Keep 5 Local

In West Virginia, we know what it means to work hard, overcome economic obstacles and rise above expectations. We have created an incredible quality of life for many of our communities, but inequities remain.

Will that always be the case in West Virginia? It doesn’t have to be.

Imagine a life in West Virginia where the ever-present economic barriers to progress and development vanished. Can you picture a future where communities are able to offer all the amenities their residents want and still have resources left for a rainy day?

At Keep 5 Local, we are confident that dream is possible, and you can help make it a reality.

For more than 100 years, West Virginians from every corner of the state have generated wealth from business, industry and natural resources. We want to keep at least 5% of that wealth here at home so the hard work of our parents and grandparents can be part of West Virginia’s future.

Preserving just 5% of today’s net worth can translate to millions, if not billions, in permanent charitable funds for West Virginia’s future citizens and community development philanthropy. This is an opportunity to provide a private sector solution to local long-term planning and development needs.

Everyone can be a philanthropist and create a legacy for future generations. Do you want to Keep 5 Local? We can help.

Community development philanthropy is the process of citizens working together across West Virginia to encourage the development of community resources (funding and leadership) that can be applied at the strategically regional and local levels to build more socially, culturally and economically vibrant communities that builds prosperity and livelihoods for all, especially those at the margins.