Volunteer West Virginia: Be Kind COVID-19 Mini Grants

Volunteer West Viriginia

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Deadline: Oct 1, 2020

Grant amount: Up to US $500

Fields of work: Volunteerism & Philanthropy

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: West Virginia

Location of residency: West Virginia

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COVID-19 Mini Grants

Volunteer West Virginia is happy to announce the availability of mini-grants to plan COVID-19 related service projects. Eligible organizations may receive up to $500 to plan a Be Kind COVID-19 volunteer project. The funding is being provided by Volunteer West Virginia. Volunteer West Virginia is seeking projects that safely engage volunteers and promote kindness in the community.

Need help getting started? Here are a few of our favorite project examples!

  • Blessing Boxes - Build and install a Blessing Box in your community filled with nonperishable goods. 
  • PPE & Mask Projects - Create PPE packs and masks for at risk populations.
  • Thank You Notes - Develop a thank you note program to send to hospital staff and first responders.
  • Project Kits - Create volunteer project kits with instructions and supplies to drop-off; Volunteer Projects “In a Box” that can be picked up, dropped off, or mailed. 
  • Food Drive – Partner with a local foodbank and start a food drive in your community. Funds can be used for the marketing and promotion of your project. 
  • Pen Pal Projects – Partner with a local senior center or youth program to start a pen pal project. 
  • Community Kindness – Develop a volunteer project to spread kindness in the community during COVID-19. Applicants are welcome to use the Be Kind COVID-19 campaign and logo.    
  • Virtual Events – Funding can be used to buy supplies for virtual events to engage volunteers and community members. 
  • Or plan your own project!

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


  • Costs need to be necessary and reasonable for the project.


  • Projects that do not adhere to CDC guidelines. Projects must adhere to local and state guidelines for safety.
  • The goal of the grant is to develop new service projects in the community. Funding cannot be used for preexisting projects, general supplies, and salary.


This page was last reviewed September 21, 2020 and last updated September 13, 2020