Accepting nominations for Hidden Gems

To commemorate its 60th Anniversary, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation seeks nominations from the public of those special people who are the “hidden gems” of our region who personify the Foundation’s five core values. These are the persons whose behavior or whose actions support the Foundation’s vision of a “thriving community whose residents are welcoming, engaged, and resilient” and who are actively demonstrating one or more of the PACF’s core values of partnering, learning, generosity, inclusiveness, and integrity.

Meet your community foundation

The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation is committed to improving our collective future by inspiring philanthropy and connecting people with opportunities to make a meaningful difference; engaging citizens to address key issues; and delivering results that matter for the people of our area.

Let's celebrate together

We’re honored to be celebrating this special 60th Anniversary occasion with a year-long calendar of events and programs across our region. Stay tuned for more information!

Growing philanthropy for today and tomorrow

60 years ago, a group of forward-thinking individuals met to discuss the future of their community and the possibility of creating something that would address and support important community needs and opportunities. From that informal meeting, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation blossomed. Years later, the Foundation has become an incredible force for good in the Parkersburg area -- providing transformational grants, creating community collaborations, and inspiring philanthropy.