Community Foundation Announces $3,000 in Grants for Doddridge County with Help from EQT Foundation

   The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and its Doddridge County Community Foundation affiliate recently awarded $3,000 to local nonprofits through its competitive Community Action Grants Program.  

   The spring 2020 Doddridge County Community Foundation grant recipients are:

*Doddridge County Parks and Recreation Commission – $1,500 to support the pool renovation project.

*Nazareth Farm – $1,500 to support the home repair loan program for Doddridge County residents and to purchase tools and a work vehicle to transport materials and equipment to work sites.

   A portion of the Doddridge County Community Foundation (DCCF) grants are made possible by a gift from the EQT Foundation that the DCCF received in January.  The EQT Foundation gift provides resources for DCCF to support current community projects and to grow the DCCF’s community endowment fund, the Doddridge County Grantmaking Fund.  This Fund enables the DCCF to address community needs and invest in new opportunities for Doddridge County residents, including supporting the above grants.

    “We could not be more pleased with the awarding of the grants to these two strong community partners,” said Ellen Rossi, President of the EQT Foundation.  “The continued commitment and care these two nonprofits, as well as the PACF, are showing for Doddridge County residents are so appreciated and celebrated; we are proud to be part of their continued and future growth.” 

   The PACF awarded a total of $173,500 region-wide through its Community Action Grants Program to organizations within the Foundation’s eleven-county service region of Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Doddridge, Mason, Calhoun, Gilmer, Roane, Pleasants, and Jackson Counties in West Virginia, and Washington County, Ohio.  

   Grants awarded through the Community Action Grants Program are made possible by generous individuals and businesses who have established a charitable fund at the Foundation. The Program uses the resources available through the Foundation’s general grantmaking and field of interest funds to meet the ever-changing needs of its service region. The Foundation works with volunteers region-wide to review the grant applications and select the recipients.  Additionally, the Foundation consults with individuals who have established Donor Advised Funds and works with these individuals to provide additional grant support for the projects proposed through the Community Action Grants Program. To learn more about the Program, individuals should call the Foundation at 304.428.4438 or email [email protected].