from the 2008 Eastern WV Community Foundation Charity Challenge, this fund provides support for Community Network, Inc., which operates Bethany House and provides assistance to low-income families, women and children.
For the Kids, By George Children’s Museum Endowment Fund 2014 Established by this Martinsburg-based museum shortly after receiving the 2014 Solomon Fine Memorial Fund Grant for Outstanding Community Service, this fund will provide distributions to the museum to support operations.
Friends of Senior Life Services of Morgan County Endowment Fund 2009 Established with help from the Charity Challenge grant and matching Senior Life Services donors, this fund benefits the Berkeley Springs-based group.
Robert L. Hawvermale Sr. Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church Camp Fund 2009 Created by the Trustees of St. Mark’s Church and with the generosity of the Hawvermale family, this fund supports youth attending Peterkin Camp of Romney, WV, or a similar camp program.
Healthy Smiles Dental Health Fund 2007 Created by Dean and Betty Russell — and added to by Healthy Smiles of the Eastern Panhandle, Inc., along with dozens of friends and caring citizens in the community — this fund helps to address the dental health needs of our community, including some 10,000 Medicaid children needing dental service in the tri-county area.
Hospice of the Panhandle Endowment Fund 2000 This was our very first agency endowed fund. Earnings help offset Hospice expenses throughout the community as the organization fulfills its mission to provide resources for caregivers, patients, and families.
Jefferson County 4-H Foundation Fund 2008 was established through generous support from the following 4-H Foundation Donor Funds: “Woody” & June Adams, Bank of Charles Town, Bardane Community Center, F. Kenneth & Gay F. Barron, Keith & Laura Berkeley, John “J.P.” & Donna Burns, Edgar Drew Conklyn & Ida Albin Conklyn, Mrs. “Lulu” Jack Catrow, Charles Town Lions Club, Charles Town Moose Lodge #948, F&M Bank WV (BB&T), William G. Grantham, Ruthie Gruber, Hazel M. Hendricks, Robert A. & Pauline S. Hockensmith, Mary Frances Hockman, H.M. “Marty” & Carol Kable, Margaret “Sugie” Jamison, Jefferson County 4-H Leaders, Jefferson County CEOS, Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson Security Bank, Todd Kable, Dr. Dale Keyser, W.H. Knode’s Sons, Emmert Moler, Jr., Marion Myers, South Jefferson Ruritan, Robert W. & Rubye C. McCormick, D.L. & Tara Morgan Family Scholarship, Annabelle & Charles W. Osbourn, Ridge Runner’s 4-H Club, Cynthia Kay Russell, J. Edward & Louise Saville, Robert R. & Mary Rogers Smith, James W. & Mary B. Staley, George E. Tabb, Sr. & Dorothy Tabb, Jim & Anne J. Tabb, Lyle C. and Virginia Tabb, Florence Ann Vickers, Mary Catherine & L. Elmer Vickers, William E. “Pete” Walker, Thomas W. Weller, and Gilbert P. Wright. Annual distributions from the fund provide support to the many Jefferson County 4-H clubs and programs.
James E. Keel Jefferson County Community Ministries Fund 2008 This fund supports Jefferson County Community Ministry (JCCM); serving those in need with clothing, a food pantry, and other aid.
Junior Mentoring Program (JUMP) of the Eastern Panhandle Fund 2003 Multiple donors — Don Owen, Andrew Michael, Robert Strauch, and Joanna Abbruzzese — helped establish this fund to benefit a highly respected organization that matches at-risk children with volunteering adults who serve as mentors.
Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Fund 2011 Created by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board, this fund supports its county-wide public recreation programs.
Martinsburg-Berkeley County War Memorial Park Fund 2005 For this favorite community park in the heart of Martinsburg, fund distributions aid in restoration and upkeep of facilities and provide programs for the thousands who love and enjoy War Memorial Park.
Mountain Heart Foundation Fund 2005 Mountain Heart Foundation operates a West Virginia summer camp for children with heart conditions. This fund provides scholarships for children from the Eastern Panhandle to attend this special West Virginia camp.
Norborne Preschool/Sarah Steptoe Charitable Fund 2013 Established in honor of one of the founders and long-time champions of Norborne Preschool, this endowment fund will provide resources to assist in operating this highly respected organization.
Old Opera House Theatre Endowment 2009 Created with assistance from the 2009 Charity Challenge and matching gifts from Old Opera House donors, this fund benefits the Charles Town-based community theatre.
Our History, Our Community Fund 2016 The board of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission established this fund to support a grant program for stabilization and maintenance of historic structures, and for the purchase and maintenance of battlefield land in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Investment returns will be added to the fund until it reaches $100,000 in value.
Panhandle Home Health Charity Care Fund 2018 Created by Panhandle Home Health to offset the cost of charity care services they provide to uninsured and/or underinsured patients.
Panhandle Home Health Endowment Fund 2003 Panhandle Home Health’s Board of Directors created this fund as a permanent organizational endowment. Distributions from the fund will help offset annual expenses as Panhandle Home Health fulfills its mission to provide quality health care services in the comfort of patients’ homes.
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Fund 2004 Founded in honor of 2004 Spirit of the Panhandle Volunteer Jean Neely and endowed by the Bank of Charles Town, this fund provides annual support for the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and its Yankauer Nature Preserve.
Shepherdstown Day Care Endowment Fund 2006 Created by the Board of Directors of the Shepherdstown Day Care Center, the fund helps this child-care provider serve many at-risk and in-need children from our community.
Shepherdstown Low Income Home Improvement Fund 2018 Created by the Corporation of Shepherdstown, this fund serves as an endowment to provide financial assistance for low-income residents of Shepherdstown, WV to help defray costs of necessary improvements to their homes.
Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church Fund 2012 Established by the trustees of Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, this fund provides annual distributions to support the church.
Trinity Episcopal Church Angel Fund 2007 Founded by Phil Seibert, this fund allows the leaders of the church congregation to help individuals and families in need from our community.
Trinity Lutheran Church Needmore Cemetery Fund 1997 The Trustees of Trinity Lutheran Church established this endowment fund for maintenance, repair and upkeep of Berkeley County’s Needmore Cemetery, Arden, West Virginia.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Community Safety Net Fund 2008 The fund assists families who face an immediate crisis and are unable to meet their basic needs, such as food and shelter.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Endowment Fund 2005 This fund was established to help offset the costs of day-to-day operations of the United Way in an effort to ensure donors’ gifts are maximized to meet critical needs.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Independent Seniors Endowment Fund 2008 This fund provides senior citizens with services and opportunities to attain a decent quality of life and be safe, healthy and engaged.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Strong Families Endowment Fund 2008 This fund helps families meet their full potential by acquiring the skills and securing the resources to meet their housing, health and other basic needs.
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle Thriving Children Endowment Fund 2008 This endowment fund ensures that children and youth enjoy normal growth in emotional, educational and social competencies.
WV-20021 AFJROTC Angels Fund 2011 Created by the leaders of WV-20021 AFJROTC, this fund provides the group with resources to promote education and Jr. ROTC student advancement at Jefferson High School.