Beckley Area Foundation Community Grant Program

Beckley Area Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $7,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2020 8:45pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University Government Entity Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Raleigh County, West Virginia

Location of residency: United States

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Focus Areas

Beckley Area Foundation, Inc. makes annual discretionary grants to Raleigh County charitable organizations in the areas of:

  • Education;
  • Health and human services;
  • The Arts;
  • Public recreation;
  • C​ivic beautification.

Grant Priorities

BAF places priority on the following types of projects:

  • Innovative special projects not part of the ongoing maintenance or operation of the organization.
  • Seed money for pilot projects or for new organization designed to respond to unmet or emerging community needs.
  • Projects that either serves a significant number of residents or reach a group of under-served residents of Raleigh County.
  • Capital and equipment needs.
  • Matching grants to provide leverage for additional funding.
  • Projects that empower organizations to obtain on-going financial support from other sources.
  • Sudden or urgent needs where prior planning for such needs could not reasonably have been made.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible for a grant from the Beckley Area Foundation, applicants must be either a non-profit organization tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code or a public institution.
  • Programs funded through BAF’s annual community grant process must be located in Raleigh County.
    • While the proposed program itself must serve Raleigh County, the applicant organization is not required to be headquartered in Raleigh County. 


  • Favorable consideration is given to requests that show additional sources of project funding (cite sources of full or partial match).


  • Generally grants are not made for the following purposes:
    • multi-year commitments,
    • annual campaigns,
    • endowments,
    • sectarian religious programs,
    • political purposes or lobbying,
    • ongoing operating expenses, and
    • expenses outside the grant period (April 1-March 31st).
  • BAF does not accept requests on behalf of individuals or groups that do not have official recognition as a non-profit charitable entity or public institution.