The Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy (KVCOP) is a learning network of local funders. It serves as an opportunity for funders to come together to hear what’s happening in the community, to share information and knowledge, to leverage and maximize resources, and to explore potential strategies for making more effective grants.
The Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy has worked to implement a grants program through its Community Initiative. For the past several years, the Council has focused its Community Initiative efforts specifically on the West Side of Charleston. A placed-based initiative requires a researched, strategic approach to help with the variety of needs on Charleston’s West Side. To date, the council has seen much progress, including stronger grantees with more capacity, leveraged dollars from national sources, and increased participation among Council funders.
The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation serves has administrative support for the KVCOP. Currently, the council is not accepting new applications.
Contact: Megan Simpson