Through a collection of funds, YCF fosters greater giving and volunteerism, builds endowments to ensure that grants are always available, and works hand-in-hand with thousands of local residents and donors to address our region's pressing challenges and most promising opportunities.
Hundreds of people have trusted our organization with their hearts and donations. Whether it's supporting education or athletics, the homeless or the arts, a new animal shelter or a clean environment . . . there's no end to the good we can do.
When Cassidy Seamon was in the third grade, she had a cousin who was ill and in the hospital at Christmas time. She asked her mother Doreen if Santa could take the gifts intended for her and deliver them instead to other children who had to be in the hospital over Christmas.
When she turned 16, Cassidy decided she wanted to make a bigger impact for the children at the hospital, so she started The Little Toy Train Endowment Fund so it would continue to give gifts after she went away to college and beyond.
YCF is seeking community help to match two separate donations that would benefit deserving individuals in the Morgantown area. First United Bank & Trust and other private donors have offered $4,000 for the Empty Bowls Endowment Fund, provided that YCF can acquire a matching amount of contributions from the community. Net income from the Empty Bowls Endowment Fund helps to feed the hungry in Monongalia County. In addition, the Mon General Hospital Foundation Board has approved a transfer of $20,000 to YCF for the benefit of Milan Puskar Health Right, subject to a matching $20,000 being raised by YCF.
A local veterans' group and a non-profit charity are moving forward with plans to erect a giant American flag on the tallest flagpole in the area as part of the Korean War Memorial, being built at the East Marion County Park in Fairmont. Contributions are still needed to purchase and erect the 30-by-50-foot Marion County Patriot Memorial Flag that will fly atop a 125-foot flagpole overlooking Interstate 79, where it will be visible for miles in any direction. This flag will be a symbol of local pride and patriotism that people will be able to see, night and day, for many, many years to come.
The Black Heritage Festival Foundation has joined with other area non-profit groups and Bob Evans Restaurants to create a permanent endowment fund managed by Your Community Foundation (YCF). The fund was started with a $5,000 donation from West Virginia Grantmakers, made available under the “Building Donor Diversity” challenge grant program. Visit our “funds” page for a fact sheet with more information.
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Empty Bowls Monongalia Soup and Bread Luncheon
February 22nd, 2014
Empty Bowls Monongalia will host a soup and bread Luncheon fundraiser on February 22, 2014 at Hazel and J.W. Ruby Community Center in Morgantown. Click "Read More" to purchased tickets.
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