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The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates of Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and the Little Kanawha Area (PACF) is currently accepting applications for grants for the fall cycle of its Community Action Grant Program. The Foundation’s application process is online; the application deadline is midnight on September 15. Organizations apply to the Foundation and/or any of the affiliates on the same online application form, the Foundation’s Community Action Grants Application. To access the online application form.
To be considered for a Community Action 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. Either the applicant or program to be funded must be located in the Foundation’s eleven-county geographic service area (Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio). Priority counties for Foundation grant support are: Wood, Wirt, Doddridge, Ritchie, Roane, Calhoun, and Gilmer counties.
The PACF continues to prioritize support for capital and equipment projects, new program development, capacity building, and operating support needs. Within these focus areas, the Foundation also will give special consideration to projects that build a strong, resilient, and inclusive community, including projects that address ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impact and recovery, substance use disorders and related community impact, and the advancement of an inclusive community and/or the elimination of racism and bias.
Submitted applications are considered for support from a wide variety of grant funds that the Foundation manages available to support charitable projects throughout the region.
The Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines provide additional information on eligibility and priorities for all types of grants; visit the Foundation’s website at www.pacfwv.com/Grants to access the grant guidelines and application form. For more information, contact Marian Clowes at 304-428-4438 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) recently awarded $10,500 to local nonprofits through its competitive Community Action Grants Program.
Doddridge County Parks and Recreation Commission is receiving a $7,500 PACF grant to support their pool renovation project. The project will expand the 45-year old pool facility to include a modern splash zone, kiddie pool, slide, and improved access for people with disabilities. This grant is in addition to a $1,500 grant recently awarded to the Park for this project from the Doddridge County Community Foundation (DCCF), an affiliate of the PACF
“The Doddridge County Park is thankful for the gift of support from the PACF. Renovating our Park pool is a large undertaking and having the support of the PACF is important to the project. In total we are planning nearly $2M of work and this will help us toward achieving our fundraising goal for the project,” said Park Director Greg Cottrill.
A $3,000 PACF grant to Nazareth Farm will support their home repair loan program for Doddridge County residents. Funds also will enable Nazareth Farm to purchase tools and a work vehicle to transport materials and equipment to work sites. DCCF also recently provide an additional $1,500 for this project.
“Working with the PACF allows Nazareth Farm to continue impacting rural families in need of home repair during a time when other revenue streams are diminished,” said Allyson Petry, Director of Nazareth Farm. “The current grant will support local roofing projects for families who otherwise could not afford it.”
Grants awarded through the Community Action Grants Program are made possible by generous individuals and businesses who have established a charitable fund at the Foundation. The Program uses the resources available through the Foundation’s general grantmaking and field of interest funds to meet the ever-changing needs of its service region. The next Community Action Grant program application deadline is September 15, 2020.
To learn more about the Program, individuals should visit the Foundation’s website, www.pacfwv.com/grants, or call the Foundation at 304.428.4438.
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation & Regional Affiliates (PACF) recently announced that it awarded $173,500 in grant support to area nonprofits through its competitive Community Action Grants Program. These grants are in addition to the approximately $115,000 that the PACF has awarded to date in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and its impact on the region.
Through the Foundation’s bi-annual Community Action Grants Program, area nonprofits seek grant assistance to address community needs. To be considered for a Community Action Grant, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization or a public institution. Either the applicant or program to be funded must be located in the Foundation’s eleven-county geographic service area (Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio). Submitted applications are considered for support from charitable funds managed by the Foundation that are designed to support a wide variety of projects and causes throughout the region.
Doddridge County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of the PACF, spring 2020 grants:
Ritchie County Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of the PACF, spring 2020 grants:
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or nonprofit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community. The PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity. The PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area. Since 1963, the PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways. For more information about the PACF, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304-428-4438.
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