Community Action Grant

Grants to Ohio and West Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies
in Eligible Regions for Arts, Education, and Community

GrantWatch ID#: 170130
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliates of Doddridge, Little Kanawha Area, and Ritchie Counties

09/15/17 11:59 PM EDT

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Ohio and West Virginia nonprofits, schools, and public agencies for projects to benefit local communities in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, human services, community and economic development, youth and family services, and recreation.

Eligible counties include:
- West Virginia: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood
- Ohio: Washington County

Eligible Request Types:

Capital and Equipment Grants: Support the renovation or construction of facilities, purchase of major equipment, and major repairs to facilities.

Program Development Grants: Support the development of new services or programs designed to respond to unmet community needs and the expansion of existing programs to serve new audiences.

Capacity Building Grants: Support projects that provide an organization with technical assistance and/or training to be able to more effectively meet their mission and/or provide services.

Operating Support
Support projects designed to: Increase financial stability (Type 1); Help a strong organization increase its capacity (Type 2).

Priority is given to projects that:
- Have a significant impact on the people and communities served by the applicant organization.
- Reach new audiences, expand existing programs or services, or respond to emerging needs.
- Strengthen the organization’s capacity to deliver its services and meet community needs.
- Are well-planned and can reasonably be achieved.
- Have a matching grant opportunity or seek a matching grant to leverage more funding.
- Have limited access to other sources of support.

Organizations may request up to $15,000. PACF’s average grant is approximately $5,000.

Organizations may request renewal of an operating support grant for up to three years (total) of support. However, grants will be considered one year at a time and renewal is not automatic.

To be eligible for a Foundation grant, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a public institution, such as a public school or government agency.

Requests from individuals are not accepted.

The applicant must be located in any of the eleven counties in the Foundation’s service area or the program to be funded must serve residents of one or more of those counties. Priority counties for Foundation support are: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia.

Not Funded:
- Annual campaigns
- Endowments
- Sectarian religious purposes
- Political purposes or lobbying activities
- Retiring existing obligations, debts or liabilities
- Student travel or student participation in meetings, seminars or study exchange programs


Use the link provided to access the online application (see contact info). You will need to create an account with a user name and password in order to begin your application. Once you create your account, you can access your application at any time.

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

To apply:

Marian Clowes, Senior Program Officer
Phone: 304-428-4438
Toll-free: 866-428-4438

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
1620 Park Ave.
PO Box 1762
Parkersburg, WV 26102-1762

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USA: Ohio: Washington County;   West Virginia: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood Counties

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