The Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund was established to provide grants to charitable and other nonprofit organizations in Berkeley County, West Virginia working in the areas of economic development, job creation, and career training.
Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund Grant Guidelines
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation will consider grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, and government agencies serving Berkeley County. Projects and programs receiving funding should focus on, provide, or address any or all of the following:
- Economic development
- Business recruitment and/or creation
- Workforce development
- Job creation
- Career training and job skills development
Application Deadline, Reviews, and Reports
All grant applications must be emailed to info@EWVCF.org by October 30 to be considered. Our representatives may contact applicants for a phone or Zoom interviews. Grants will be announced in early September. Programs and projects must be completed by July 1 of the following year. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE.
Grant Size, Payment and Final Reports
Grants will generally range from $2,000 to $10,000. NOTE: Grants are awarded on a reimbursable basis. Receipts and invoices must be provided to the Community Foundation in order to receive grant payments. The Community Foundation may consider requests for advance distribution. A final report, including a summary of grant expenses, must be provided to the Community Foundation by July 15 of the following year. Extensions may be allowed with prior approval.
Charities Eligible to Apply
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, schools, technical institutes, colleges, and universities serving Berkeley County are eligible to apply. Also eligible are religious organizations and units of government so long as funded programs meet the grant guidelines and benefit public purpose.
Grantseekers are encouraged to submit proposals for specific projects and programs rather than for general support or operations. Programs that have already been completed are unlikely to be funded. No grants to individuals will be made.