Application Opens: February 1, 2024
Application Closes: March 15, 2024

Snowshoe Foundation 2024 Grants

Funding Guide & Application

Grant Fund Request Amounts

Grant Cycle – 2024

Requests for Funds
Up to $20,000

Important Grant Dates

Important Dates

Application Opens: February 1, 2024
Application Closes: March 15, 2024
Application Awarded: May 2024

Our general grant cycle for all requests below $10,000 will open September, 1 2024

Inquiries / Questions:

Dave Black
Executive Director
Snowshoe Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility & Guidelines

The minimum amount that can be requested is $10,000, maximum amount is $25,000.

Applications must be RECEIVED no later than March 15, 2024.
Applications received after due date will be rejected automatically.

Please attach:

1. A copy of the most recent Audited Financial Statement. If there is not an Audited Financial Statement, please explain and attach a copy of the most recent 990. Please note, if you have the 990 postcard, attach a copy of the postcard and a completed Fiscal Year Financial Statement.

2. A list of the names, titles, and city or town of residence for the board of directors, chief executive officer, and any other key personnel or volunteers involved in the project.


Evaluation Criteria:

  • Organization must have a 501 status or be school related
  • Application is fully complete and legible.
  • The purpose of the project is explained and falls within the scope and priorities set forth for the Snowshoe Foundation.
  • The goals and objectives are clear with measurable outcomes.
  • The budget is adequate to support the project and sufficient justification is given for the amount requested.

Preference in funding will be given to projects that:

  • Benefit our service area community (Pocahontas, Randolph, Webster counties)
  • Are innovative and progressive
  • Demonstrate an integrated and collaborative approach, avoiding duplication
  • Demonstrate community support for the project, particularly from any partners
  • Identify other financial or in-kind contributions
  • Build and strengthen community capacity
  • Are good prospects for successful implementation

Funding exclusions:

  • Projects which produce a private benefit to a specific business or person(s).
  • Retrospective funding (i.e. for costs already incurred before approval of funding is given).
  • Ongoing operational costs.
  • Conferences, forums, or workshops.
  • Loans

Supporting Worthwhile Charitable Organizations and Families

The Snowshoe Foundation provides grants to support individuals and organizations within the communities that we serve, including Pocahontas, Webster, and Randolph Counties. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for local children and families by supporting worthwhile charitable organizations and initiatives in the areas of:

  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Education and the Arts
  • Recreation
  • Culture
  • The Environment
  • Projects Involving Children, Youth, and Families (our main focus area)

We will consider funding additional types of programs that align with our mandate. Grants are intended to be used for purchases of goods and services such as construction, repairs, equipment, supplies, and programs.  With your support, we are able to help develop healthier communities and instill hope in the hearts of area residents.

Your Responsibilities as a Grant Recipient

As a grant recipient, you have several responsibilities:

As part of our obligation to exercise due diligence with respect to the distribution of donated funds in the form of grants, and to maintain compliance with legal requirements, please understand that the Snowshoe Foundation may seek information from a variety of sources regarding your organization and individuals involved in your organization.

We request final reports be submitted before applying for another grant. The report form will be provided to you by the Foundation.

To preserve your eligibility to receive future funding from the Snowshoe Foundation it is mandatory that you recognize and publicize Snowshoe Foundation’s support of your project. In your final report, include any articles, programs, pictures, media releases, signs, newsletters, etc. which specifically mention Snowshoe Foundation’s involvement with your project.

Community Development Grants Support Growth

Since 2002, the Snowshoe Foundation has contributed over $2,000,000.00 to support family and community development efforts. Through the philanthropic efforts of many compassionate residents and businesses, we are able to promote stewardship and growth of our beloved mountain communities. Grant recipients are named at our annual Ice Dinner.

Giving Back to Help Local Communities

At the Snowshoe Foundation, we believe in giving back to the communities that have fostered our growth, on both a personal and professional level. Some of the numerous programs and causes that we have supported with our grant program have included:

  • Snowshoe Ski Team Parents Association -Radios for Safety and Communications
  • Allohak Council, Camp Mahonegon Maintenance Committee -Trading Post Roof Replacement Project
  • Committee on Aging for Randolph County -Elkins Nutrition Site Stove Replacement
  • Webster Springs Boy Scouts Troop #218 -Boy Scout Summer Camp Project
  • WVU Extension Services; Randolph County -Strengthening Families Programs
  • Pocahontas County Reading Council -Battle of the Books
  • Linwood Alive! -Pavilion and Playground Enhancements
  • Marlinton Elementary School -5th Grade Field Trip
  • Pocahontas County High School -STEM Lab Launch
  • Cowen Food Pantry -Covering Concert Floor in Pantry
  • Webster Springs Ladies Auxiliary -Kitchen Equipment
  • Cowen Little League
  • Elkins Randolph County Public Library
  • Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc. -Transit Authority Transportation Grant Match
  • Pocahontas County Archery Team -Archery Equipment
  • Canaan Valley Institute -Lambert Northeast Recreational Trail Project
  • Valley Head Public Library Revitalization
  • Webster County Family Resource Network -Back to School Splash
  • Webster Addison Public Library -Technology Supplies
  • Harman School -Base Radio System
  • Tygarts Valley Middle/High School -Coding for the Classroom
  • WV Autism Supportive Center -Autism Knowledge Outreach

Help Support the Snowshoe Foundation’s Grant Program

If you are interested in supporting our grant program, please consider participating in one of the five main fundraisers that we hold during the year. We also accept direct donations.

Benefit Dinner

Fall 2024

Benefit Dinner

Annual Snowshoe Foundation
Golf Tournament

June 7th, 2024

Annual Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament

Treasure on the
Mountain Raffle

August 3, 2024

Treasure on the Mountain Raffle

Lighting Our Hearts
Christmas Tree Fundraiser

December, 2023

Lighting Our Hearts Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Dave Dekema
Holiday Toy Drive

Holidays 2024

Holiday Toy Fundraiser