Will be used to address issues related to COVID
Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia Inc. recently awarded five new grants totaling $10,500 to assist nonprofits in addressing the impacts of COVID-19, focusing on needs related to food, shelter and safety. To-date, $123,040 has been awarded to 45 local nonprofits through YCF’s Emergency Impact Fund.
The most recent grants from YCF’s Emergency Impact Fund were awarded to the Disability Action Center, Pantry Plus More, the Salvation Army of Clarksburg, the Salvation Army of Grafton and Reset Inc.
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 joined the effort, making generous contributions.
In order to continue making grant awards to address the impacts of COVID-19, YCF encourages additional donations to the Emergency Impact Fund. One hundred percent of donations will be distributed directly to local nonprofits most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To make a donation, checks made payable to “YCF” may be sent to P.O. Box 409, Morgantown, WV 26507. Include “Emergency Impact Fund” on the memo line. Contributions also may be made online at www.ycfwv.org/donate. All contributions are tax-deductible.
YCF’s mission is to promote philanthropy and build endowment funds to benefit area communities.
Nonprofits addressing the impacts of COVID-19 and operating in YCF’s service area of Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties are encouraged to apply for grants from this fund. Priority areas include food, shelter and safety.
To ease the burden on these organizations, YCF offers a streamlined, expedited application process with an online application available at www.ycfwv.org. Grants are reviewed on a bi-weekly basis and awards will be made as long as funds are available.
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, call 304-296-3433 or visit http://www.ycfwv.org.