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YCF Community Grants

Grants to North Central West Virginia Nonprofits and
Agencies for Arts, Education, Health, and Human Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Your Community Foundation (YCF) of North Central West Virginia

Deadline Date:

09/28/18 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)


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Grants to North Central West Virginia nonprofit organizations and public institutions to benefit communities in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston and Taylor counties. Program areas include education, arts and culture, recreation, health and human services, and youth and family services. The Foundation focuses its grantmaking on capital and equipment projects and special programs within these areas.

Within the focus areas, the Foundation places priority on supporting:

-Start up of new projects/programs
-One time projects/programs
-Seed money for pilot projects or for responding to unmet or emerging community needs
-Matching grants that leverage additional funding
-Projects that reach a broad segment of the community
-Projects not adequately served by existing community resources
-Expansion of existing programs
-Urgent needs where prior planning for such needs could not have been reasonably made.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169913

Term of Contract:

Grants will be made for a year long cycle. At the end of the year, the grantee is eligible to apply for another grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from nonprofit organizations who are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or are public institutions.

Generally, grants are not made for ongoing programs; annual campaigns; endowments; sectarian religious purposes; political purposes or lobbying activities; existing obligations, debts, or liabilities; or travel/participation in meetings, conferences, seminars, or study exchange programs.

YCF does not specify a floor or ceiling in order not to discourage requests. In the past, YCF has funded grant requests ranging from $500-$20,000. YCF will review each request, match it to funds with a purpose able to fulfill the requests, and send it off to the committees of those funds to review. If awarded a grant, requests may be fully funded, partially funded, or funded through a combination of YCF funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is September 28, 2018.

Grant requests are reviewed by the Grants Committee. Recipients will receive an award letter. Should you not receive an award letter by mail, please assume that your request was not awarded a grant. Please do not contact the office regarding the status of your grant.

All grant applications received are kept on file for one year. Once an application is accepted, re-application can occur on a year to year basis. If an application has not been accepted please contact the YCF office for guidance toward re-applying in the next grant cycle.

Grants may be considered outside of the regular grant cycle for emergency purposes only. The President may approve such requests, with ratification by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. Emergency grants are those that are considered to be time-sensitive in nature and that involve a situation that is truly “emergency” in nature (e.g., one that will affect an organization’s ability to operate, or to operate safely, for example).

YCF Grant Policy:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Zack Jarrett , Program Coordinator

Your Community Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 409
Morgantown WV 26507

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia: Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, and Taylor counties