(07/13/2018)
The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) of Doddridge County, Ritchie County, and the Little Kanawha Area is currently accepting applications for grants for the fall cycle of its Community Action Grants Program. The Foundationís application deadline is midnight on September 15. Organizations apply to PACF and/or any of the affiliates through one online application form, the Foundationís Community Action Grant Application. To access the online application form, visit the Grants section of the Foundationís web site † www.pacfwv.com/Grants

To be considered for a Community Action Grant, an applicant must be a nonprofit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution. Either the applicant or program to be funded must be located in the Foundationís eleven-county geographic service area (Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio). Priority counties for Foundation grant support are: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties.

The Foundation provides support for capital and equipment projects, program development, technical assistance, training, and capacity building projects, and, under special circumstances, operating support. Submitted applications are considered for support from a wide variety of grant funds available through the Foundation to support charitable projects throughout the region.

The Foundation recently made two important changes to its grantmaking program:

The maximum grant request size has been raised to $15,000. The allowable grant period is 12 months; proposed projects must be completed within a 12-month timeframe.

The Foundationís grantmaking guidelines provide additional information on eligibility and priorities for all types of grants; visit the Foundationís website at † www.pacfwv.com/Grants † to access the grant guidelines and application. For more information, contact Marian Clowes at 304-428-4438 or info@pacfwv.com.

About the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF) works with individuals, families, businesses, and civic or non-profit organizations to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of our community.† PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages more than 350 charitable funds with nearly $43 million in assets.† PACF works in partnership with its local affiliates to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of an 11-county service area.† Since 1963, PACF has helped local citizens support charitable needs and touch every aspect of life in the community in a variety of lasting ways.† For more information about PACF, visit † † or call 304-428-4438.


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