Benefits of Membership

Membership in Philanthropy West Virginia provides your organization’s staff and Board members with ongoing opportunities for professional development and networking.


  • Regional luncheon meetings centered on topics of interest – Spring
  • Annual conference for all West Virginia giving programs and foundations. Conference seeks to network local grantmakers to understand the current state and national philanthropic environment. – October 26th-28th, 2016.
  • Corporate Responsibility Council is a peer network, meeting twice yearly in the northern and southern parts of the state, focusing on specific needs of our corporate giving programs, foundations and other corporate leaders in providing the best philanthropic strategies and processes for an effective giving program.
  • Annual Community Foundations Institute (skill building workshop) – Summer
  • Informational state and national webinars and teleconferences on select topics (ex. filing the 990PF, funders in health, conflict of interest issues, etc.).
  • Quarterly Webinars are hosted by Philanthropy WV and/or co-sponsored with the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.
  • Foundations on the Hill (Washington, DC) – Spring
  • Special Roundtable/Policy Discussions with state and federal policymakers and elected officials that help inform and educate our representatives about philanthropy and encourage representatives to seek out grantmakers as resources on key public policy issues.


  • Monthly email newsletter with timely information on upcoming programs and on policy issues
  • Web site with links to relevant resources
  • Member updates on critical issues (ex. Congressional Actions, WV Legislation, Funding Collaboratives, etc.)
  • Research on West Virginia and National grantmaking
  • Staff available to answer questions/research questions
  • Access to national resource experts


  • Discounted Rates at all Philanthropy WV Programs
  • Listserv

Share with and learn from your grantmaking peers. Special Listservs set up for Philanthropy WV corporate giving, family, private and WV community foundations make communicating with your peers simple. Ask questions, request advice, solicit resources … the Listserv promotes effective networking.

  • Special Philanthropy WV Rate at Enterprise Rental Car Across WV (Share that you are a Philanthropy WV member.)
  • Bromelkamp Company Grants Management Software    bc-logo

Through special arrangements with Bromelkamp Company, we offer our members 5% discounts on and Pearl grants management software for private/family, public/community or corporate foundations.


  • Philanthropy WV Resource Library

The library of sample documents, publications, and handbooks covers a broad range of issues, from job descriptions to board policies to financial statements to granting strategies.

  • A+ Conference Calling

Through the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, Philanthropy WV is able to extend a lower-cost conference calling option to our members.