Foundation Announces Second Quarter Grants
Charleston, WV ….
American Red Cross – $45,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support disaster relief in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties. This funding will serve approximately 70 families (approximately $7,500 per county) to assist with needs beyond natural disasters, such as homes destroyed by fire.
Community Development Outreach Ministries– $20,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support Heart & Hand South Charleston and Heart & Hand Putnam County Basic Needs Programs, which provide emergency assistance to support low income families with their basic need of shelter, food, and clothing.
Daymark, Inc.– $20,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the Patchwork Program which provides food, clothing, shelter and other support for youth who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam County– $23,700 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support a needs assessment for a Home Preservation Program. The focus of this potential program will be for low income families that need repairs to either stay in their homes or to make their homes safe enough to be habitable.
Kanawha Valley Fellowship Home, Inc.– $20,500 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support this home for men in recovery from addiction by providing them with food and shelter while the men focus on becoming sober, productive and healthy.
Manna Meal, Inc.– $61,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will provided support for Manna Meal, Covenant House and Roark Sullivan to work together to remove some of the barriers that prevent shelter, nutritious meals, and clean clothing.
REA of Hope Fellowship Home, Inc.– $25,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support this program which provides women affordable housing in a homelike environment that is focused on recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Southern Appalachian Labor School– $6,450 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support food programs, utility assistance, and shelter services to eligible families in need with rural areas of Fayette County.
Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Services– $15,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support direct assistance to clients in the form of food, clothing, and shelter needs. TMCLCS assists low-income households in Cross Lanes and surrounding areas with basic needs through a food program, utility assistance, and a weekend snack program.
United Way of Central West Virginia– $10,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the Backpack Buddy Summer Food program, which will provides meal supplements to eligible students throughout Putnam County. Food boxes will be delivered bi-weekly during the summer months.
United Way of Central West Virginia– $6,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the Backpack Buddy Summer Food program, which will provides meal supplements to eligible students throughout Boone County. Food boxes will be delivered bi-weekly during the summer months.
WV Food and Farm Coalition– $18,700 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the creation and support of Kanawha Valley Mobile Markets. The mobile markets will delver local food to communities that lack healthy local food access, which includes physical access, limited purchasing power, and lack of nutrition knowledge. The markets will not only distribute food, but offer educational programming and accept SNAP/WIC benefits.
YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program– $14,000 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the YWCA Resolve Hope House, which provides emergency shelter, case management, and other supportive services for victims of domestic violence in Boone, Clay, and Kanawha counties.
YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families– $21,580 (Basic Needs)
Funding will support the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter, a 75 bed certified facility providing shelter and direct supportive services 24 hours a day. Services are provided to single women, women with children, men with custody of their children, veterans, and intact families. The shelter averages 60 individuals per night.
WVU Eye Institute (WVU Foundation, Inc.)– $137,750 (Special Initiative)
Funding will support The Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP) of the WVU Eye Institute and WV SenseAbilities (SA), these programs provides access to the visual environment for school-aged children in West Virginia with incurable vision loss and provides tools to facilitate independence for the visually impaired.
Total funding for the 2nd Quarter of 2015: $444,680