Two Rivers Giving Circle Grant Applications Now Being Accepted Through September 15
Programs and projects that are eligible for funding include:
Safeguarding Habitat: Protection of habitat is critical to the preservation of biodiversity. Focus is placed on buffer zones, wildlife areas, watersheds, and functioning ecosystems.
Children and Nature: Education and involvement of the next generation is extremely important. Programs that address youth activism, knowledge, hands-on activity, and physical movement.
Saving Panhandle Treasures: We all have a deep caring for our countryside and heritage. Initiatives that provide increased protection of historic, cultural, and pastoral places in the Panhandle.
Waste and Recycling: Efforts that catalyze underserved recycling efforts, promote effective household waste treatment and deter non-point source pollution in the Panhandle.
Energy Conservation: Initiatives that promote increasing energy conservation and decreasing consumption behaviors in our Panhandle community.
Growing the Movement: Programs that engage, organize, and empower new constituencies who add to the advancement of programs through volunteerism and leadership that lead to new ways of thinking and acting.
Two Rivers Giving Circle Grant Applications are being accepted by the Community Foundation until September 15. You can download instructions and an application here.
If you would like to learn about becoming a member, visit the Two Rivers Giving Circle Membership page of our website. There you can find out about membership, learn when the group meets to review grant proposals, and see what grants have been funded during the past 10 years. As always, feel free to call if you have questions about this or any of our grant programs.
2019 EWVCF Competitive Grant Program
Deadline to Apply for the upcoming Competitive Grant Program is December 7. Grant applications and guidelines for all the grant programs listed below will be posted on our website in late September.
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.