Your Charitable Partner

The PACF offers you the information and support needed to accomplish your charitable goals efficiently and effectively.  We know our region well and offer you personalized service and local knowledge to assist you in making charitable giving decisions.


Why Work with the PACF?

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation is a highly regarded and widely supported public charity that serves as the hub for meaningful philanthropy for 11 counties in West Virginia and Ohio.  We have the expertise and knowledge to help you make a meaningful difference in our community now and forever.


 The PACF's Board and Staff are local people who are committed to the betterment of our region.  With an understanding of our region's nonprofits, charitable projects, and community needs, the Foundation is an excellent resource for individuals wishing to make a positive impact.


Whether you are establishing a new fund or donating to an existing fund, it's easy to make a gift to your community through the PACF.  The Foundation takes care of all the administrative tasks and tax reporting and ensures that your charitable gift complies with IRS regulations and laws.


The PACF offers flexibility in fulfilling your charitable goals while addressing your unique circumstances.  You can tailor your support to be as specific or as broad as you wish, addressing needs near and far. 


Since the PACF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charity, your gifts receive the greatest IRS tax deductions allowed by law.  The Foundation invests your gifts/funds thoughtfully with both current community grantmaking and future growth in mind.  

What is a Community Foundation?

Community foundations are grantmaking public charities that are dedicated to improving the lives of people in a defined local geographic area.  They bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities.  

Community foundations play a key role in identifying and solving community problems. In 2017, they gave an estimated $5.48 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief.


Since 1963, the PACF has been recognized as one of the region's leaders in philanthropy and charitable giving.  We are committed to improving our region's collective future by inspiring philanthropy, engaging citizens, and delivering results.


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PO Box 1762
1620 Park Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26102-1762

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