To date, the Williamstown Fund for Excellence has invested more than $100,000 into the Williamstown community to support important charitable causes that improve the quality of life for all in the area.

Date Grantee Amount Description
6/2/2022 WILLIAMSTOWN Middle/HIGH SCHOOL 3200 Grant to support the purchase of a projector for new auditorium; made possible through support from the Fenton Foundation.
5/23/2022 WILLIAMSTOWN Middle/HIGH SCHOOL 2000 Projector system for auditorium
4/11/2022 City of Williamstown 1075 Donor advised grant to purchase vacuum cleaner and filters for the Williamstown Healthy Lifestyle Pool.
4/11/2022 City of Williamstown 2750 Donor advised grant to support free-swim nights at the Williamstown Healthy Lifestyle Pool for Summer 2022.
4/23/2021 Williamstown Community Association 5000 Donor Advised Fund Grant for general support
4/23/2021 City of Williamstown 1000 Donor Advised Fund grant to support the fitness facility for Williamstown Police Officers and Fire Fighters.
4/23/2021 WILLIAMSTOWN Middle/HIGH SCHOOL 1000 Upgrade band equipment
8/5/2020 Boy Scouts of America - Buckskin Council 1000 Kootaga District Fund
8/5/2020 Wood County Recreation Commission 750 WHS Summer Conditioning Program
7/28/2020 City of Williamstown 2000 DAF grant to support Community Pool Days and provide free swim passes to area residents.
5/5/2020 City of Williamstown 1000
4/28/2020 Williamstown Welfare League 2000 general support
4/22/2020 Give Local MOV 10000 Match for Williamstown High School
4/21/2020 Adolescent Health Initiative, Region V 1000 to support programs to engage students in developing leadership skills.
4/21/2020 Wood County Schools-Office of Early Learning 2000 Expand services to the Wood County community, beyond those we will reach with current revenue, who will be served by Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program for children from birth to age five.
4/21/2020 Wood County 4-H Camp 2000 Capital campaign to provide for a series of physical improvements at the camp.
4/21/2020 Williamstown Elementary School PTA 2000 To purchase T-shirts to be worn by all students and staff at the new Williamstown Elementary School as part of an effort to unify Williamstown and Waverly families.
4/21/2020 Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation 500 to provide transportation to clients with substance use disorder to and from treatment facilities.
4/21/2020 Wood County Christian School 625 to offer summer camp opportunities to students in the community.
4/21/2020 Waverly Volunteer Fire Company 3000 to purchase additional protective gear for firefighters.
1/8/2020 Williamstown Community Association 5000 Ball Field Renovations
11/4/2019 Ely Chapman Education Foundation 2000 To purchase a new commercial dishwasher
11/4/2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council (Foster Grandparent Program) 3000 To support the foster grandparents, who are places in schools and nonprofits to mentor children.
11/4/2019 Wood County Schools-Suicide Prevention Task Force 2000 For suicide prevention training and materials.
11/4/2019 Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library 1000 To update technology for digital access and transfer of media for patrons and staff.
4/15/2019 Mid-Ohio Valley Adult Drug Court 1000 To provide dentures for drug court participants.
4/15/2019 WILLIAMSTOWN Middle/HIGH SCHOOL 5000 To start a new robotics program by purchasing kits and curriculum.
4/15/2019 Fourth Circuit Public Defender Corporation 1000 To provide transportation for clients to substance use disorder treatment facilities and programs.
11/1/2018 Hippodrome Colony Historical Theatre Association 5000 To repair air conditioning system.
11/1/2018 Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C) 1000 To support marketing efforts and materials.
11/1/2018 Children's Listening Place Inc 460 To support a training program to be delivered in school systems and child care facilities to train childen on body safety and empower children to stay safe from abuse.
11/1/2018 Wood County Christian School 2000 To purchase a new double convection oven.
11/1/2018 Community Spirit of Williamstown 5000 To support mentoring program for at-risk youth, sponsored through First Presbyterian Church.
12/1/2017 Wood County Schools 10000 Williamstown Elementary School Playground Fund
11/3/2017 Marietta Community Foundation, Inc. 1000 To support the Shale Crescent project.
11/3/2017 Waverly School 1900 To replace slides on the playground.
11/3/2017 Building Bridges to Careers (BB2C) 1000 To support Program expansion.
8/10/2017 Drug-Free Jackets, Inc. 4000 Support drug-screening program for WHS students
2/13/2017 City of Williamstown 14000 Drug Investigation Vehicle/Equipment
11/9/2015 Waverly School 2000 For iPad technology in the school

Grant Eligibility

Organizations seeking support are to apply online through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation’s bi-annual Community Action Grants Program. To be eligible for support, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a public institution, such as a public school or government agency. Requests from individuals are not accepted.

To see a list of scholarships awarded to Williamstown students from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, visit our Recent Scholarships page.

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