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 2020 awards, the Foundation has returned more than $2,923,242 to the area since 1997 in grants and scholarships.


Below is information about the Foundation's Grants Program and Scholarships 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 41 grants for 2020. These awards totaling more than $186,277 represent the Foundationís 22nd annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups.


With the inclusion of the 2020  awards, the Foundation has returned $2,205,763 to the area since 1997 in grants.


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



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, 2020, 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, George Brooks, Tom Chaffins, Harry Kammer, Lisa Lineberry, Mary Raub, Becky Steorts, and Cathy Zimmerman.


Thirty individual endowed funds awarded scholarships totaling more than $284,000. The scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors at eight area high schools, and to students attending several 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 2021




Some Scholarships will have a blue circle icon with an "i" in it. Hold your mouse over this icon for important information about this Scholarship's requirements.


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


            2020 Grants and Scholarships        2019 Grants and Scholarships     2018 Grants and Scholarships     2017 Grants and Scholarships    


           2016 Grants and Scholarships          2015 Grants and Scholarships     2014 Grants and Scholarships     2013 Grants and Scholarships    




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