TGKVF: Responsive Grants (Arts & Culture, Basic Needs)

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

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Grant amount: US $3,000 - US $61,000

Next deadline: Apr 6, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: May 4, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Jul 8, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Aug 3, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Sep 28, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Oct 26, 2020 1:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Jan 6, 2021 12:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry), Feb 3, 2021 1:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in West Virginia: Boone County, Clay County, Fayette County, Kanawha County, Lincoln County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: New projects are required to submit a Project Summary form to their assigned TGKVF Program Officer in advance of an invited DRAFT application and it generally takes several months of working with a Program Officer before a project is ready to apply.

DRAFT applications (NOT project summary forms) are due at the "pre-proposal" deadlines above. Final proposals are due at the "full proposal" deadlines above. 

Applicants to TGKVF’s responsive grantmaking program must focus on Arts & Culture or Basic Needs. Before applying, applicants must discuss their intended project with a program officer; if, after this discussion, it is determined that the project in question does not align with one of TGKVF’s three goals in education, health, or civic engagement & community building, the applicant may apply through the competitive, responsive process. All applicants must demonstrate their ability to build one or more forms of community wealth.

Arts & Culture Responsive Grantmaking

TGKVF believes that arts and cultural activities are integral to a community’s success. Arts & Culture priority will be given to organizations seeking to increase opportunities for marginalized communities to participate in diverse and artistic experiences and particularly those that foster creativity, self-expression, and cross-cultural exchange. Those projects that demonstrate their ability to achieve measurable results and involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among nonprofit, public, and private sectors will also be prioritized.

Basic Needs Responsive Grantmaking

TGKVF believes that without caring for its residents’ basic needs, a community is incapable of thriving. For this reason, the Foundation will continue to support basic needs projects through a competitive, responsive grantmaking process. Basic needs, as we define them, are shelter, food, and clothing.

Basic Needs priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the potential to expand or deepen their impact or those that are already achieving measureable impact. Efforts that involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among the nonprofit, public, and private sectors are most compelling. Initiatives that take a long-term view of what is required to move people and places out of poverty will also be prioritized.

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


  • Applicants must:
    • be 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations or public government entities as determined by the IRS
    • demonstrate their ability to build community wealth
    • exhibit multi-agency collaboration
    • serve Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Lincoln, and/or Fayette counties