Grants and Scholarships



In its more than 20 years of grant making the Community Foundation has supported dozens of worthwhile community organizations and projects, and hundreds of deserving students with scholarship assistance. With the inclusion of the 2017 awards, the Foundation has returned more than $1,600,000 to the area since 1997 in grants and scholarships.


Below is information about the Foundation's Grants Program and Scholarship Program.


Lists of Grants and Scholarships for the last several years can be found at the bottom of the page.



Grant making



The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of 51 grants for 2017. These awards totaling more than $120,000 represent the Foundationís 20th annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups.


With the inclusion of the 2017  awards, the Foundation has returned $1,600,000 to the area since 1997 in grants and scholarships.


The Grants Committee is chaired by Robert Perkinson and comprised of: Mary Jo Babbitt, Marie Blankenship, Kathleen Blaydes, Carole Dodson, Kermit Moore, Doris Sue Kantor.


Information for Grant Seekers


The Foundation accepts Grant applications from April through June each year.


The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., awards discretionary and field-of-interest grants to charitable organizations for Education; The Arts, Culture and the Humanities; Health; and Human Services, located in or serving Mercer County, WV and Tazewell County, VA.  


Click here for Application materials and instructions, or for additional information, or if you have questions, contact the Foundation office 304-324-0222,  or Email:





The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. met in May, and approved scholarship recommendations from the Scholarship Committee for students who are graduating seniors at high schools in Mercer, McDowell and Fayette counties in West Virginia, and Tazewell County, Virginia, or are college students who have been awarded a scholarship on a continuing basis.


Scholarship recipients are chosen through a competitive application process by the Scholarship Committee, which is chaired by Carole Dodson, with members Gene Bailey,  Mary Raub  and Bettye VanDyke.


Thirty individual endowed funds awarded scholarships totaling more than $95,000. The scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors at eight area high schools, and to students attending 15 different colleges and universities.


Information for Scholarship Seekers


To see a list of Scholarship Funds and information about the Scholarships program, Click Here




Applying for Scholarships in 2019


The online Scholarship Application will be available for use on or before February 1st, and the application period is open until April 1, 2019.


To begin the application process, follow this link, and follow the instructions for "Create New Account."


If you have any trouble with the online application, email with an explanation of your problem. We will respond as promptly as possible to your problem.




If you have questions about scholarships offered by the Community Foundation that are not answered on the Web site, please contact the Foundation office 304-324-0222, or Email:




Recent Grants and Scholarship Details


             2017 Grants and Scholarships     2016 Grants and Scholarships     2015 Grants and Scholarships     2014 Grants and Scholarships    


             2013 Grants and Scholarships     2012 Grants and Scholarships     2011 Grants and Scholarships     2010 Grants and Scholarships




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