MASON COUNTY — Our Community’s Foundation - The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliate Foundation of Mason County (MCCF) – is currently accepting applications for grants for the spring cycle of its Community Action Grant Program, with a deadline of March 1.
To be considered for a Community Action 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. To be eligible for a grant either the applicant or program to be funded must also be located in Mason County or another county in the Foundation’s geographic service area, which includes Wood, Wirt, Doddridge, Ritchie, Pleasants, Roane, Calhoun, Gilmer, and Jackson counties in West Virginia, and Washington County in Ohio.
Organizations serving Mason County residents also have an opportunity to be considered for grants from the Gordon E. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation Advised Fund, which provides grants to support projects that benefit Mason County residents, with a particular interest in educational and community development projects. Interested organizations must submit an application using the Foundation’s Community Action Grant application form.
All organizations submitting requests for projects benefiting Mason County will be considered for support from the Jackson Foundation Advised Fund, along with other Foundation funds. Due to resources available from the Jackson Foundation advised fund, organizations may be able to submit request for grants larger than $10,000 but must contact the Foundation’s program officer, Marian Clowes, to discuss such requests prior to submission.
The Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines, which provides more specific information on eligibility and priorities for all types of grants, is available on the Foundation’s website at www.pacfwv.com. The Foundation’s application process is also online and all applications must be submitted online no later than midnight on March 1. To access the online application form, visit the Foundation’s website, and go to the Grants section. Under “Applications and Forms” will be a link to the online Community Action Grant application.
The Foundation provides support for capital and equipment projects; program development; technical assistance, training, and capacity building projects; and operating support. Operating support grants target organizations that provide essential community services or offer programs that meet basic human needs and that seek to increase their financial stability and/or expand their capacity to provide services.
For more information on the Community Action Grant Program, contact Marian Clowes at 304-428-4438 or email@example.com.