By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important and specific area of community life: Arts. AIDS. Aging. At-risk youth. Historic Preservation. Conservation. You identify your personal interest area when making your gift; our board awards grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in the area you select. Your gift stays flexible enough to meet community needs in your interest area — even as they change over time.
Burke Family Charitable Fund for Animals 2017 (SEED) This fund was established as a shell agreement by Robert G. Burke and will provide support to charitable organizations serving the Eastern Panhandle that provide rescue, adoption, sanctuary, and other services for animals in need.
Campaign Against Litter Fund 2015 This fund was established thanks to the vision and generosity of Bill and Bonnie Stubblefield, who made the initial endowed gift to the Community Foundation. Additional contributions help build the fund, which was created to cover the cost of a keenly focused litter pick-up program in Berkeley County, West Virginia.
Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic Fund 2005 This fund was created in honor of Katharine Costea, named 2005 Spirit of the Panhandle. She selected the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic as her endowment beneficiary to support its commitment to serving those in need with medical care. When the CARE Clinic closed in 2016, the Board of Directors converted it to a field of interest fund to support health care programs similar to those that were provided by the CARE Clinic.
Eastern Panhandle CARE Fund 2016 Established by the board of the Eastern Panhandle CARE Clinic, the primary intent of the fund is to provide distributions to support West Virginia-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide health care services similar to those that had been provided by the CARE Clinic.
Eastern Panhandle Mini-Grants to Teachers Fund 2016 The Berkeley County Industrial Park Development Fund advisors established this fund as a challenge to match other donors and create a $50,000 endowed fund to support the Mini-Grants to Teachers program in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.
Endowment for the Arts 1997 The Shepherdstown Rotary Club helped to seed this fund with a gift to benefit an area orchestra no longer in operation. Grants from the fund now support arts and cultural programs in the Eastern Panhandle.
EWVCF Endowment for Recreation 1997 Created with collective gifts, this field of interest fund supports recreational programs in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.
Frada Fine Berkeley Education Fund 2006 Launched with the support of BB&T Wealth Management, this fund provides resources to Berkeley County public schools, and other educational programs and initiatives.
Arch Gleason Memorial Fund 2016 Arch Gleason was a highly respected CPA who worked for two decades in Martinsburg before entering government service, first as the director of the West Virginia Lottery, then as secretary of the West Virginia Department of Transportation. For the past 22 years, Arch served as president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation. When he passed away in July 2016, friends in the Eastern Panhandle established this fund to support programs that provide services to individuals with learning disabilities, special needs, autism, or similar challenges.
Housing Action Fund 2005 Launched by Dan Ryan Builders, this fund aids charities that address homeless conditions in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan counties.
Mayor Harriet Johnson Memorial Fund for Youth and Education 2021 Established in July 2021, in memory of Martinsburg’s first woman mayor, the fund will award grants to youth and education programs in the region. Harriet Weakley Johnson was born and raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A dedicated community leader, Mayor Johnson, in her short time in office, inspired everyone she met to cherish their city and focus on ways to make it better. Her untimely passing left a great void and friends and family established this fund so her legacy will live on in perpetuity.
Kings Daughters Senior Citizens Charitable Fund 2018 Launched by Kings Daughters, this fund aids charities that provide elderly persons 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.
Catherine S. and Clarence E. Martin, Jr. and Juanita and Vernon L Gray Charitable Fund 2012 Established by CEM and Judy Martin and based on financial need, this fund will provide assistance to Berkeley County First Responders injured in the line of duty, and to the families of those First Responders killed in the line of duty.
Gilbert B. and Carolyn J. Miller Education Fund 2021 Established by family and friends, this fund will honor the Millers’ remarkable legacy of teaching and mentoring the youth of Berkeley County by providing funding to expand educational opportunities for students at Hedgesville High School.
Partnership for Affordable Housing Fund 2019 After closing its doors in 2019, Partnership for Affordable Housing launched this charitable fund to support housing activities that benefit the needy in Jefferson County.
Bonn Poland Family Roundhouse Recreation Fund 1998 This fund was established by Bonn “Buzz” Poland based on his interest to include youth programs and recreational opportunities within the renovation of the Baltimore and Ohio Roundhouse in Martinsburg.
Don and Polly Roach “Friends of Animals” Free Spay & Neuter Fund 2015 Established to support free spay and neuter programs of the Berkeley County Humane Society and/or other free spay and neuter programs in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
Robert A. Sanders Fund 2005 Created in his memory by his wife, Sylvia Sanders, this fund provides grants for programs that address poverty, and support economic development in and improvement of distressed neighborhoods and communities in the Eastern Panhandle.
Tom and Virginia Seely Children’s Fund 2007 Tom and Virginia Seely, known for their long-time philanthropy to support, promote, aid, and educate youth, set up this field-of-interest fund to support such programs in Morgan County.
C. Scott and Elizabeth C. Shade Youth Fund 2004 This field-of-interest fund provides support for youth programs in Berkeley County as a legacy to Elizabeth Shade, who spent her life as a nurse and loved children.
Snyder Family Charitable Fund 2017 Established by former board member Lee Snyder in memory of his wife Cynthia and his mother Gladys. The fund will support education programs in Jefferson and Berkeley counties.
Jane P. Snyder Youth Fund 1997 Jane Snyder’s interest in the health and well-being of our youth and her desire to improve their opportunities and quality of life led her to create this field-of-interest fund through a bequest to the Community Foundation.
West Virginia Nursing Home Resident Fund 2011 (SEED) Created by Meredith Rose Frank as inspired by her late father, Guy Frank, this fund provides resources to assist needy residents in local nursing home facilities with financial resources to cover quality-of-life essentials such as hearing aids, eyeglasses and more.
Helen Parker Willard Fund 2006 Created by her grandson, Henry Willard, this field-of-interest fund benefits specially designated Jefferson County cemeteries with their efforts to maintain and protect civil war gravesites and public-use areas of community history.
Youth Advisory Council Fund 2012 Established to help teach philanthropy to young men and women by providing financial resources for youth advisory councils to make grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations.