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Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits and Public Institutions to Improve the Local Quality of Life


Geographic Focus

USA: West Virginia: Barbour County

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Barbour County Community Foundation (BCCF) Grant

Barbour County Community Foundation (BCCF)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #175857

Grant Description

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Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations and public institutions in eligible locations to improve the quality of life for local residents. Focus areas include education, arts and culture, recreation, health and human services, and youth and community services. Eligible programs must serve the residents of Barbour County.

The Foundation places priority on the following types of projects:

  1. Special projects not part of the ongoing maintenance or operation of the organization.
  2. Seed money for pilot projects or for new organizations designed to respond to unmet or emerging community needs.
  3. Capital and equipment needs.
  4. Matching grants to provide leverage for additional funding.
  5. Sudden or urgent needs where prior planning for such needs could not have reasonably been made.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from the unrestricted fund of the Barbour County Community Foundation, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or they must be a public institution.

Requests from individuals will not be accepted.

Generally, grants are not made for:
- Annual fundraising campaigns
- Endowments
- Sectarian or religious purposes
- Political or lobbying activities
- Travel/Participation in meetings.
- Conferences, seminars, and study exchange programs

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are accepted each year from October 1st through November 30th.

Applications must be postmarked by the deadline.

The foundation’s board will make final decisions on all applications at its January meeting. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the January board meeting.

Term of Contract:

Grants are made for one year only. No multi-year commitments will be made.

Contact Information:

Mail applications to:
Barbour County Community Foundation
Grant Application
PO Box 284
Bellington, WV 26250

Roger Bolton, President
(304) 823-1831

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