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2019 Competitive Grant Program

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits, Schools, Churches, and Agencies
to Benefit the Residents of Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF)

Deadline Date:

12/10/18 Postmarked or Received


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Grants of up to $10,000 to West Virginia nonprofit organizations, including schools, churches, and government agencies for a wide range of programs and projects that benefit the residents of Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties. Funding will be provided for proposals that focus on the areas of youth, housing, human welfare, education, and healthcare.

Focus Areas:

Youth Grants – ($1,000 to $5,000): To support programs that assist sick, needy, dependent, neglected and disadvantaged children, improve the quality of life for children in the Eastern Panhandle community, and/or provide educational, athletic, academic, social, civic or community-based activities that involve or support children.

Berkeley County Education Grants – ($600 to $3,500): To support educational opportunities in Berkeley County including but not limited to: preparatory skills, tutoring programs, innovative programs that strengthen educational development, nutrition programs, small capital needs within the classroom, department, or school, after-school and summer programs.

Housing Action Fund Grants – ($500 to $2,000): To support Eastern Panhandle programs that address homelessness and/or affordable housing with an emphasis on programs that promote inter-county collaborative efforts, increase community knowledge, and serve high need populations, underserved towns, or counties.

Healthcare Grants – ($2,500 to $10,000): To support Eastern Panhandle healthcare programs that provide access to affordable, high-quality, patient-centered care, and empowerment through health education, and connection to community resources.

Jefferson County Historic Cemetery Grants – ($1,000 to $5,000): To support 501(c)(13) Jefferson County historic cemeteries with a strict adherence to the following purposes: maintenance, repair, and restoration of monuments, headstones, and grave markers of historical or architectural significance to the community, emphasizing notable Civil War era history, preservation, beautification and maintenance of abandoned or deteriorating graves of deceased persons; focusing on areas open to the public, and/or maintenance of semipublic areas that lessen the burden of government.

Human Welfare Grants – ($500 to $2,500): To support Eastern Panhandle programs that provide assistance to sick, needy, dependent, neglected, or disadvantaged persons.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178601

Estimated Size of Grant:

Youth Grants: $1,000 - $5,000
Berkeley County Education Grants: $600 - $3,000
Housing Action Fund Grants: $500 - $2,000
Healthcare Grant: $2,500 - $10,000
Jefferson County Historic Cemetery Grants: $1,000 - $5,000
Human Welfare Grants: $500 - $2,500

Term of Contract:

Programs and projects must be completed by Dec 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, churches and government agencies serving Berkeley, Morgan, and/or Jefferson Counties in West Virginia are eligible to apply. Collaborative efforts are encouraged.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are awarded on a reimbursable basis. Receipts and invoices must be provided to the Community Foundation in order to receive grant payments. The Community Foundation may consider requests for advance distribution.

All grant applications must be received/postmarked on or before December 10, 2018 to be considered. Grants will be announced by March 1, 2019.

Applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to the Community Foundation.

Contact Information:

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

Mail or hand-deliver the attached application and all support materials to:
Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation
229 East Martin St., Suite 4
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Contact Information:

Phone: 304.264.0353
Fax: 888.507.8375

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia: Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties