POINT PLEASANT — Our Community’s Foundation – the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates - will offer a grant proposal writing workshop on Tuesday, February 4, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Point Pleasant at Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center, Room 116.
At the workshop, Foundation Program Officer Marian Clowes will provide an overview of the Foundations’ grantmaking process, including how to seek grant support from Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and its Mason County Community Foundation affiliate. Clowes also will discuss grant funding available from the Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation advised fund, which provides support for charitable projects benefiting Mason County residents, and the Dickens Family Fund for Mason County Schools, which provides mini-grants to Mason County teachers for innovative classroom projects.
Representatives from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools are encouraged to attend to learn more about grants available. Clowes also will provide general tips about grant proposal writing and preparing effective grant proposals. There is no cost to attend the program. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-866-428-4438 (toll-free) by February 3.
Last fall, there were $6,365 in grants awarded with funding from Mason County Community Grant and Youth Funds and $7,539 in grants awarded from the Dickens Family Grant Fund for Mason County Schools. The latest fund, the Charlie Lilly Memorial Fund, was also established and assisted in awarding money to worthy, community projects.