Community Outreach

The Robert H. Mollohan Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. was founded for and has the primary goal of supporting and conducting educational, environmental preservation, community benefit, and social welfare activities in West Virginia. Grants are made available to nonprofit organizations that combat community deterioration and promote education, community development, and environmental preservation.

For more information on the Community Grant Program, you can email us directly at, or call us at (304) 333-6783.

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Community Grant Program

Yes. If you would like to discuss your grant proposal before submission, please contact our office by email at or by phone at (304) 333-6783.

The Mollohan Foundation does not provide funding for “bricks and mortar” projects, i.e. we do not provide money for construction or renovation projects. Likewise, the Mollohan Foundation does not provide grants for general operating budgets, salaries, or overhead expenses. The Foundation also does not support annual campaign or general fundraisers.

Yes, but please be aware that the Foundation rarely awards funds to the same project twice.

Once you decide to apply for a grant through our Foundation, you should fill out the grant application. Along with the grant application, you should provide us with information about your organization and the program you are requesting funding for. You will want to include the organization’s primary mission and purpose, a brief history of the organization, current goals and budget information (please include detailed program budget information along with any organization budgets), why funding is needed and how it will be used. It is to your advantage to be as specific as possible.

Yes, under certain circumstances, the Foundation would be willing to entertain this idea if it is in the best interest of the Foundation and the program/project being funded.

Although it is not mandatory, the Foundation does prefer organizations that have nonprofit status. The Committee on Community Outreach will consider this issue on a case-by-case basis.

The Mollohan Foundation offers grants up to $5000. There are occasions when additional funding is granted, but it is rare.

The Foundation typically funds small, community-based organizations that support educational, cultural, or scientific projects and activities. It looks for organizations that provide a needed service in their community and have a demonstrated record of success.