The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation is one of approximately 700 community foundations across the country. These nonprofit organizations are set up by local individuals dedicated to improving the quality of life in a specific geographic region. A community foundation is a tax-exempt public charity that allows donors (individuals, other charities, businesses, civic clubs, schools, etc.) to establish permanently endowed funds within one large foundation, and offers an inexpensive, value-added way to be a philanthropist. Each separate fund’s distributions are available to respond to emerging problems and specific opportunities in the community.