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 $257,000 in COVID-19 emergency funds to help area agencies continue their critical work.

  • 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 to provide 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 for direct food assistance, in partnership with Piggly Wiggly, to club member families impacted by COVID-19.
  • Calhoun County Committee on Aging - $7,500 to support increased demand for senior nutrition program and home meal delivery. Awarded in partnership with the Sisters Health Foundation.
  • Calhoun County Schools  - $3,000 to purchase hygiene and school supplies to distribute to families in need, awarded in partnership with the Sisters Health Foundation (SHF).
  • Calvary United Methodist Church  -  $1,000 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
  • Camden Clark Medical Center  -  $5,000 to help purchase a Xenex Ultra-Violet disinfection system.
  • Children's Home Society  -  $7,500 to provide operating support to address increase demand for service and loss of fundraising revenue for programs that address child welfare, including foster care and adoption programs and emergency shelter care.
  • Children's Home Society - $4,620 to supply food boxes for youth in their Transitional Living Program who lack access to food due to COVID 19, awarded in partnership with SHF.
  • 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). Awarded in partnership with the Sisters Health Foundation.
  • Circles Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc.  -  $5,700 to provide operating support to address fundraising event revenue loss and to ensure the continuation of programs designed to help families transition out of poverty.
  • 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, Inc. - $16,300 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. - $5,000 to buy food and provide operating support for their Thrive food pantry to meet significantly increased demand.
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services - $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.
  • Epworth United Methodist Church  -  $700 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
  • Friendship Kitchen - $2,000 to purchase food to meet greatly increased demand for their meal program, awarded in partnership with the SHF.
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley  -  $7,500 to provide operating support for the continuation of efforts to provide safe housing and to address revenue loss due to temporary closure of 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.
  • 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 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
  • Normantown Historical Community Center - $2,500 to purchase food to stock their food pantry to meet increased demand in the Gilmer County community.
  • Old Man Rivers - $5,000 to buy food to meet increased demand for home meal delivery and food pantry services, awarded in partnership with the SHF.
  • 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 - $4,250 to support operating costs for provision of essential services, including child- care (from the Ray L. and Mabel S. Vannoy Youth Recreation Fund)
  • Patch 21 - $2,500 to provide childcare services for the children of essential workers in Roane County.
  • Racine United Methodist Church  -  $200 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
  • Recovery Point  -  $4,200 to support increased costs for hygiene products and cleaning services due to COVID-19 impact.
  • Ritchie County Family Resource Network - $600 to purchase supplies to make masks for distribution to nonprofit agencies in Ritchie County.
  • Roane County Committee on Aging Inc  -  $3,420 to provide operating support to sustain satellite centers in Reedy and Amma, WV.
  • Salvation Army of Parkersburg  -  $5,000 to provide operating support for programs that address basic needs (food and shelter) and emergency assistance and to address revenue loss from the temporary closing of the Family Store.
  • Salvation Army of Washington County  -  $200 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the Star Plastics.
  • SW Resources  -  $7,500 to provide operating support to ensure the continuation of vocational rehabilitation and employment services to individuals with disabilities, to meet increased demand for cleaning services, and to 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), awarded in partnership with SHF.
  • The Council of Senior Citizens of Gilmer County, Inc.   -  $7,500 to provide operating support to address increased demand for home delivery meal programs and loss of revenue from canceled fundraising events.
  • The Gathering Church - $2,000 to purchase food for home delivery food boxes
  • Voices of Children - CASA  -  $4,000 to provide operating support to address increased demand for services for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.
  • Westbrook  -  $10,000 to support the purchase of Naloxone to be distributed to Quick Response Teams in the region and through Westbrook's Peer Expansion Program to address the increase in overdoses occurring during the COVID 19 pandemic.
  • Williamstown Welfare League  -  $200 to purchase food to stock their food pantry, awarded in partnership with the 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 Operating support for senior nutrition programs.
  • Wirt County Ministerial Alliance - $4,000 to help stock the Hope Shop Food Pantry.
  • Wood County Senior Citizens Association -  $5,000 to purchase food and related supplies to expand its home meal delivery program.
  • Wood County Society  -  $5,000 to provide operating support to address loss of revenue and to support the reopening of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.

 

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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.

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