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YCF Awards Emergency Impact Grants to Aid in COVID-19 Response

Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia Inc. (YCF) awarded 19 grants totaling over $40,000 to assist nonprofits in addressing the immediate impacts of COVID-19, focusing on needs related to food, shelter and safety.

These organizations have been awarded grants from YCF’s Emergency Impact Fund:

-Bartlett House Inc.

-Bi-County Nutrition Program Inc.

-Christian Help Inc.

-Connecting Link Inc.

-Food for Preston

-Harrison County Senior Citizens Center

-Homes for Harrison

-Libera Inc.

-Marion County Schools

-Monongalia County Starting Points Family Resource Center (Shack Neighborhood House)

-Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels

-Pantry Plus More Inc.

-Preston County Workshop

-Rape & Domestic Violence Information Center

-Morgantown Salvation Army

-Taylor County Family Resources

-The Clarksburg Mission Inc.

-United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties

-United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties

Recognizing the unprecedented challenges faced by the nonprofit community, YCF provided an initial $10,000 to establish this non-endowed, emergency fund. Businesses, foundations and individuals in the community have also made generous contributions. YCF recognized the EQT and Giant Eagle Foundations for recent donations to this fund.

“We are grateful for the generosity of our community in supporting the nonprofits on the front lines of this pandemic,” said Patty Showers Ryan, YCF president. “These organizations are working hard to address the needs of the most vulnerable among us, while facing unprecedented financial strains. We are pleased to coordinate this effort to provide them with emergency funding to support the clients they serve.”

In order to continue making grant awards to address the impacts of COVID-19, YCF encourages additional donations to the Emergency Impact Fund. The entirety of all donations will be distributed directly to local nonprofits most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To make a donation to the Emergency Impact Fund for North Central West Virginia, checks made payable to “YCF” may be sent to PO Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507. Include “Emergency Impact Fund” in the memo line. Alternatively, contributions may be made online at
donate. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Nonprofits operating in YCF’s service area of Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties are eligible to apply for grants from this fund. To ease the burden on these organizations, YCF is offering a streamlined, expedited application process with an online application available at
Grants are reviewed on a bi-weekly basis, and awards will be made as long as funds are available.

For more information call 304-296-3433 or visit