wyoming county community fund

The Wyoming County Community Fund’s mission is to build a sustainable source of funds to serve the needs of our county for years to come.

Wyoming County Community Fund Scholarship 2020

The Wyoming County Community Fund is now accepting applications for the Wyoming County Community Fund Scholarship Grant! The scholarship grant is intended to support higher education opportunities in Wyoming County. Download and submit your application today!

2019-2020 Wyoming County Community Fund Community Grant Application

Have an idea on how you could help out our community?   Let us know!  This year, the grant awarded will be for $1,500.  We will be taking applications through October 1st.  Please review the application carefully and contact our office with any questions. 

The grant application can be found here.  Thank you! 

2019 Community Fund Scholarship Applications

Here you will find the application for the 2019 Wyoming County Community Fund Scholarship.  This Scholarship Application is available for any Wyoming County resident that will attend either the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center or Southern Community College (Wyoming Campus) in the Fall of 2019.  

About the Fund

History

There are many people and organizations inside and outside of Wyoming County who would be interested in donating money and assets to worthy Wyoming County projects and programs.  Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a central trusted avenue for them to use.

To answer this need, Wyoming County Planning Commission created the Wyoming County Community Fund.  Several tax-deductible funds have been set up giving donors flexibility in how their contributions are used.

Funds can be directed to the Unrestricted Fund, Children’s Fund, Parks and Recreation Fund, Scholarship Fund, Arts Fund, Cemetery Fund,  the Administrative Fund or the Donor Advised Fund.

The Wyoming County Community Fund is made possible by the Beckley Area Foundation (BAF) who manages the funds and acts as an umbrella non-profit organization that ensures the WCCF complies with IRS regulations and enables all donations to be tax deductible.

WCCF Founders Club

Guide to Endowment Giving to the Wyoming County Community Fund

  • Unrestricted Fund:  You may specify your donation be placed in the Unrestricted Fund of the WCCF.  Donors place no limitations on how those funds are to be used.  They become the funds for tomorrow that allow WCCF flexibility to address the community’s most pressing needs.
  • Children’s Fund:  You may specify that your donation be placed in the Children’s Fund.  This fund will support programs and activities that help Wyoming County’s children reach their full potential.
  • Parks and Recreation Fund:  You may specify that your donation be placed in the Parks and Recreation Fund.  This fund supports projects that create new parks and enhance existing parks and recreational facilities.
  • Scholarship Fund:  You may specify that your donation be placed in the Scholarship Fund.  This fund supports college scholarships to deserving Wyoming County youth. 
  • Arts Fund: You may specify that your donation be placed in the Arts Fund.  This fund supports programs and projects that promote the arts in our community such as school art programs.
  • Cemetery Fund: You may specify that your donation be placed in the cemetery fund.  This fund helps maintain Wyoming County’s many cemeteries.
  • Administration Fund: You may specify that your donation be placed in the Administration Fund.  This fund pays for the day to day operations of the Wyoming County Community Fund.
  • Donor Advised Fund:  You may donate $10,000 or more and create your own fund.  You would be able to advise the WCCF on how the money will be spent.

Why Should I Give?

  1. Professionally managed Funds

  2. Maximum tax-deductibility

  3. Flexibility to invest cash, securities, real estate, personal property, life insurance and bequests

  4. Only 1% of no administrative donations go to overhead

  5. Donations can be made in your name, the name of someone you designate or anonymously

How to Donate to the Wyoming County Community Fund

Wyoming County Community Fund

PO Box 1828, Pineville, WV  24874

Phone:  (304) 732-6707

Fax:  (304) 732-6963

E-mail:  christylaxton@wyomingcounty.com

Community Fund Fundraisers

Bingo Night 2018 and 2019

Our Bingo Night has been a great success for Wyoming County! In 2019, we raised around $3,500 for the Wyoming County Community Fund Fundraiser. Thank you to all who came out and supported us, and we hope you all had a blast!

Community Fund Recipients

Community Grants

Community Grant 2017:  Wyoming Advocates for Youth – The Way Youth Center

Community Grant 2018:  Wyoming County RC Racing Club

Community Grant 2019:  Wyoming County Energy Express

Community Fund Scholarships

Community Fund Scholarship 2011:  Emily Strother

Community Fund Scholarship 2012: Stephanie Cook

Community Fund Scholarship 2013: Nathan Daniels

Community Fund Scholarship 2014: Legacy Greene

Community Fund Scholarship 2015: Aerial Deskins

Community Fund Scholarship 2016: Kandice Bradford

Community Fund Scholarship 2017: Kelsey Boyce

Community Fund Scholarship 2018: Kari Walker

Community Fund Scholarship 2019: Bridget Browning