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Philanthropy West Virginia is leading voice and premiere resource for Members of Philanthropy West Virginia are at the heart of philanthropy.  Their work reaches into issues related to poverty, illiteracy, homelessness, arts and culture, the environment and much, much more.

This work is challenging and changing. Grantmakers must set priorities, be responsive, reach smart decisions, meet strategic goals, make an impact, and share what is learned—all while having an eye to the future.

Philanthropy West Virginia provides the support funders need to better accomplish their work, and in the process, helps make philanthropy in West Virginia even more effective.  Whether representing a corporate giving program or foundation, grantmaking public charity, or a community, private, family, or health foundation, by joining Philanthropy WV members are exposed to best practices, trends, resources, and maybe most importantly, the work of other peer organizations. Philanthropy WV provides the opportunity for exchange, discussion, and debate.

Membership in Philanthropy WV also helps to build philanthropy’s voice in the state. Philanthropy WV serves as an advocate for philanthropy by helping others understand how private philanthropy works and why it’s important to the people of West Virginia. And Philanthropy WV encourages joint projects, communication, and collaboration among our grantmakers, promoting teamwork to solve problems and achieve the highest levels of effectiveness.

Philanthropy West Virginia is a 501(c)(3) organization serving foundations and other grantmakers. It does not make grants, nor does it directly serve nonprofit organizations seeking grants.