ACGM and YCF Announce 2023 Organizational Arts Grant Recipients

August 8, 2023

Over $1 Million in Grants Awarded Since 2018

Morgantown, WV – The Arts Council of Greater Morgantown (ACGM) and Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF) are pleased to announce the 2023 Organizational Arts Grant recipients.  Awards totaling $142,320 were distributed to nine local arts and cultural organizations in Monongalia County. This collaborative effort is made possible through funding from the City of Morgantown, the Monongalia County Commission and the YCF Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts.

The following organizations received grants:  Monongahela River Trails Conservancy, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown Art Association, Morgantown Dance, Morgantown Theatre Company, Spark! Imagination and Science Center, Summit Chamber Music Series, West Virginia Botanic Garden, and West Virginia Public Theatre

“Thanks to local nonprofits like the ones being honored today, we have a vibrant arts and cultural community,” said Lisa Giuliani, Grant Program Chair. “Each year we receive many worthy grant requests, but resources are limited.  Community members and businesses are invited to join us by making a tax-deductible gift to support more opportunities for the arts in Monongalia County.”

This year, additional funding was provided by donations from Liz and Harry Finklea, as well as the Miles McKennan Foreman Youth Art Fund at YCF.

The mission of the Organizational Arts Grant program is to broaden base support for the arts, promote excellence in the arts and ensure that our community has a variety of arts programs. The grant structure and criteria were developed by a committee of volunteers, with representation from individual artists and arts organizations.

Since 2018, when the City of Morgantown and the Monongalia County Commission began collaborating on the Organizational Arts Grant program, over $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to local nonprofits working to promote the arts in Monongalia County.

The 2024 Grant Application will be available in April, online at



  • Arts Council of Greater Morgantown’s mission is to advance the arts and enhance the community by encouraging investment in imagination, infrastructure, and invention.
  • YCF’s mission is to promote philanthropy and build endowment funds to benefit our communities.
Grantees and donors gather at the Organizational Arts Grant awards presentation held at Morgantown’s Met Theatre on August 8, 2023.