(12/11/2014)

PACF Grant Recipients

Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the Regional Affiliate Foundations of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area - announces its grant awards for fall 2014. The Foundation awarded a total of $257,006 through the fall Community Action Grants program to organizations within the Foundation’s eleven-county service region of Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mason, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane, Pleasants, and Jackson Counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio.

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) announced its grant awards, totaling $160,027 at a reception on December 3. Grants awarded through the PACF Community Action Grant program are provided through various unrestricted and field of interest funds at the Foundation. In addition, individuals with donor advised funds also support grant projects proposed to the Foundation, and several projects funded in this grant cycle received significant support through donor advised funds.

Earlier this fall, the Ritchie County Community Foundation affiliate (RCCF) awarded $3,675 in grant funds, the Jackson County Community Foundation affiliate (JCCF) awarded $24,639 in grants, the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation affiliate (LKACF) awarded $1,250 in grant funds, and the Doddridge County Community Foundation affiliate (DCCF) awarded $5,750 in grant funds. The Mason County Community Foundation affiliate (MCCF) awarded $61,655 in grants, including $49,500 in grants awarded through The Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Advised Fund and $5,976 in grants awarded through the Dickens Family Fund for Mason County Schools.

Our Community’s Foundation began in 1963, and manages more than 400 charitable funds, supporting a wide variety of charitable causes in our region. Last year, the Foundation awarded $2 million to the region in grants and scholarships. For more information on Our Community’s Foundation, please contact 304-428-4438 or   info@pacfwv.com

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation Approved Grants - Fall 2014

• Allohak Council, Boys Scouts of America - $8,550 to purchase supplies to complete the replacement of latrines at Camp Kootaga.

• Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter - $2,500 to expand its Early Stage Engagement Education Program with a Social Engagement Program Series for persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.

• American Red Cross, Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter - $5,500 to support the Services to Armed Forces program.

• ARTSBRIDGE, Inc. - $2,000 for operating support.

• Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg - $10,000 to update the commercial kitchen equipment at the Club to better meet the nutritional needs of members.

• Children’s Home Society of West Virginia - $10,000 to replace the flooring at the Gustke Emergency Child Shelter in Parkersburg.

• Doddridge County Elementary School - $6,000 to upgrade the school’s computer lab in order to immerse students in 21st Century learning.

• Doddridge County High School - $500 to purchase e-books in order to build an e-book library to complement the county’s one-to-one tablet initiative.

• Doddridge County Middle School - $3,000 to support activities designed to teach and motivate students to “Do the Right Thing” in all aspects of their lives.

• Doddridge County Preschool Center, Project A.C.E. - $250 to purchase interactive, sensory-driven materials and equipment for hands-on discovery-based learning for students.

• Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library - $1,500 to renovate library shelving.

• Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Department - $5,000 to purchase new hand tools, hoses, and other equipment for new pumper.

• EVE, Inc. - $300 to repair bank slippage in the rear of the facility’s parking lot.

• Gilmer County Recreation Center - $3,000 to install handicap access ramps to two buildings that house campers and to construct new restroom facilities.

• Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department - $3,500 to repair, maintain, and supplement current fire apparatus.

• Julia-Ann Square Historical Community Association - $5,300 1:1 challenge grant to raise funds to replace fencing at Riverview Cemetery.

• Junior League of Parkersburg - $600 to assist with roof replacement at the Cook House.

• Mason County E-911 Center - $2,000 to purchase an interoperable two-way radio.

• Mason County Public Schools - $2,000 to support arts and cultural experiences for Mason County students.

• Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home, Inc. - $8,000 for operating support.

• Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department - $10,000 to support the Smiles-For-Life Adult Screening and Referral Program, which provides dental care to adults in need.

• Morad Hughes Health Center, Jackson General Hospital - $2,500 to purchase clinical equipment for exam rooms.

• New Haven and Community Volunteer Fire Department - $2,900 to replace one set of personal protective equipment and to purchase emergency lighting for rescue boat.

• Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association - $500 to train teams of middle and high school students at the 2015 Entrepreneurship Summit and Leadership Summit at Camp Horseshoe.

• Parkersburg Area Coalition for the Homeless/House to Home - $5,000 for operating support.

• Parkersburg Art Center - $7,000 to replace the flooring in the center’s foyer, purchase a new brochure rack, and install a new crash-bar door.

• Pilot Club of Jackson County - $2,950 to upgrade equipment used for effective search and rescue for Project Lifesaver in Jackson County.

• Pleasants County Public Library - $2,822 to construct a meeting room for community groups.

• Regeneration/Packs of Plenty - $4,000 to purchase food to provide meals for Pre-K, Elementary, and Middle School students in Ritchie County for weekends.

• Roane General Hospital Fitness Complex - $3,500 to purchase exercise equipment to be used by cardiopulmonary rehab patients and community members.

• The Children’s Listening Place - $6,000 to assist the center in achieving national accreditation, providing increased stability and facilitating capacity building.

• Two Runs Community Association - $6,000 to assist with the construction of a new community center.

• Waverly Volunteer Fire Company - $5,000 to replace the company’s Hurst Cutters, used to rescue individuals trapped in vehicles.

• West Virginia University at Parkersburg - $3,300 to create a campus food pantry.

• West Virginia University Foundation, Inc., Bonnie’s Bus - $10,000 for operating support.

• Wirt County High School - $1,000 to support the Tiger Promotions student enterprise/entrepreneurship program.

• Wood County Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. - $6,000 to assist with the purchase of the historic home that Hugh Phelps built circa 1810 in South Parkersburg.

• Wood County Master Gardeners - $2,065 to assist with repair of storm damage at the Edison Middle School arboretum.


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