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:

  • Responding to the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis:  Since 2014, Philanthropy West Virginia has been educating and connecting philanthropy leaders with experts and resources to identify ways to respond to the Opioid Use Disorder crisis.  Our most recent work includes our new series titled, Entry Points: Philanthropy’s Response to the Opioid Use Disorder Crisis that is educating philanthropy leaders on different ways they can direct grantmaking to assist tackling OUD in their communities. For 2019, we are continuing the series, and sharing the new “City of Solutions” Guidebook, a collaborative effort of Marshall Health & the Bernard McDonough Foundation.  The report can be found here: City of Solutions Guidebook & City of Solutions Presentation
  • 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! 
  • WV State of Charitable Giving Report: Annually Philanthropy WV releases 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. This report includes the 2016 figures (most recent) and 2018 review of giving by generational interest. You may access the report HERE
  • Tracking West Virginia’s Transfer of Wealth: Thanks to investments from local community and private foundations, Philanthropy WV has been facilitating 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 needs are identified or in response to member requests.

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