Grantmaking & Initiatives
Stewarding donor gifts to meet the needs of area region.
As a nonprofit, you're 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.
Current Grant Opportunities:
The Spring 2023 Community Action Grants Program application process is currently open.
The deadline for application submission is April 1.
To be eligible for consideration for a PACF Diamond Anniversary Special Event Grant, an organization must be one for which the PACF presently manages an agency fund, or one that has received a PACF (or regional affiliate of PACF) grant within the last two years, and that is in compliance with the PACF’s general requirements to receive a charitable grant.
The nonprofit must be planning to hold its special event between June 1, 2023, and Dec. 31, 2023. An abbreviated grants process is being used to apply for these grants; applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the available funds have been fully committed at which time the application will close. One-time events will be considered for sponsorships of ranging from $600-$1600; events that may occur over multiple days may request up to $2,600.
In reviewing Diamond Anniversary Special Event grant requests, the PACF will consider 3 factors:
- How does the event for which the Diamond Anniversary grant is requested further one or more of the Foundation’s five core values, which are:
- Partnering – cultivating connections and working with others to accomplish our shared goal of a better community;
- Learning – being open to new ideas, to embracing innovation, by seeking to grow in our thinking;
- Generosity – encouraging everyone to give what they can of their time, talent and/or resources to improve our region for generations to come;
- Inclusiveness – demonstrating compassion and regard for all people;
- Integrity – being good stewards; making efficient, effective use of human, financial and material resources.
- How the event sponsor will acknowledge the PACF’s 60th Anniversary as part of its event and related promotions; and,
- How the event will support the PACF’s vision of encouraging our region’s residents to be “welcoming, engaged and resilient.”
The deadline for application submission is May 6.
This Proclaimers Gospel Quartet Fund for Christian Youth in Memory of Harold E. Board provides support for Christian youth and Christian youth groups in need of financial assistance in order to attend or participate in Christian service-related events. Grants may be made, for example, for attendance at Christian camps or for participation in educational events or church or community service activities. Application deadline is June 1, 2023.
The Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation School-Based Health Fund supports school-based health centers in West Virginia. Grants of up to $2,000 may be requested for training and competency building, broadening of public awareness, advisory or consultancy services, improvements to facilities or equipment, or for response to COVID-19. School-based health centers are defined as primary care clinics based on primary or secondary school campuses. Application deadline is April 29, 2023.
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 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 Ruth Hornbrook Memorial Fund provides support for humane societies in West Virginia, with particular emphasis on supporting the needs of new humane societies. Grants have been made from this fund to support projects such as humane education programs, shelter construction and renovation, and the purchase of equipment. Grants typically range in size from $500 - $3,000. The fund does not provide support for spay/neuter programs. Application deadline was March 1, 2023.
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 was October 1, 2022.
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Through the PACF's competitive Community Action Grants Program, we're able to invest in our region's most pressing needs and opportunities.