Eligibility The Foundation considers grant requests from organizations which are:
Designated as a nonprofit under Section 501-c-3 of the Internal Revenue Code oris a public institution, school or municipality. An IRS determination letter verifies 501-c-3 status.
Programs funded must benefit Wyoming County. While the proposed program itself must serve Wyoming County, the applicant organization is not required to be headquartered in Wyoming County.
Project or program must occur within the defined grant period: November 1, 2023 — June 30, 2024.
Submission of an application, including all required documents and information, by the application deadline. Deadline is October 1st, 2023 11:59 p.m.
Amount of Request Maximum request may not exceed $1,500. Favorable consideration is given to requests that show additional sources of project funding. Do not request multi-year commitments. Prioritize requests for multiple purchases; this facilitates a partial grant award when total funding is not possible.
It is vital that information for the contact person be correct. It is critical for the contact person to respond promptly to emails or phone calls requesting supplemental information to help clarify or expand an understanding of your application. A clear and concise description is highly important for the Committee's knowledge regarding your organization and its appeal for assistance. Next, the Committee considers all proposals and makes recommendations to the Planning Commission Board of Directors. This will occur in late October. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible about decisions regarding each grant request.
The Community Fund places priority on the following types of projects:
Addresses a community need, an emerging community need, and/or implements a new creative approach to solve needs for a comprehensive plan.
Projects that either serves a significant number of residents or reach a group of under-served residents of Wyoming County.
Sudden or urgent needs where prior planning for such needs could not reasonably have been made.
Projects that empower organizations to obtain on-going financial support from other sources.
Provides an opportunity for collaboration and partnership, as well as leverage additional funding.
Innovative special projects.
Grants are not considered for:
Projects outside the grant period of November 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
On-going maintenance & operating expenses
Political Purposes or Lobbying
Sectarian religious programs
Staff salaries or wages
Jerseys or uniforms
The Wyoming County Community Fund welcomes your questions. Please contact Christy Laxton | President, Wyoming County Planning Commission:
Wyoming County Community Fund PO Box 1828 Pineville, WV 24874 304-732-6707 304-732-6963 (fax)
Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards Beckley Area Foundation is a member of the National Council on Foundations, Philanthropy WV, , Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and WV Leave A Legacy. The Beckley Area Foundation annual audit, 990 and 990-T (if filed) are available for review in the BAF office. "WV residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement."