The Eastern West Virginia County Community Foundation is one of approximately 700 community foundations across the country—and 26 in West Virginia.
The foundations are set up by people, corporations, and families dedicated to improving the quality of life in a specific region. It serves Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties, with affiliates that serve Hampshire and Hardy Counties.
It is a tax-exempt public charity that allows people to establish permanent endowment funds within one large foundation, and offers an inexpensive, value-added way to be a philanthropist. Each separate fund's distributions are available to respond to emerging problems and specific opportunities in the community.
Michael Whalton, executive director of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation also announced that all other nonprofits would receive money through the foundation's Youth Advisory Council fund...more
Given the lack of available public funding, Catlett said he is looking elsewhere for financial support and told board members that he has had conversations about the funding shortfall with Michael...more
Shepherd University recently received three grants from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation and one grant from the Jefferson County (W.Va.) Historical Society ... Shepherd's Appalachian...more
Shepherd's Appalachian Studies Speak Story Series received a $1,000 Community Foundation Youth Grant. Speak, which was created by adjunct professor Adam Booth, offers storytelling concerts from March...more
Smith, a former county sheriff and magistrate, won a $79 million Powerball jackpot in August 2010 and set up a fund with the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation. "The bids are good for 45...more