The Community Action Grant Program provides support to charitable projects through grant funds available from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Inc. & the Regional Affiliates of Doddridge, Little Kanawha Area, and Ritchie Counties. Applicants use this one form to request support; submitted requests will be considered by all appropriate entities, based on the location of the project and grant funds available. Community Action Grants (CAG) are made in the fields of: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Human Services, Recreation, Youth and Family Services, and Community and Economic Development. The Foundation focuses on: Capital and Equipment Projects, Program Development, Capacity Building, and Operating Support.
To be eligible for a Foundation grant, an applicant must be a private, non-profit 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. The applicant must be located in any of the eleven counties in the Foundation’s service area or the program to be funded must serve residents of one or more of those counties. Counties in the service area are: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio. Please note that the PACF places priority for grant funding on projects that serve communities where the PACF is the only community foundation in operation –priority counties for Foundation support are: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt and Wood Counties in West Virginia. Grants typically range from $1,000 - $10,000. Please review the Foundation's guidelines to understand eligibility requirements for various programs. Please note specifically that operating support requests are open to 501(c)(3) designated private nonprofit organizations only. Schools and public entities are not eligible for operating support. Please also note that to be eligible for operating support, your organization must have been in existence for at least five years and must have previously received a grant from the Foundation.