Recent COVID-19 Relief Grants
The PACF is actively partnering with its donors and other area funders to address the critical needs of local citizens who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funding to a wide variety of area nonprofits that are delivering essential services in the region.
To date, the PACF has awarded more than $302,000 in COVID-19 emergency funds to help area agencies continue their critical work.
- Actors Guild of Parkersburg - $5,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from canceled performances.
- Bi-County Nutrition Program - $2,500 to meet increased demand for home meal delivery services for seniors in Doddridge County.
- Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg - $6,750 for operating support to address revenue loss and to assist with re-opening of summer programs for children and youth.*
- Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg - $5,000 to support programs and services for children and youth during school closures.*
- Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg: $5,000 for direct food assistance, in partnership with Piggly Wiggly, to club member families impacted by COVID-19.
- Calhoun County Committee on Aging - $5,821 to help purchase a vehicle to meet increased demand for home meal delivery. *
- Calhoun County Committee on Aging - $7,500 to support increased demand for senior nutrition program and home meal delivery. *
- Calhoun County Family Resource Network - $2,770 to purchase shelving for food pantry. *
- Calhoun County Schools: $3,000 to purchase hygiene and school supplies to distribute to families in need. *
- Calvary United Methodist Church - $1,000 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with Star Plastics.
- Camden Clark Medical Center - $5,000 to help purchase a Xenex Ultra-Violet disinfection system.
- Children's Home Society of Parkersburg - $7,500 of operating support to address increased demand for services and loss of fundraising revenue for their programs that address child welfare (foster care, adoption and emergency shelter services). *
- Children's Home Society of Parkersburg: $4,620 to supply food boxes for youth in their Transitional Living Program who lack access to food due to COVID-19. *
- Choices Child Care Resources and Referral Agency - $2,000 to purchase personal protection equipment for childcare providers in Wood, Gilmer, Pleasants, Ritchie, and Wirt counties
- Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley - $4,000 to help Circles participants address financial hardships and meet basic needs (e.g. food, housing, utilities). *
- Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley. - $5,000 for operating support to address fundraising event revenue loss and to ensure the continuation of programs designed to help families transition out of poverty and $700 to provide food assistance to families in need. *
- Colonial House - $1,000 to purchase tablets to enable seniors to access information and communicate with families and to purchase art therapy supplies.
- Community Resources - $10,000 to support program to provide rent and mortgage assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19. *
- Community Resources - $1,300 for support for the Doddridge County food pantry.
- Community Resources - $30,300 to support the collaborative Individual Emergency Aid Program to provide rent and mortgage assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19.
- Community Resources, Inc. - $2,000 to support food pantries in Doddridge and Roane counties.
- Community Resources, Inc. (CRI) - $2,500 to enable families to double their SNAP dollars to purchase produce at CRI’s farmers market.
- Community Resources: $5,000 to buy food and provide operating support for their Thrive food pantry to meet significantly increased demand.
- Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the MOV - $1,000 to support start-up costs for the collaborative Individual Emergency Aid Program to provide rent and mortgage assistance to individuals impacted by COVID-19.
- Doddridge County Family Resource Network - $250 for the purchase of cleaning products to distribute to Doddridge County residents in need.
- Downtown PKB - $5,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from cancellation of events and fundraisers and to ensure continuation of programming.
- Epworth United Methodist Church - $700 to support its food pantry, awarded in partnership with Star Plastics.
- EVE, Inc. - $4,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from canceled fundraisers and ensure continuation of programming for victims of domestic violence.*
- Friendship Kitchen: $4,000 to purchase food to meet greatly increased demand for their meal program. *
- Gilmer County Family Resource Network - $1,000 in operating support to address revenue loss from thrift store.
- Gilmer County Historical Society - $1,000 in operating support.
- Gilmer Public Library - $900 to purchase solar charging stations to place outside of library to assist those accessing internet for remote learning.
- Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley - $7,500 of operating support to continue its work of providing safe housing and address revenue loss due to temporary closure of its ReStore. *
- Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley - $1,156 to secure handwashing stations to assist with safely reopening home construction sites.
- House to Home (Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless) - $600 to purchase of food and supplies to provide meals to individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development – $4,000 to support the Project Sharing program. *
- Living Heritage Museum/New Era One Room School - $340 to address revenue loss and assist with facility heating costs.
- Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home - $10,000 to support increased operating costs and address revenue loss to ensure that residents can remain safe and in recovery.
- Mountaineer Foodbank: $6,000 to support food purchases and operations at the food bank that serves feeding programs in all PACF service counties.
