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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YCF Awards Nearly $300,000 in Scholarships for 2024-25 Academic Year

June 4, 2024 Morgantown, WV – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) is pleased to announce 106 scholarships totaling $293,900 have been awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applications were evaluated by scholarship committees with over… Read More