What is a Community Foundation?

By definition, a community foundation, like YCF, is a tax-exempt, non-profit, autonomous, publicly-supported, non-sectarian philanthropic composed primarily of permanent, named, component funds established by many separate donors for the long-term benefit of the residents of a defined geographic area, typically no larger than a state.

 

YCF is such a public charity created by and for the people of North-Central West Virginia. We enable local people with philanthropic interests to easily and effectively support the issues they care about — immediately, or through their will. Our donors can establish a charitable fund at YCF by contributing a variety of assets, and may also recommend grants — in their name, if they choose — to nonprofit groups they want to support.

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Arts Grants Available for Monongalia County Nonprofits

May 4, 2022 Morgantown, WV – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) and the Arts Council of Greater Morgantown (ACGM) announce the Organizational Arts Grant application is available through June 8, 2022.  This collaborative effort includes… Read More