- No Hunger Food Pantry - $1,700 for food pantry support awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
- Normantown Historical Community Center - $4,100 to help stock food pantry and supplies to make masks for schools and community organizations.
- Old Man Rivers: $5,000 to buy food to meet increased demand for home meal delivery and food pantry services. *
- Parkersburg Catholic Schools - $1,750 to purchase electrostatic sprayers to disinfect schools.
- Parkersburg Urban Ministries: $5,000 to purchase food and hygiene products to supply this pantry to meet increased demand, awarded in partnership with the SHF.
- Parkersburg YMCA - $2,500 for technology needs related to childcare services for school-aged children due to school closures and virtual learning.
- Patch 21 - $2,500 to provide childcare services for the children of essential workers in Roane County.
- PATCH 21 - $3,000 to install internet server and access points throughout Roane County to enable area students and teachers to access the internet for online learning needs.
- Racine United Methodist Church - $200 to aid its food pantry, awarded in partnership with Star Plastics.
- Recovery Point - $4,200 to assist with increased costs of hygiene products and cleaning services due to COVID-19. *
- Roane County Committee on Aging - $5,420 for operating support for the organization’s Amma and Reedy satellite sites.*
- Rural Action - $2,500 to support social enterprises and local businesses as they re-start and/or adapt to safe operations due to COVID-19 impact.
- Salvation Army of Washington County - $200 to its food pantry, awarded in partnership with Star Plastics.
- SW Resources - $7,500 of operating support to continue vocational rehabilitation and employment services to individuals with disabilities, meet increased demand for cleaning services, and address revenue loss. *
- SW Resources: $7,500 to help clients who are facing financial hardships to meet their basic needs (including rent and utility assistance). *
- The Council of Senior Citizens of Gilmer County, Inc. - $7,500 in operating support to address increased demand for home meal deliveries and loss of revenue from canceled fundraising events.
- The Gathering Church: $2,000 to secure food for home food box deliveries to individuals impacted by COVID-19.
- The Salvation Army of Parkersburg - $5,000 of operating support to address basic needs (food and shelter), provide emergency aid and address revenue loss from the temporary closing of the Family Store. *
- Voices of Children - CASA - $4,000 of operating support to address increased demand for services for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. *
- Washington United Methodist Church - $500 to purchase a freezer for new pantry to increase food access during the pandemic.
- West Virginia Nonprofit Association - $1,000 to support memberships for nonprofit organizations from the PACF service area who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
- Westbrook - $10,000 to purchase of Naloxone to be distributed to regional Quick Response Teams and via Westbrook's Peer Expansion Program to address the increase in overdoses during the COVID 19 pandemic. *
- Westbrook - $5,000 for deep cleaning and sanitation of facilities. *
- Williamstown Welfare League - $200 to stock its food pantry, awarded in partnership with Star Plastics.
- Williamstown Welfare League - $2,000 from the Williamstown Fund for Excellence to buy food for the food pantry which serves the Williamstown and Waverly areas.
- Wirt County Committee on Aging & Family Services - $2,500 in operating support for senior nutrition programs. *
- Wirt County Ministerial Alliance - $7,000 to help stock the Hope Shop Food Pantry.
- Wood County Senior Citizens Association - $1,500 to purchase shelving and supplies for the Household Goods Pantry to meet the needs of seniors for hygiene and cleaning products.*
- Wood County Senior Citizens Association: $5,000 to purchase food and related supplies to expand its home meal delivery program.
- Wood County Society - $7,500 in operating support to address loss of revenue and support the reopening of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. *
* Awarded with support from the Sisters Health Foundation.
The PACF also issued special challenges to several organizations that participated in its Give Local MOV campaign. A $1,000 1:1 matching “Hunger Challenge” was offered to the Salvation Army, Old Man Rivers, and Wood County Senior Citizens Association, and a “Health Challenge” was offered to Minnie Hamilton Health Services and Westbrook. These organizations were challenged to raise an additional $1,000 through Give Local; those who met the challenge received the $1,000 match. All organizations met the challenge!
In addition to the grants listed above, an additional $41,272 was awarded through PACF’s Donor Advised Funds to support a variety of projects including the provision of books to children in the area to promote reading.
Funding to support these programs is made possible by generous donations from individuals and businesses to the PACF’s Hunger Fund (addresses food insecurity for local people) and Safety Net Fund (supports basic and emergency needs). These two response funds concentrate on relief efforts in the Foundation’s 11-county service area. Donations to support the PACF’s Hunger Fund and Safety Net Fund are tax-deductible. To donate, visit www.pacfwv.com/Donate.