The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation accepted Winter/Spring Competitive Grant applications through March 6, 2021. The Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations providing a wide range of direct benefits in Morgan, Berkeley, and or Jefferson counties of West Virginia. Organizations with programs that celebrate diversity and/or promote equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Grants will be awarded in April in the following categories thanks to donors who established field of interest funds at the Community Foundation.
Eastern Panhandle CARE Fund – Healthcare grants will be awarded to support Eastern Panhandle healthcare programs that provide one or more of the following: Empowerment through health education; connection to community healthcare resources; or access to affordable, high-quality, patient-centered care. Grant range: $5,000 – $10,000
Kings Daughters Senior Citizens Charitable Fund – Grants to organizations that provide elderly persons living in the Eastern Panhandle with housing facilities and services specifically designed to meet their physical, social, and psychological needs and to promote their health, security, happiness, and usefulness in longer living. Grant range: $5,000 to $12,000
Housing Action Fund – Grants to address homelessness and affordable housing will be awarded from this fund to support programs in Jefferson, Berkeley, and/or Morgan counties. An emphasis will be placed on programs that promote inter-county collaborative efforts, increase community knowledge, serve high need populations, and/or focus on underserved towns or counties. Grant range: $500 – $2,000
Joan Roach Volunteer Fund for the Needy – Human Welfare Grants will be awarded to support Eastern Panhandleprograms that provide assistance to sick, needy, dependent, neglected, or disadvantaged persons. Grant range: $500 – $2,000
Don and Polly Roach “Friends of Animals” Free Spay & Neuter Fund – will award grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on Animal Rescue in the Eastern Panhandle and work with local veterinarians to help pet owners who cannot afford to spay or neuter their cat or dog. Grant range: $500 to $1,000
Partnership for Affordable Housing Fund – Grants that support housing activities in Jefferson County that benefit households at or below the median household income for Jefferson County. Funding for Feasibility studies for housing serving the target group, assistance with security deposits for low-income renters, materials & equipment for a homeless shelter, financial assistance for purchasing or rehabbing a home, and more may be considered. 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. Grant range: $1,000 to $3,000
Helen Parker Willard Fund – Historic Cemetery Grants will be awarded to Jefferson County 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and 501(c)(13) historic cemeteries with a strict adherence to the following purposes; maintenance, repair, and restoration of monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance to the community, emphasizing notable Civil War-era history; preservation, beautification, and maintenance of abandoned or deteriorating graves of deceased persons, focusing on areas open to the public, and/or maintenance of semipublic areas that lessen the burden of government. Grant range: $1,000 – $5,000