Frequently Asked Questions

General Funding Topics

Yes. We only make grants to organizations in the region historically served by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon. That region is comprised of five West Virginia counties – Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur, and Webster.

The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations principally administering health-related programming. To be eligible, an organization must have received an Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3).

Most churches are defined as tax-exempt in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code and are eligible to apply. Please note that the Foundation does not make grants in support of religious purposes.

Healthy Communities Initiative awards can be spent over a period of up to one year. Grants are not renewable; however, grantees may apply again in future funding cycles for additional funding for the same project or a new project.

Each grant initiative has a set application cycle window when an organization can apply for funding. Applications are only accepted during these specific windows, and an organization may apply only once during each application cycle.

Yes, organizations may have more than one open grant with the Foundation. These open grants may be from the same initiative if funded in different years or across initiatives funded in the same or different years.

Yes. Whether it is financial assistance, in-kind donations, or volunteer efforts, we look for others who demonstrate commitment to your project.

Yes, the Foundation may choose to support requests at a level equal to or less than the amount requested. If an amount less than requested is approved, the Foundation team will discuss this thoroughly with the applicant and make sure that the award can be done with appropriate adjustments to the original proposal.

No. While it is preferred, we understand that there are legitimate reasons why having a certified audit done may be difficult.

We focus our resources on organizations that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values and focus areas, as well as those possessing a demonstrable level of sound leadership and infrastructure.

Successful applicants are able to clearly articulate the goals they hope to achieve and exactly what infrastructure or process they have in place or will establish to measure those goals. The Foundation will work with the grantees to ensure mutually agreeable goals and measures.


No, grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.

No, the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon does not fund scholarships.

Generally, we do not fund indirect costs.

Funding Application Topics

We only accept applications through our grant management system. To learn more about the application process, visit the Eligibility Guidelines page.

Our application deadlines are posted on the Healthy Communities page.

The Healthy Communities Initiative does not require the submission of an LOI before submitting a full application.

No. Our online system will allow you to save and return to your application in progress. You will have one year from the time you begin an online application to finalize and submit it.

Most application questions are required and are marked with an asterisk. If a required question does not apply to your organization or request, please indicate such in the response field. The application also contains some optional questions.

Yes. Character limits are enforced on all questions. The application will count characters for you as you enter text (note the tally at the bottom of the text field), but it will not stop you from entering more than the word limit. When you reach the final submission stage, the system will not accept your application until you reduce the size of any answers that exceed a required limit.

No. We appreciate that you may have additional materials that you wish to share with us and suggest materials not requested on the application be emailed to Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 or or Sarah Campbell, Health Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 or to see if your request is a good fit for our Foundation.

If necessary, site visits will be requested and held after an application is received.

Contact Information

For technical assistance, contact Sarah Furrow, Grants Manager, at 304-397-5955,

If your organization has received media coverage or shared news on social media about a project funded by the Foundation, please email Kim Price, Communications and Research Manager, at