The Ross Foundation seeks to find new innovative ways to enhance the quality of local communities within Wood, Ritchie, Doddridge, Pleasants and Jackson county in West Virginia. The foundation is always looking for new opportunities and continuing its commitment to working with non-profits and government entities within their areas of interest.


Areas of Interest



Community Development




Grants are awarded for projects consistent with one or more of The Ross Foundation’s program areas. Grants are given only to U.S. organizations that tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code or government entities. The Foundation does not provide direct support for individuals.

The Foundation does fund multiple-year projects, but for a period of no more than three years. All grants approved for more than one year are conditional and are subject to annual review and approval before funds for subsequent years are released.



The Ross Foundation has two grant cycles.


Cycle Deadline
January 1 – June 30  
  Online Application April 1
  Decisions June 30
July 1 – December 31  
  Online Application October 1
  Decisions December 31


Online Application

The Online Application is available at  Fill out the complete online application for consideration of a request during a specific grant cycle.  The Ross Foundation will notify you if additional information is request during the grant process.  You can also contact the foundation staff via the Contact Us section of our website or via phone at 304-865-7294.