2007 Grants and Scholarships

 

This year the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., awarded 52 grants and scholarships to charitable organizations and students in Mercer County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia.  These awards, in the amount of $115,561, represent the Foundationís eleventh annual grants cycle in support of area non-profit groups that strive to meet changing needs of our society, and students seeking to further their education.

 

The twelve-member Grants Committee is chaired by Betty Gardner Bailey, and has the responsibility of evaluating more than 70 grant requests and allocating funds according to need, and presenting its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors in September. 

 

Carol Dodson heads the Scholarship Committee, which has nine members. The Committee evaluated more than 70 applications this year and recommended that scholarships be awarded to 35 college-bound high school seniors and college students. At its May meeting the Foundation Board approved the Committee's recommendation.

 

 

Grants

 

Appalachian South Folk Life Center - $2,000.00 - Learning day camp

Abbs Valley Boissevain Pocahontas Library - $700.00 - Books

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council - $ 2,000.00 - Baby Think it Over Educational Dolls

Junior Achievement of WV and the Advantage Valley - $1,000.00  - Entrepreneurial Education Initiative

Mercer County Read Aloud - $623.87 - Materials

Planet Extreme Teen Center - $372.00  - "Study Zone" materials

Princeton Public Library - $2,000.00 - Books and books on tape

Second Chance Learning Center - $2,000.00 - Education materials

Virginia YMCA - $300.00  - Tazewell County Program

Mercer Health Right - $2,000.00  - Health Education and Diabetes Management

Princeton Fire Department - $1,045.00 - Purchase medical equipment

Appalachian Leadership Education Foundation - $2,000.00 - Mercer County program

Appalachian Teen Challenge - $2,000.00 - Girls Center

Bluefield State College - $2,000.00 - Youth Sports Program costs

Bluefield VA Police Department - $2,000.00 - Police equipment

Childlaw Services, Inc. - $2,000.00 - Database costs, "CLIENTS"

Community Connections - $1,920.00 - SADD Manuals and wristbands

East River Soccer Association - 2,000.00 - Team benches

Mercer County Sheriff's Department  -  2,000.00 - STOPPED Program

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - $ 1,250.00 - Mercer County Program

Mountain Kids, Inc. - $1,000.00 - Mountain Mentors educational material

Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Department - $2,000.00 - Fire equipment

Salvation Army in Princeton - $ 2,000.00 - Purchase playground equipment

Sun Valley Ruritan Club, Inc. - $2,000.00 - Physical plant improvements

The Wade Center - $2,000.00 - Youth Diversion Program funding

WV Community Services for Women, Inc. - $500.00 - Program costs

City of Bluefield - Bluefield Baseball Club - $2,000.00 - Program expenses

City of Bluefield Beautification Commission - $2,000.00 - Continuation of downtown project

City of Princeton Railroad Museum - $1,400.00 - Brochures

Community Concert Association/Blue Mountain Performing Arts - $2,000.00 - Funding for a performance

Town of Bluefield, VA Beautification Commission - $2,000.00 - Banners and poles

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

Alex Mahood Scholarship Fund - $500

Bluefield College Fund  - Two recipients - $1,200

Doctor Jack Walter Witten Scholarship Fund  - $1,500

E. R. Gillespie Scholarship Fund  -  Two recipients - $1,000

East River Mountain H.O.G. #5432 Scholar  -  $500

Grace Hanna and Maurice Weinberg Scholar  - $500

Graham High School Scholarship Fund -  $500

Harman Masonic Lodge #222   -  $500

Ralph H. and Shirley D. Kiser Family Scholarship Fund - $700

Rose Sinicrope Scholarship Fund - $4000 

Roy R. Raub, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund - $6,800

Bluefield High Schools' Alumni Fund - Four recipients - $2,000

Kendrick Family Scholarship Fund - multiple recipients - $45,000

 

 

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