Application Procedures & Guidelines

Application Procedures

Recipients must be qualified as IRS Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt or equivalent entities, or be a governmental agency, and be authorized to do business in the State of West Virginia with primary facilities, operations and activities in West Virginia. Recipients will be organizations with committed key constituents in the State of West Virginia whose mission and activities align with the priorities of the Puskar Foundation as set out in the following grant guidelines.


Generally, entities/organizations which exhibit one or more of the following characteristics will be considered for grants from the Puskar Foundation:

  • Provide health, training, and educational benefits to improve the quality of life within the state of West Virginia;
  • Provide care for the homeless;
  • Provide prevention, treatment, counseling and care services for those struggling with addiction;
  • Support efforts to improve the current lives and future outlook for the youth in West Virginia.

Letter of Inquiry

Before an applicant can submit a full application, you must complete a Letter of Inquiry by September 30th. Once your Letter of Inquiry has been reviewed, you will be contacted by the Foundation regarding our interest in having you complete the full application.

Proposals submitted without a Letter of Inquiry will NOT be reviewed by the Foundation.


Applicants asked to submit a complete application must do so no later than October 31st to be considered for the current year. Anything after that deadline will have to be reviewed during the next calendar year.