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Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Programs
Related to Education, Health, Basic Needs, and Financial Stability

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Central West Virginia (UWCWV)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

03/02/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for activities that enhance conditions in local communities. Interested applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support programs and services in the areas of financial stability, health, education, and safety net (basic needs). Funded programs must benefit the counties of Boone, Clay, Logan, Putnam, and Kanawha.

2021 Funding Priorities:


  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Affordable mental health and trauma care
  • Affordable health and dental care and prescription medication
  • Nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyle habits  

Financial Stability:

  • Personal financial management
  • Vocational/trade school or other employment skills training
  • Dependable child care/adult care for employment
  • Grandparent/kinship care
  • Access to transportation


  • Affordable quality day care
  • Reducing truancy and graduating high school on time
  • After-school and extracurricular activities for youth
  • Education for low-income adults
  • Higher education tuition assistance

 Safety Net:

  • Shelter/emergency beds/services including transitional housing assistance
  • Domestic violence and child abuse services
  • Access to healthy food and/or meals
  • Affordable, quality permanent housing assistance
  • Senior assistance including home modifications

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182609

Term of Contract:

The funding period is January - December 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The eligible organization:

- Is an incorporated nonprofit organization and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
- Serves one or more counties in United Way of the Central WV service area – Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam counties.
- Has the mechanisms and capacity for regularly reporting measurable, qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
- Demonstrates reasonable efficiency in program management and adequacy of resources, both in materials and in personnel (voluntary and paid) to sustain a quality level of service.
- Has a Board of Directors that is an active, representative voluntary governing body, with regular meetings and is responsible for developing its mission, determining its strategic direction and providing oversight.
- Has up-to-date, current bylaws, or guidelines, by which the organization operates.
- Can provide, when requested, a financial audit (if organization revenue is over $500,000), a financial review (if organization revenue is greater than $200,000 but less than $500,000) or a financial compilation (if organization revenue is below $200,000). Financial audit, review or compilation must be performed by an independent certified public accountant in compliance with generally accepted accounting standards as applied to non-profit organizations. (Note: revenue determination is from all sources except government grants and grants from private foundations).
- Files an IRS form 990, including schedule A or 990 EZ, or can document the circumstances under which the 990 filing is waived.

Pre-Application Information:

Begin Accepting Applications Date: December 4, 2020.

Letter of Intent (LOI) applications are the first step in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. United Way of Central WV is accepting applications until January 6, 2021 (EST Time Zone) at 5 p.m.

Eligible organizations proposing projects that are most closely aligned with United Way of Central WV’s impact areas and outcomes will be invited to submit a full grant application. If invited, the full grant application will be due by March 2, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Letter of Intent Information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an LOI online:

For questions, please contact Lisa Hudnall at or, or by calling (304) 340-3521.

United Way of Central West Virginia
One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia: Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam Counties

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