November 13, 2020
Morgantown, WV – Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF), announces the distribution of grants totaling $104,473 to 20 local charitable organizations in recognition of Community Foundation Week. Awards range from $500 to $17,000 and support many community programs, services and initiatives in the region YCF serves. YCF’s region includes Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor Counties.
The nonprofit organizations receiving grants include: CASA For Kids of Monongalia and Preston Counties, Chestnut Mountain Ranch, Milan Puskar Health Right, Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center, Monongalia County Schools (Federal Programs / Title I), Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels, Morgantown Public Library (Cheat Lake Branch), Mountaineers for Mutts, Pantry Plus More, Inc., Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, Read Aloud West Virginia, Salvation Army of Grafton, Susan Dew Hoff Memorial Clinic, Taylor County Family Resources and United Way of Harrison County.
These grants include awards from several YCF donor advised funds, the YCF IMPACT Fund and the Taylor County Charitable Interest Fund. The Women’s Given Circle of North Central West Virginia, a component fund of YCF, will announce its 2020 grant recipients later this month.
YCF is awarding these grants in honor of National Community Foundation Week, celebrated in West Virginia, November 15-21, 2020. Community Foundation Week was established in 1989 by former President George H.W. Bush to recognize the important work of community foundations throughout the country and emphasize the work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
“When we give together, we make a greater impact and better serve those in need,” said YCF Board Chair, James Griffin. “On behalf of YCF’s Board of Directors, I thank our generous donors and congratulate this year’s grant recipients.”
The YCF Community Grant Program is supported, in part, by the YCF IMPACT Fund, which was established to respond to local community needs.
“Additional donations from our community members are always welcome to boost the grant dollars awarded,” said YCF President, Patty Showers Ryan. To donate to the YCF IMPACT Fund, please visit YCF’s website at www.ycfwv.org or mail a check made payable to YCF to P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507.
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 visit www.ycfwv.org or call the YCF office at (304) 296-3433.