The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) is now accepting applications for their Fall 2023 Youth Grants. Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County nonprofit organizations that cater to the needs of our youngest community members are encouraged to click HERE to apply today!
Youth Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to programs that assist sick, needy, dependent, neglected, and disadvantaged children; improve the quality of life for children in the community; and/or provide educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, or community-based activities that involve or support children. Programs that celebrate diversity and/or promote equity and inclusion are encouraged. The application period for these grants is from September 18th to October 13th.
Previously, EWVCF’s Youth grants have funded a wide variety of Eastern Panhandle nonprofit programs. Young community members continue to learn creativity and self-expression through EWVCF-funded arts programs at the BlackCat Music Cooperative (pictured) in Berkeley Springs. Just last year, the Morgan County Tennis Association received a grant to improve and maintain its programming and to purchase a storage shed. These grants have also gone to nonprofits like the Martinsburg Initiative and Renewed Life Ministries for the purchase of basic needs items such as diapers and clothes.
EWVCF is proud to be able to support Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County nonprofits and their Youth programs thanks to the help of donors to funds such as the Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund; C. Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund; Bonn Poland Family Roundhouse Recreation Fund; Frada Fine Berkeley County Education Fund, and the Tom and Virginia Seely Morgan County Children’s Fund. To learn more about all of our funds and to apply for a grant, please explore our website today!
The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1995 to help donors create permanent endowments to provide grants and scholarships throughout the region. Since its inception, EWVCF has awarded $15 million, including over $1.2 million in 2022 alone. The Community Foundation now holds more than 280 endowed funds with assets of just over $38 million and is the leading steward of philanthropic giving in the region. EWVCF works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, providing funding for projects from human welfare and scholarships to affordable housing and natural resources conservation; youth and education to animal welfare and historic preservation, and much more. For information visit www.EWVCF.org or call 304-264-0353.