The Community Foundation Announces Grant Awards for 2010
The Community Foundation of
the Virginias, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of 35 grants for
2010. The Grants Committee is chaired by Robert Perkinson and comprised
of seven members this year, including, Dr. Phyllis Beaver-Horwitz,
These awards totaling $44,768.66 represent the Foundation's 14th annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups. A total of over $85,000 was requested from the Foundation. With the inclusion of the 2010 awards, the Foundation has returned more than $670,000 to the area since 1997 in grants and scholarships.
The Board of Directors of the Foundation unanimously approved the following grants on September 7, 2010:
Bible in the
Schools - $875 Donor-Designated
for the Mercer
Clinch Valley Community Action Project Discovery - $2,000 for Project Discovery Program (Unrestricted Fund)
Mountain Kids, Inc.
- $1,500 Walk Across
Generation Gap - $2,000 for the Healthy Kids Program (Jeffrey Edward Shott Fund and Unrestricted Fund)
Mercer Health Right, Inc. - $560 Donor-Designated for the program (Charles E. and Jerry Ann Myles Fund)
Center for Christian Action, Inc. - $1,400 for school supplies for K - 12 of low-income families (Warren Ashby and Elizabeth Featherstone Thornhill Memorial Fund and the Unrestricted Fund)
Christ Episcopal Church - $553 Donor-Designated for the Food pantry and kerosene program (James and Rebecca Steorts Fund)
Dollar Energy Fund -
$2,000 for utility assistance program for low-income in
Mercer County Opportunity Industries, Inc. - $1,997.31 for the purchase of a printer and accessories (Sandra Gayle Monk Memorial Fund and Unrestricted Fund)
Pisgah Community Playground Assoc. - $1,000 for phase II of the playground equipment and improvements project (Unrestricted Fund)
Salvation Army in
Second Chance for Cats - $500 for the program (Unrestricted Fund)
Ministries, Inc. of Princeton -
$1,800 for the replacement of 2 computers and to upgrade the current
system (Fund for
WISE (WV Community Services for Women, Inc.) - $516 for clothing racks (Ruth Creasy and A. Elmo Fleshman Fund)
ARTS, CULTURE & THE HUMANITIES:
Community Concert Assoc/Blue Mountain Performing Arts - $2,000 for the WV Symphony Orchestra concert (Fannie Kate and Betty Gardner Bailey Fund and Unrestricted Fund)
John Chapman Chapter DAR - $2,000 for improvements to the 213 year old Davidson home near Mitchell Stadium (Unrestricted Fund)
The Board of Directors of the Foundation is gratified to share this report with the community and those whose support and encouragement have made it possible. Be assured of the Foundation's continued best efforts in the year ahead.
Organizations may request and submit grant application packets for the Year 2011 during the months of April, May and June. Evaluations will be conducted in July and August; the Board will finalize approval of grants in September. Grant payments will be made upon request, thereafter.