Grant workshop for Mason County set


July 9, 2012

MASON COUNTY — Our Community’s Foundation, which includes the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) and the Regional Affiliates of Doddridge, Ritchie, Jackson, Mason Counties and the Little Kanawha Area, will be holding a free grant workshop for organizations in Mason County.

The free workshop will be from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center, Room 127, and registration is still open. Representatives from nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about the foundation’s grantmaking processes. Light refreshments will be provided.

It was reported the workshop will be presented by Our Community’s Foundation Program Officer, Marian Clowes. The program will cover the foundation’s grantmaking priorities, tips on preparing an effective grant request, and advice on grantseeking and proposal writing. Our Community’s Foundation will be introducing its new online grant application process and at the program Clowes will demonstrate how applicants can submit proposals using the new online system.

Clowes will discuss with participants how to submit requests for the Foundation’s Community Action Grant program, as well as highlight several special opportunities for grant funds available to organizations serving Mason County, including support from the Mason County Community Foundation Community Support Fund; the Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Advised Fund, which provides support for the charitable needs of Mason County; and the Dickens Family Fund, which provides mini-grants of up to $1,000 to Mason County Schools to support teacher-initiated educational projects and programs that benefit Mason County students.

Our Community’s Foundation makes grants twice each year, in the fall and spring, to nonprofit organizations, government entities, and schools in Wood, Mason, Jackson, Wirt, Calhoun, Ritchie, Roane, Doddridge, Pleasants, and Gilmer Counties in West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio. Information about the foundation’s grantmaking program can be found at

To register to attend the workshop, send an e-mail to or call (toll-free) 866-428-4438. Deadline to register is July 16.