Research & Resources

Philanthropy WV creates and promotes a variety of resources and research findings to assist the philanthropic sector and our partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance their impact and work.  In particular, we are providing new resources in partnership with our national network the Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers  including:

  • New Community Foundation Help Desk: launched in 2016 to provide legal counsel and expertise to the nation’s community foundations who are members of regional associations of grantmakers.  For the opportunity to access this high-quality service, you can obtain more details by CLICKING HERE! 
  • Annual State of Philanthropy Report: Annually Philanthropy WV released a report on the status of itemized charitable giving in West Virginia tracking the progress of private giving to our state’s nonprofit organization who contribute critical services and benefits to enhancing our communities.
  • Tracking West Virginia’s Transfer of Wealth: Thanks to investments from local community and private foundations, Philanthropy WV has been facilitating the assessments with the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to project WV’s transfer of Wealth in the next 10 to 50 years. The findings are tremendous and provide an opportunity for local communities to engage at least 5% of the wealth transfer for community philanthropy. You can find out more by visiting:
  • Other data and resources are developed as requested by members and needs are identified.

For more information or inquiry about research assistance, please contact us at