Grants Awarded September 2017

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. has awarded grants totaling over $90,000 this year to several different programs and ministries around West Virginia. Foundation president, Jeff Taylor, says the Grants Committee meets quarterly to review applications to help fund innovative programs that address acute needs in communities. At its September 28th meeting, the Foundation made a total of $19,450 in grants for the following: 

  • $1,100 to Dustin Merrill of Fairmont, to purchase video and audio equipment to document a United Methodist Women’s mission project to study three communities in the United States experiencing unsafe water crises.
  • $10,850 to The House of the Carpenter, Inc. in Wheeling, West Virginia, to help with design, engineering, and construction costs of its new Youth Center. The Youth Center will provide space for existing House of the Carpenter ministries as well as safe place for neighborhood youth and their families.
  • $5,000 to the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Disaster Response Team for help with the purchase of a truck to be used for disaster responses, including flood recovery.  The team operates from the New Vision Depot in Beaver, West Virginia.
  • $2,500 to First United Methodist Church of Weirton, West Virginia to help fund materials, food, supplies, and providing mentors for its H.O.P.E project for youth. 

The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., established in 1974, manages $98 Million dollars for United Methodist causes in West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland.