Since 1963, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates has served as a model of grantmaking and philanthropic giving in our region. The Foundation manages many separate charitable funds established by caring citizens to improve our local quality of life and to help address key community issues. Thanks to this partnership, the Foundation has been able to award millions of dollars in grant support to our region's regional nonprofit organizations and programs.

Types of Grants

  • Community Action Grants: Twice a year the Foundation's competitive grant process matches community needs with grants available from the Foundation's Unrestricted and Field of Interest Funds.
  • Special and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grants: SUN grants (up to $4,000)  help organizations with unbudgeted, unforeseen, and time-sensitive emergencies or opportunities that arise from time to time and for which a quick response regarding Foundation support is necessary.
  • Mini Grants:  Mini grants of up to $2,500 provide support for small projects that are time-sensitive, but not emergencies.  
  • Donor Advised Grants: Grants are made from Donor Advised Funds established by individuals who wish to remain actively involved with how their donation is distributed to the community.
  • School-Based Health Center Grants:  Mini grants of up to $1,500 are made to school-based health centers located in West Virginia through the Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation School-Based Health Fund. 

Guidelines For Grantseekers

For more details on PACF's grant opportunities vie our Guidelines for Grantseekers (PDF) or visit Grant FAQs. This information is designed to explain policies, priorities, limitations, deadlines and other information you will need to know and the factors that influence funding decisions.


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