Grantmaking & Initiatives
Stewarding donor gifts to meet the needs of area region.
Current Grant Opportunities:
Current deadlines for the Community Action Grant Program applications are April 1 and October 1. The application process opens approximately two months before the application deadline, at which time a link to the application form will be available in the PACF's online Grant Application Portal.
SUN grants (up to $4,000) help organizations with non-budgeted, unforeseen, and time-sensitive emergencies or opportunities that arise from time to time and for which a quick response regarding Foundation support is necessary.
To begin the process of applying for a SUN grant, contact the Foundation’s Associate Director for Community Leadership at 304-428-4438 or by e-mail. Foundation staff will provide you with an access code to the PACF's online Grant Application Portal in order to complete the grant application.
The PACF is actively partnering with its donors and other area funders to address the critical needs of local citizens who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing funding to a wide variety of area nonprofits that are delivering essential services in the region. If your organization was impacted by COVID-19, please contact Marian Clowes, PACF's Associate Director for Community Leadership to discuss your need.
The City of Parkersburg ARPA Recovery Grant Program seeks to invest in projects, led by nonprofit organizations, that respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative impact on residents of the City of Parkersburg and nonprofit organizations. This program will support projects that build a strong, resilient, and equitable recovery. The grant program is designed to support transformational projects that result in long-term growth and impact and/or that address financial hardships experienced by nonprofit organizations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To be considered for a Lewis County Community Foundation grant, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution. The proposed project must benefit residents of Lewis County, WV.
Applicants can apply for up to $5,200 to support trails and greenways, develop a recreational center, support affordable housing, address dilapidated structures, or support arts and culture.
The Foundation also has $1,000 (minimum, could be more) available to support programs and organizations with requests related to arts and culture, education, human services, recreation, community development, youth and family services, emergency services and public safety, and/or health. Requests can be made for: capital and equipment, program development, or capacity building.
Application deadline is October 1, 2022.
New Online Grant Application Portal
The Foundation is excited to introduce our new online grants application portal! As a nonprofit, you'll be able to easily apply for current PACF grant opportunities, track your current grant application progress, submit final reports, and review past grant applications all from one easy-to-use portal.
Please note that any application process that previously used a paper-application has now been converted to our new online system and applications must be submitted online. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Here to Help
Associate Director for Community Leadership 304.428.4438
Our recent grants
Through the PACF's competitive Community Action Grants Program, we're able to invest in our region's most pressing needs and opportunities.