The Wyoming County Community Fund is gearing up for our 14th annual Community Fund Scholarship Fundraiser.
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.
Click below to learn more about our event.
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!
Have an idea on how you could help out our community? Let us know! Please review the application carefully and contact our office with any questions.
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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.
Professionally managed Funds
Flexibility to invest cash, securities, real estate, personal property, life insurance and bequests
Only 1% of no administrative donations go to overhead
Donations can be made in your name, the name of someone you designate or anonymously
Wyoming County Community Fund
PO Box 1828, Pineville, WV 24874
Phone: (304) 732-6707
Fax: (304) 732-6963
Since we were unable to do our Bingo event last year do to COVID, we decided this year we are having a Cash Calendar!
Drawings will start on April 1st for Easter and will continue on holidays thereafter throughout the year for a total of 12 drawings.
You can also scan the QR code with your phone to be taken to our PayPal where you can purchase tickets.
We can also accept payment by phone (304) 732-6707, through credit card with a fee.
Purchase tickets in-person at the Wyoming County EDA office at 506A River Road, Pineville, WV 24874 or by mail at Wyoming County EDA, PO Box 1828, Pineville, WV 24874.
Community Grant 2021: Wyoming East High School – Empty Bowls Project and theTown of Pineville
Community Grant 2020: n/a
Community Grant 2019: Wyoming County Energy Express
Community Grant 2018: Wyoming County RC Racing Club
Community Grant 2017: Wyoming Advocates for Youth – The Way Youth Center
Community Fund Scholarship 2021: Hannah Bailey
Community Fund Scholarship 2020: Erin Harrison
Community Fund Scholarship 2019: Bridget Browning
Community Fund Scholarship 2018: Kari Walker
Community Fund Scholarship 2017: Kelsey Boyce
Community Fund Scholarship 2016: Kandice Bradford
Community Fund Scholarship 2015: Aerial Deskins
Community Fund Scholarship 2014: Legacy Greene
Community Fund Scholarship 2013: Nathan Daniels
Community Fund Scholarship 2012: Stephanie Cook
Community Fund Scholarship 2011: Emily Strother
Founded by Lonnie Bailey
The Wyoming County Economic Development Authority is hosting a writing competition to encourage and recognize, through grant awards, new or established writers of Wyoming County, WV. The purpose is to help keep alive and inspire new historical and cultural endeavors through the craft of writing. Applicants must submit an entry to the Planning Commission comprised of writers and Wyoming County residents approved by the Beckley Area Foundation (BAF).
Awards will be made based upon the merit of submitted work. There will be three prizes available for elementary students and two prizes available for each of the remaining categories. Winners will be announced in the Spring of 2023. There is no entry fee, although we encourage each applicant to only submit 1-3 entries. These awards are made possible by the generous gift of a Wyoming County donor, Lonnie Bailey, who created the Literature Fund for Wyoming County at BAF. This is the second year for the Literature Fund awards. Each entry will receive a certificate of participation.
Lonnie Bailey is the author of 22 books, 21 of them being composed of poetry. His poetry has been published in 133 anthologies and his songs have been included on sixteen CDs; he had a play performed by the Mullens Community Theater. On more than 300 occasions he has had material published in various newspapers and magazines. Lonnie Bailey’s work, both prose and poetry, has received dozens of national and international honors.
BAF was established in 1985 and began with a gift of $1.1 million from the Dr. Thomas Walker Memorial Health Foundation as “seed” money for the Raleigh County project. BAF assets have grown to nearly $60 million in over 500 different funds managed by three trustee banks. Today, the BAF is one of West Virginia’s largest community foundations. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $20 million to charities and other worthy projects in the fields of education, public recreation, health and human services, the arts and beautification.