Grants will be awarded in the following categories Applications will be accepted until March 6th. Download Application HERE.
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. A total of $25,000 is available in this grant program.
EWVCF Kings Daughters Senior Citizens Charitable Fund – ($5,000 to $10,000)
A limited number of Kings Daughters Senior Citizens Charitable Fund grants will be awarded in 2020. This Fund was established to support nonprofit organizations that provide elderly persons with housing facilities and/or services specifically designed to meet their physical, social, and psychological needs, and to promote their health, security, happiness, and usefulness in longer living. Preference will be given to projects or programs based in Berkeley County. However, grants may also be awarded for projects or programs serving Jefferson and/or Morgan counties.
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 share $5,000 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)
The majority of the funding for these grants comes from the Joan Roach Volunteer Fund for the Needy. This program supports Eastern Panhandle nonprofit organizations that provide assistance to sick, needy, dependent, neglected or disadvantaged persons. Approximately $7,000 will be awarded.
“Friends of Animals” Free Spay & Neuter Grants – ($500 to $1,000)
The funding for these grants comes from the Don and Polly Roach “Friends of Animals” Free Spay & Neuter Fund. Nonprofit organizations that focus on animal rescue in the Eastern Panhandle can apply for a grant to help pet owners who cannot afford to spay or neuter their cat or dog.
Partnership for Affordable Housing Fund Grants ($1,000 to $3,000)
Grants from this fund will be awarded to charitable organizations that support housing activities in Jefferson County that benefit households at or below the median household income for Jefferson County. The types of activities that might be funded include but are not limited to: Feasibility studies for housing serving the target group, funding to assist with security deposits for low-income renters, funds to purchase materials & equipment for a homeless shelter, gap funding needed to by a nonprofit entity developing & constructing housing directed to the target population, financial assistance for purchasing or rehabbing a home. General guidelines to follow would be the eligible housing activities under two HUD-funded programs CDBG & HOME. Charitable organizations, including nonprofit housing developers, Community Organizations registered as nonprofit with the State of West Virginia, local governments including their subsidiaries within Jefferson County and religious institutions serving Jefferson County, may apply.
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 more than $14,000 in grants from the Helen Parker Willard Fund.
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EWVCF Youth and Education Grant Deadline has Passed
Youth and Education Grant applications are being processed and grants from the programs listed below will be Awarded in late February of 2020.
Youth Grants – ($1,000 to $5,000)
Youth Grants will be awarded to organizations serving Jefferson, Berkeley, and/or Morgan counties. Our Youth Grants fund educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, and community-based programs that involve or support children. Programs that celebrate diversity and/or promote equity and inclusion are encouraged. These grants are supported by several funds including but not limited to: Tom and Virginia Seely Morgan County Children’s Fund, C. Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund, and Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund. Download application for eligibility criteria and instructions.
Berkeley County Education Grants – ($1,000 to $3,000)
Berkeley County Education grants are available from the Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund to support educational opportunities in Berkeley County including but not limited to: preparatory skills, tutoring programs, innovative programs that strengthen educational development, nutrition programs, small capital needs within the classroom, department, or school, after-school and summer programs. Programs that celebrate diversity and/or promote equity and inclusion are encouraged. Download application for eligibility criteria and instructions.