Grants Committee Celebrates 10 Years

 

The Foundation awarded 54 grants and scholarships to charitable organizations in Mercer County, WV and Tazewell County, VA.  These 2006 awards, totaling $66,407.32, represent the Foundation’s 10th annual grants cycle in support of area non-profit groups. With the inclusion of the 2006 awards, the Foundation has returned approximately $311, 847. to this area since 1997 to conform with its purpose as a “Community Foundation?  The Grants Committee, chaired by Betty Gardner Bailey, is composed of 10 members whose responsibility is to evaluate all grant requests and allocate funds according to need.  The Board of Directors of the Foundation unanimously approved the following grants and scholarships on September 12, 2006:

 

I.  Education

 Bluefield High School Science Department  - $1,132.95

 CARE, Inc. - $1,000.00

 Mercer County Sheriff’s Department - $1,000.00

 Bible in the Schools - $412.30

 Bluefield Community Center - $843.35

 

 

II. Health

 Mountain Kids, Inc. - $1,000.00

 Mercer Health Right, Inc. - $251.80

 

 

III. Human Services

 Child Protect of Mercer County - $1,114.98

 Children’s Home Society of WV/WE CAN $1,500.00

 Christ Episcopal Church - $1,000.00 (Genoa Playground  Project)

 City of Princeton, WV - $1,400.00

 Clinch Valley Community Action - $1,169.00

 Community Action South Eastern -  $1,000.00

 Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council - $1,260.00

 Mercer County Fellowship Home - $1,852.94

 Mercer County Opportunity Industries, Inc. - $2,000.00

 Mercer County Spay Association - $500

 Planet Extreme Teen Center, Inc. (Princeton, WV) - $600.00

 Princeton Health and Fitness Center - $1,000.00

 Region I Workforce Women’s Business Center - $1,270.00

 Salvation Army Bluefield Citadel - $1,000.00

 Sunrise Center (Richlands, VA) - $600.00

 Tazewell County Fire Rescue, Inc. - $1,000.00

 Vision Quest Neighborhood Foundation (Princeton, WV) - $1,000.00

 WV Women Work! - $1,000.00

 

 

IV. Arts, Culture and the Humanities

 Bluefield College - $800.00

 City of Bluefield Beautification Commission ?$2,000.00

 City of Bluefield Historic Landmarks -$1,000.00

 Historic Crab Orchard & Pioneer Park - $1,500.00

 Mercer County Historical Society - $1,000.00

 South Bluefield Merchants & Professional Association - $500.00 

 

 

Scholarships

Alex Mahood Scholarship Fund  $500

Bluefield High Schools?Alumni Fund  $2,000

Dr. Jack Walter Witten Scholarship Fund $1,200

E. R. Gillespie Scholarship Fund $500

Graham High School Scholarship Fund $500

Harman Lodge #222 AF & AM Scholarship Fund $500

Max L. and Virginia S. Kammer Family Scholarship Fund $500

Kendrick Scholarship Fund $24,500

Maurice and Grace Hanna Weinberg Scholarship Fund $500

Rose Sinicrope Scholarship Fund $3,000

 

 

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