The Hinton Area Foundation (HAF) is introducing an additional Fall Grant Cycle. In consultation with Making A Difference (MAD) founders, HAF has decided to employ income from the Making A Difference endowment to support community improvement projects that are proposed by local organizations that have already raised some funds but need an additional monetary boost to satisfactorily complete a project.

HAF offers MAD grants to support community improvement projects that help improve Summers County and engage community members. While full project funding requests from HAF will be considered, MAD grant applications requesting matching funds may receive priority. Grant activities should stimulate community engagement and support sustainable projects within the community.

Interested applicants should visit our Hinton Area Foundation Website at and search under “Grants” for: The *NEW* Making A Difference Community Improvement Project Grant: MAD Grant Application.


  • Applications must be received BY September 30.
  • Awards will be announced October 30.
  • All projects must submit a Project Status Report Due BY May 1.

Incomplete entries may not be considered. The applicant assumes responsibility for insuring HAF receives all requested information by the Application Deadline. HAF assumes no responsibility for procuring information. HAF requests a hardcopy for all applications. Hardcopies must be mailed to: HAF MAD Community Improvement Project Grant Committee, P.O. Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951.