Discretionary Grantmaking Programs

Discretionary Grantmaking Programs

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation’s grantmaking priority areas include Community Economic Development (CED), Education, Health, Arts & Culture, and Basic Needs. Occasionally, the Foundation offers additional competitive grantmaking opportunities known as special initiatives. To learn more about TGKVF’s Grantmaking Priorities, please visit Grantmaking Priorities.

To be eligible for TGKVF’s discretionary grantmaking programs, an applicant must:

  • Be a 501c3 nonprofit or government entity
  • Serve Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and/or Putnam counties in West Virginia

To learn more about TGKVF’s grantmaking process, please review the How to Start the Grant Inquiry Process page. To apply to the Foundation you must first speak with a Program Officer. Applications are by invitation only.


Derek Vance

Stephanie Hyre, MA

Katie Ferrell

Megan Simpson

Candace Krell

Susan Hoover

Todd Dorcas

To achieve this vision, we have two discretionary grantmaking tracks:

To be eligible for both of TGKVF’s discretionary grantmaking programs, an applicant must:

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