More than $200,000 handed out to agencies in eleven counties.
It comes from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and its regional affiliates.
Recipients included schools, libraries, volunteer groups, service organizations and even law enforcement agencies.
Among them was the Downtown Parkersburg organization, which got $7,000 for its Point Park Concert Series.
Its commitment to the arts has impressed those looking to locate industry in the area.
"We showed a video of the concerts, and he said, ' this is the kind of community we want to be involved in: a community that gets together, celebrates together, has the arts and the music'," says Carrie Nesselrode, Executive Director of Downtown PKB.
The grants are for the fall of 2013.