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15 12, 2016

The Clay Center receives funding

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Photo courtesy of The Clay Center

Photo courtesy of The Clay Center

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences $250,000 (Special Initiative) The Clay Center has launched its revitalization and remodeling program, which will include a new interactive art sculpture and interactive art galleries. The downstairs space, which is currently called STEAMworks, will house a small city designed for kids. The city will have math, science and art-related features where children may explore various careers. Through this renovation, students will be in charge of their own learning, but teachers may adapt the activities to fit into the classroom. To support this revitalization project, a $250,000 grant will be disbursed over a five-year period (2017-2021).

“The Avampato Discovery Museum should be a resource for every West Virginia teacher and inspire a love of learning in every West Virginia student.” – Al Najjar, Clay Center, President & CEO

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

14 12, 2016

Keep Your Faith Corporation receives funding

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Photo courtesy of Keep Your Faith Corporation

Photo courtesy of Keep Your Faith Corporation

Keep Your Faith Corporation $30,000 (West Side Initiative) Keep Your Faith Corporation seeks to expand its school garden efforts based at Mary C. Snow Elementary to all of its urban producers, including the community garden, SAGE, and “Produce Pedalers.” Through this grant, a permanent location for the West Side Farmers Market will be developed and children at Mary C. Snow will receive tokens to purchase produce that will be sold at the school. Funding will support an AmeriCorps VISTA, supplies for gardens, and the market development.

“The team is excited about this opportunity and ready to get to work.” – Dural Miller

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

13 12, 2016

Bob Burdette Center receives 3rd Q funding

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Photo courtesy of  Bob Burdette Center

Photo courtesy of Bob Burdette Center

Bob Burdette Center $62,274 (West Side Initiative) Bob Burdette Center and the East End Family Resource Center will be offering full day programming to students from Mary C. Snow Elementary during school intercession breaks on the West Side of Charleston. The intercession programing will focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education. At the end of each STREAM Break, the sites will host a STREAM Family Night. Funding will support salaries for teachers and staff and supplies for STREAM activities.

“Building relationships is critical not only to a child’s educational success but for life success.”

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

12 12, 2016

Recovery Point of Charleston receives 3rd Q funding

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Recovery Point of Charleston $12,500 (Basic Needs) Recovery Point of Charleston, a long-term, residential recovery program for women suffering from addiction, will be housed on Charleston’s West Side. Funding will be used to support the basic needs of homeless women seeking recovery.

“Recovery Point Charleston will serve 92 clients at no cost to them. Some basic needs are provided for our clients as they work to complete a structured, intensive 12 Step-based recovery program.” – Lara Lawson

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

11 12, 2016

Mission WV receives 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:13+00:00
Photo courtesy of Mission WV

Photo courtesy of Mission WV

 

TGKVF focuses its discretionary grantmaking on building community wealth and fostering collaboration. The recently funded partnership between the Appalachian Reading Center and The Bridge of Mission WV illustrates the collaboration the Foundation champions. The partnership, which began in 2015, targets students in kinship and foster care by providing high-quality tutoring and reading remediation services in Clay County Schools. Within six months, the program has yielded impressive results as students, grades K-8, receive one-on-one, intensive tutoring. For the first time, many students are able to really understand how letters and sounds work together to form words. One student reported

“I actually want to try to read out loud. I never wanted to read out loud before.” Another student told her parent, “I don’t dread school anymore because I know I’ll be able to figure it out now.”

While the students’ capabilities have increased, their attitudes toward learning and reading, and themselves, have also been transformed.

Mission WV $55,629 (Education) In its second year of collaboration with TEAM for WV Children’s Fostering Futures program and other partners, Mission WV’s project “The Bridge” will continue to serve foster children and their caretakers in TGKVF’s six-county region through mentorship, advocacy, and support services. Funding will assist with academic support, staffing and mentoring, self-sufficiency coaching, and enrichment activities for foster youth.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

9 12, 2016

womanSong receives 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:14+00:00

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Photo courtesy of womanSong

womanSong $3,500 (Arts/Culture) Funding will support womanSong, a women’s community based chorus for sopranos and altos. Support will assist the choir with the production of its 2016-17 season, including concerts in December of 2016 and Spring of 2017.

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

8 12, 2016

East End Family Resource Center receives 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:14+00:00

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Photo courtesy of East End Family Resource Center

 

East End Family Resource Center $40,343 (Education) East End Family Resource Center will partner for the second year with The Education Alliance and Kanawha County Schools to provide the AmeriCorps on the Frontline Dropout Prevention program; the Bob Burdette Center and PRO-Kids will also join the collaboration in 2016. The project’s target population are at-risk students in grades 3-5 at Piedmont Elementary, Mary C. Snow Elementary, and Edgewood Elementary. Funding will help support six AmeriCorps mentors, staff, volunteer recruitment and community engagement, and STEAM education materials.

“TGKVF will help us fulfil our Mission of “building bridges of opportunities” by giving Charleston residents the opportunity to achieve. We accomplish our mission by coordinating, facilitating, and/or initiating activities and programs that respond to the needs of families.”

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Learn more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

7 12, 2016

Coalfield Development Corp. receives 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:14+00:00
Photo courtesy of Coalfield Development Corp.

Photo courtesy of Coalfield Development Corporation

Coalfield Development Corporation $55,500 (Health) Coalfield Development Corporation’s initiative, Refresh Appalachia, will receive a grant to continue its second year of regional economic and workforce development work in Lincoln County. By working with Unlimited Future and Lincoln County Schools, the project aims to strengthen local food systems, support novice farmers, increase access to healthy food, and aggregate and distribute produce to meet regional markets. Funding will support staffing, training, and building materials.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to build a local food economy in southern West Virginia – an economy that supports living wage jobs and provides fresh, healthy food to communities in need.” – Ben Gilmer, President, Refresh Appalachia

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

6 12, 2016

Appalachian Reading Center receives 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:14+00:00

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Appalachian Reading Center $48,176 (Education) The Appalachian Reading Center and The Bridge of Mission WV will partner with Clay County Schools to provide a second year of outreach in Clay County. The coalition will continue to identify and tutor dyslexic and reading deficient students within foster or kinship care; services will be provided at no charge to participants. Funds will continue to support training and stipends for tutors, materials for students and families, and scholarships for regional youth to attend the Appalachian Reading Center

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Read more in the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here.

2 12, 2016

Team for WV Children receive 3rd Q funding

2017-04-17T17:55:14+00:00

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Photo courtesy of Team for WV Children

 

Team for WV Children $5,400 (Health) Funds will support the creation of a website and digital home for the newly-formed statewide Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Coalition. The ACES Coalition strives to mobilize child-abuse prevention work and foster collaboration amongst WV providers. The Coalition’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of all West Virginians by reducing the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

“The foundation’s support will help us develop a website and digital home for the Coalition where we will provide online tools, training and resources to inform various audiences about Adverse Childhood Experiences.”

At its September 21, 2016 meeting, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of eighteen grants (18) totaling $864,570. Of that total, $614,570 will be disbursed over a one-year period and $250,000 will be disbursed over a five-year period.

Learn more by reading the Foundation’s Fall 2016 newsletter here