The Jackson County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that $34,000 has been awarded during the Spring Community Action grant round to area charitable organizations and nonprofits in Jackson County. Each year the Foundation awards community action grants in the spring and fall. Nonprofits seek funding in areas such as health and human services, anti-poverty, community building, arts, culture, environment, animal welfare, and more.

The spring 2020 round was able to provide $9,000 to the Ravenswood Fire Department to purchase and replace outdated bunker gear. It is required of all fire departments to wear approved safety equipment and that equipment must be replaced no later than every 10 years.

The Cedar Lakes Foundation received $8,000 to purchase and install a wheelchair swing for the playground area at Cedar Lakes Conference Center. This project addresses the lack of available recreational equipment for children and adults in wheelchairs within the county.

The Pilot Club of Jackson County received $6,000 for its ongoing dental care program for financially eligible citizens of Jackson County.

The Rocky Knob Community received $1,500 for help in purchasing a Circus Maximus Play System to be installed at this rural community building where there are limited recreational opportunities for the youth.

The WVU Extension Service collaborating with the Jackson County Commission received $9,500 for the purchase of pasture sprayers, pasture seeders, and a chain Harrow. This equipment will allow farmers to control invasive weeds, establish reclaimed areas for grazing, and reseed pastures that are in decline in Jackson County.

JCCF, Inc. also has funds available for emergency mini-grants from their Jackson County Emergency Response fund. This fund was created to help area nonprofits continue their work during the COVID 19 pandemic and for any future disasters within the county.

For more information, please call our office at 304-372-4500 or visit our website jccfinc.org or Facebook page.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County is a non-profit, registered charitable public foundation that seeks to build community vitality by providing efficient, flexible donor services, grants to a broad range of community initiatives and leadership in understanding and responding to current community needs.