Grantee Communication Guidelines

Congratulations on receiving a grant from the PACF!  The following guidelines are intended to help you publicize your organization and funded project.    

The Foundation publicizes its grants through media relations, social media, publications, and its website.  We encourage you to share success stories and photos so we can promote partnerships to make our region a better place.  If you have any questions, email Julie Posey, the Foundation's Development and Communications Officer.  

What You Can Do

A grant from the Foundation is a partnership. It is also an occasion for the PACF to acknowledge our donors and let them know how their gifts are being used to improve the quality of life in our community.  You can publicize the Foundation’s support in a number of ways including:

Update Organization's Website

The Foundation is a partnering with your organization to help you achieve your goals.  We are your partner in long-term support and grant needs.  Create a link on your website to connect to the Foundation's website. You can also include our logo where appropriate.  

Contact Local Media

The PACF publicizes grants through the media connections, its website, and its printed materials. We ask that you acknowledge this grant to your organization through your own communications channels as well.  If we coordinate our efforts, we can be more successful to promote partnerships to make our region a better place.   Use this sample media release to help you get started.

The Foundation staff also welcomes the opportunity to give a quote for your release pertinent to your grant funded project.

Share with Your Community

Share information about your Foundation grant through your organization's newsletters, annual reports, social media, and staff and Board of Director communications.  

Be sure to link to us on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@PACFwv) when announcing on social media.

Recognize the PACF

Include a funding credit for the Foundation on flyers, programs, posters, advertisements, etc.  Including signs or plaques that recognize donors at events or on buildings is always a well appreciated gesture.

Use the PACF Logo

Acknowledge a Grant from the PACF

Use this language to acknowledge your grant from Parkersburg Area Community Foundation: 

This project was funded (or funded in part) by a grant from Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

Acknowledge a Grant from a PACF Regional Affiliate

Use this language to acknowledge your grant from the PACF's  Doddridge County/Ritchie County/Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation regional affiliates:

This project was funded (or funded in part) by a grant from Doddridge County / Ritchie County / Little Kanawha Area  Community Foundation, a regional affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.


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