We are currently accepting grant applications for Unrestricted Grants only.
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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 Unrestricted Grants will be accepted year-around from nonprofit organizations serving Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties. Grants will normally range from $1,000 to $3,000; however, smaller and larger grant applications may be considered. 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.
Competitive Grant Program
Deadline to Apply for the following Competitive Grants was December 8. If you missed the application deadline, you should still check our website every month or so since we add new grant programs regularly and may consider a spring or summer grant cycle for some of the programs listed below.
Youth Grants – ($1,000 to $5,000)
Approximately $75,000 in Youth Grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Jefferson, Berkeley, and/or Morgan counties. Our Youth Grants fund educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, and community based programs serving children in the Eastern Panhandle. Several field of interest funds, including the Tom & Virginia Seely Children’s Fund, the C. Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund, and the Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund, underwrite these grants.
Frada Fine Berkeley County Education Grants – ($500 to $3,000)
Nonprofit organizations, pre-schools, and public schools serving Berkeley County are eligible to apply for a total of $15,000 in grants from the Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund to support tutoring programs, help develop preparatory skills, assist mentoring programs, provide necessary nutrition to encourage learning, and fund small capital needs within the schools. Special thanks to BB&T Wealth for establishing this fund with the community foundation and for providing continued financial support.
Housing Action Fund Grants – ($500 to $2,000)
Nonprofit organizations that address homelessness and/or affordable housing with an emphasis on those serving high need populations and underserved regions of the tri-county area of Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan, will shared $3,000 in EWVCF Housing Grants, which are supported by the Housing Action Fund that was created by Dan Ryan Builders in 2005.
Human Welfare Grants – ($500 to $2,500)
To support Eastern Panhandle nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to sick, needy, dependent, neglected or disadvantaged persons.
Healthcare Grants – ($2,500 to $10,000)
Nonprofit organizations serving Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties can apply for grants from the Eastern Panhandle CARE Fund to support healthcare programs that provide access to affordable, high-quality, patient-centered care, and empowerment through health education, and connection to community resources.
Jefferson County Historic Cemetery Grants – ($2,500 to $5,000)
Historic cemeteries in Jefferson County, interested in the maintenance, repair, restoration, preservation, and beautification of Civil War era graves and burial plots can apply for a total of $10,000 in grants from the Helen Parker Willard Fund.
Mini-Grants to Teachers – (Up to $500 each)
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) will offering Mini-Grants to Teachers in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties. These Mini-Grants of up to $500 will be awarded to teachers who need financial assistance with special projects, materials, or classroom resources. Our Partners in Philanthropy, joined by individual donors committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Eastern Panhandle, have pledged more than $35,000 in total. Deadline for applying is mid-October.