Partnership Grants

Wheeling Heritage’s Partnership Grant Program supports local partnerships for interpretive projects, activities, and opportunities in Wheeling with funding in the amount of $500. These funds are made available to Wheeling Heritage through the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the interior. View our Grant Archives for a list of projects that have received Partnership Grant funds.


The Partnership Grant Program will fund up to 75% of direct project costs. The applicant can provide its matching share either in dollars or in-kind services, which are necessary and reasonable for the proper and efficient accomplishment of the project.


Neighborhood groups, community organizations, local institutions, public entities, and private enterprises can apply for a Partnership Grant.


Interpretation, conservation, education and economic development are activities eligible for the Partnership Grant. Projects involving these activities should relate to the following funding subcategories: The River and the Land, Transportation, The Union, Commerce and Industry, The Landscape of Culture, and Cultural Resources.


The proposal of projects and activities meeting the suggested broad perimeters is limited only by the applicant. However, proposals cannot request funds for the following: payments for previous activities, reduction of existing debt, purchase of buildings, or support of existing staff.



The program is designed to be flexible. From the basic to the innovative, all proposals will be given thoughtful consideration. Applicants are encouraged, however, to form partnerships with existing organizations, groups, neighborhoods, and institutions.


Applicants need not have nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. However, applicants must demonstrate that they have the capacity to administer responsibly and account for funds.


The Grant Committee will review proposals based on:

  • Eligible activity within the funding subcategories
  • Support for the objectives of Wheeling Heritage, including the advancement of Our Philosophy
  • Demonstrated commitment to partnerships
  • Innovative methods
  • Widespread and long-term benefits to the community

Application Process

Fill out the Partnership Grant Application to get started.

Completed applications may be submitted by email to or by mail to:

Chris Villamagna
Partnership Grant Program
Wheeling Heritage
PO Box 350
Wheeling, WV 26003


Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Wheeling Heritage prior to submitting a proposal in order to receive guidance and answers to any questions. Technical assistance may be available to applicants depending on the request.

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