2007 Grants and Scholarships


The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., awarded a total of 37 grants and scholarships to charitable organizations in Mercer County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia in 2005.  These awards, in the amount of $46,700.07, represent the Foundationís ninth annual grants cycle in support of area non-profit groups that strive to meet changing needs of our society.


The Grants Committee, chaired by Betty Gardner Bailey, is composed of ten members who have the responsibility of evaluating all grant requests and allocating funds according to need.  Grants totaling $27,150 were awarded this year from requests amounting to more than $66,000.


Bible in the Schools 301   General Program
Bluefield High School 500   The Science Bowl Program
Bluefield High School 1,000   Band trip to New York
CARE 1,000   Placement of character-based books
Read Aloud of Mercer County 1,200   Author's Month Project
Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic 1,000   Digitally recorded textbooks
Mercer Health Right 231   General Program
Human Services      
Appalachian South Folklife Center 1,000   Camp for children of low-income families
Bluefield Community Center 316   General Program
Child Protect of Mercer County 1,000   Child abuse awareness campaign
Childlaw Services, Inc 1,000   Reproduction & distribution of handbook
Children's Home Society of WV - WE CAN 1,500   Mentor Program
Clinch Valley Community Action - Literacy Program 1,000   Program supplies
Clinch Valley Community Action - Project Discovery 1,000   Recreational & cultural activities for students
Mercer County Animal Shelter 2,000   New facility
Mercer County Fellowship Home, Inc 1,500   Repair electrical wiring
Mercer County Opportunity Industries 1,000   Certification of staff for mobility-disabilities training
PCH Foundation, Inc 1,500   Hospitality House Project
Rescue 945 1,500   Radio Equipment
Sunrise Center, Inc 700   To purchase 2 new computers and software
Tender Mercies Ministries 1,902   Material cost to insulate warehouse
The Wade Center 2,000   Basketball League for at-risk youth
Arts & Humanities      
Bramwell Theater Corporation 1,000   General program
Historic Pocahontas 2,000   To stabilize the company store

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