Philanthropy West Virginia Inc

When Philanthropy Partners, Communities Prosper

Morgantown, WV   |  http://www.philanthropywv.org

Mission

Strengthening Philanthropy in the Mountain State

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Mr. Paul D. Daugherty

Main address

PO Box 1584

Morgantown, WV 26505 USA

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Formerly known as

West Virginia Grantmakers

EIN

55-0721553

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

Corporate Foundations (T21)

Community Foundations (T31)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Philanthropy WV plays a critically important role in many aspects of West Virginia’s challenges and needs. The vitality of Philanthropy WV’s network of diverse grantmaking foundations, corporations, United Ways, and philanthropists ensure that these organizations from different regions, areas of focus, and types can collaborate for maximum return on investments. The demand of Philanthropy WV’s services dramatically grows in members, best practices training, issue based work, and bringing in state and national partners. Philanthropy WV's need is to expand the internal capacity of staff and operations to worker smarter in this era of ever-evolving needs for our state. Our vision states, “West Virginia has thriving communities, due in part, to a strong and vibrant philanthropic sector.” For West Virginia to thrive and overcome economic challenges, social disparities, and poverty, a connected, vibrant, and strong Philanthropy West Virginia serving the philanthropic sector is essential.

Our programs

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Professional Development & Training

Philanthropy WV serves as the leadership network serving over 80 funders based in and/or funding in West Virginia with at least 20 professional network, development, and conference sessions per year.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Philanthropy WV is the philanthropic leadership network dedicated to serving the West Virginia and surrounding states' philanthropic community. Philanthropy WV’s members include more than 80 members independent, family, community and corporate
foundations, United Ways, corporate giving programs, giving circles, and federated funds. For Philanthropy WV to assist grantmakers in their work, our programs and services provide members with valuable resources, networking opportunities, educational programs, collaborative opportunities and links to a national network of organized philanthropy. We support our members by strengthening their capacity to address West Virginia and society’s most difficult problems. Our organization serves as a central network and platform for communication and connecting the state’s small, but mighty base of philanthropy as well as improving the quality of life of many citizens. We also maximize the resources of the philanthropic community – funding, expertise, leverage - to provide leadership on statewide issues and collaborative grantmaking.

Philanthropy West Virginia incorporates multiple level strategies for our work, but are based in three primary focus areas:
(1) Learning: providing in-depth training and professional development for all leaders involved in grantmaking, philanthropy, and corporate giving in West Virginia through in-person conferences, virtual trainings, and one-on-one coaching/support
(2) Leveraging: providing national, regional, state, and local funders opportunities to leverage their giving and grantmaking to best impact West Virginia and strengthening its communities to ensure a better of quality of life for our citizens.
(3) Leading: serving as the leadership network for philanthropy to partner, strategize, advocate, and lead on key issues that strengthen our communities and improve the quality of life for citizens.

Each strategy listed above guides the collective work of Philanthropy WV's partnerships and membership engagement.

Philanthropy WV has a dedicated staff and board team representing over a century of results-oriented experience in philanthropy, grantmaking, community development, and strengthening communities. Our capabilities among our three full time staff and fourteen board members is strong, innovative, and effective. We deliver over 20 professional programs per year reaching over 500 leaders and 90 partners to advance the impact of grant and philanthropic investments made in West Virginia.

Philanthropy WV has an extensive list of accomplishments of success over the past 27 years of service. A few highlights include:
(1) Creating a statewide and national network of 80 plus private, family, corporate, and community foundations, United Ways, professional advisors, corporations, federated funds, and individual philanthropists
(2) PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY: Thanks to the generous support of the Benedum & Ford Foundations the creation of a statewide network of community foundations that is now at 27 independent community foundations, affiliates, and area funds with more than $500 Million in assets reaching almost all 55 West Virginia counties
(3) Delivering at least 20 professional development and training programs annually reaching at least 500 participants (board members, CEOs, staff, donors, and advisors) from private, family, corporate, and community foundations, corporations, United Ways, professional advisors, and individual philanthropies
(3) Engaging national and regional funders as partners with local funders to invest in West Virginia and central Appalachia
(4) Involving at least 80 partners per year in programming, education, and community development and nonprofit collaborations
(5) Creating and launching independently the West Virginia Nonprofit Association(6) Serving as an intermediary for multiple national and regional funder collaboratives such as: Promotion of Philanthropy, Oral Health, Youth & Children Programs, Transfer of Wealth, etc.
(6) Being honored with the 2019 West Virginia Nonprofit Excellent Award of mid-size nonprofit orrganizations

Financials

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Philanthropy West Virginia Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/2/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Tres Ross

The Ross Foundation

Term: 2020 - 2021

Tres Ross

The Ross Foundation

Adam Sandesr

Roy & Gwen Steeley Foundation

Marian Clowes

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

Mike Lewis

United Bank Wealth Management

Robert "Bob" Orndorff

Dominion Energy

Susie Nelson

Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley

Michael Whalton

Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation

Robet "Bob" Boone

Bernard McDonough Foundation

Dena Cushman

Beckley Area Foundation

Dr. Michelle Foster

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

David Ziegler

Hinton Area Foundation

Elizabeth Pellegrin

Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation

Megan Hannah

West Virginia American Water

Janell Ray

Pallottine Foundations of Huntington & Buckhannon