Professional Development & Programs


As West Virginia’s leading voice and a premier resource for philanthropy, Philanthropy West Virginia is committed to helping its members fulfill their charitable goals. It does so by providing opportunities for trustees and staff to network, build skills, enhance knowledge and demonstrate leadership. Philanthropy WV is the forum for funders to exchange information, discuss common interests, learn about relevant issues, hone their grantmaking skills and establish networks of important relationships across the state. Through its programs and services, Philanthropy WV helps funders become more efficient, effective grantmakers.

Philanthropy WV members include private and family foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, health funders and other types of grantmakers. Philanthropy WV also works to build and maintain relationships with other key stakeholders in the field, including media outlets and public policy makers among others.

We are one of 35 associations across the nation that works to promote and advance philanthropy’s impact as active members of United Philanthropy Forum. Each of our associations works very closely with one another to ensure our members have the best available resources from coast to coast.

Our Programs are delivered in five main formats:

  • Regional Funder Meetings (Spring/early Summer)
  • Community Foundations Institute (June)
  • Corporate Responsibility Council (Spring & Fall Sessions)
  • Annual Statewide Conference & Members Meeting (Fall/Winter)
  • Webinars every-other month for Members & Non-Members

All programs can be found on our program calendar found here!