Schmidt Family Fund Awards Grant to Disability Action Center

September 8, 2021

Fairmont, WV – The Francis and Coletta Schmidt Family Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF), recently presented a $1,000 grant to the Disability Action Center, Inc. (DAC).

Established as an endowment fund in 2008, the annual earnings from the Schmidt Family Fund support nonprofit agencies that provide services to individuals and families in Marion County.  The Fund directs its giving to organizations serving those in need of basic essentials, such as education, food, and other daily living necessities.

“My siblings and I are pleased to be able to present this donation to the Disability Action Center from our parents’ family fund,” said Gerry Schmidt, donor advisor. “In light of their recent flooding and subsequent upcoming relocation, we felt that the financial support we might be able to give to the DAC is needed now more than ever.  We feel certain that our parents would be more than pleased to have been able to make this contribution to them in honor of the work they do each and every day.”

The DAC is dedicated to providing individuals with disabilities, primarily developmental disabilities, and their families with the support, knowledge, and resources they need to reach their greatest level of independence. To learn more, visit

YCF’s mission is to promote philanthropy and build endowment funds to benefit our communities.  Through financial resources, YCF extends many forms of assistance to qualified people, programs and projects.  Primarily serving North Central West Virginia, YCF’s underlying goal is always to enhance the quality of life for those the organization serves.

For more information please call (304) 296-3433 or visit YCF’s website at:

Members of the Schmidt family present a grant award from the Francis and Coletta Schmidt Family Fund to the Disability Action Center (DAC). Pictured L to R, Julie Sole, DAC Executive Director; Melody Simmons and Mike Wolfe of the DAC; and Schmidt family representatives, Christine Schmidt, Gerry Schmidt, and Liz Currey.