Foundation / Corporation
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF)
10/25/21 4:00 PM
Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects and programs that benefit the local community in eligible counties. Applicants must discuss their proposal with the Funding Source at least several months prior to submitting an application draft. Proposals must be in the area of basic needs or arts and culture. Projects should serve Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Lincoln, and/or Fayette counties.
All applicants must demonstrate their ability to build one or more forms of community wealth. For more information about community wealth, see Discovering the 7 Forms of Community Wealth document in Supporting Documents below, and https://tgkvf.org/grants/
Arts & Culture Responsive Grantmaking
TGKVF believes that arts and cultural activities are integral to a community’s success. Arts & Culture priority will be given to organizations seeking to increase opportunities for marginalized communities to participate in diverse and artistic experiences and particularly those that foster creativity, self-expression, and cross-cultural exchange. Those projects that demonstrate their ability to achieve measurable results and involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among nonprofit, public, and private sectors will also be prioritized.
Basic Needs Responsive Grantmaking
TGKVF believes that without caring for its residents’ basic needs, a community is incapable of thriving. For this reason, the Foundation will continue to support basic needs projects through a competitive, responsive grantmaking process. Basic needs, as the Foundation defines them, are shelter, food, and clothing.
Basic Needs priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the potential to expand or deepen their impact or those that are already achieving measureable impact. Efforts that involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among the nonprofit, public, and private sectors are most compelling. Initiatives that take a long-term view of what is required to move people and places out of poverty will also be prioritized.
GrantWatch ID#: 171490
- There is a wide range of awarded grant dollar amounts. Applicants should request the amount that is actually needed to successfully complete the proposed project.
- Applicants may request up to 25% of the lead organization’s annual operating budget (or collaborative organizations’ combined operating budgets). Please remember that an applicant cannot ask for 100% of the proposed project.
Funded projects typically have a one-year time-span.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
1600 Huntington Square
900 Lee St. E., Charleston, WV 25301
Education & Art Projects
Senior Program Officer
Basic Needs and Special Initiatives Projects
USA: West Virginia: Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Lincoln, and Fayette Counties
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