Sixty-seven grants totaling more than $160,000 were awarded during the Community Foundation’s annual Nonprofit Partners Breakfast in March of 2018. A wide variety of nonprofit organizations including the Berkeley County BackPack program received funding. Applications for the 2019 competitive grant program are now being accepted.
Grant Applications Being Accepted Thru December 10
2019 EWVCF Competitive Grant Program
Deadline to Apply for the 2019 Competitive Grant Program is December 10, 2018. Simply CLICK HERE to download a grant application and guidelines that can used for any of the grant programs listed below.
Youth Grants – ($1,000 to $5,000)
Approximately $90,000 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 $20,000 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 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)
These 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.
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.
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.