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22 02, 2017

2017 Dental Health & Emergency Aid Funding.

17 01, 2017

Policy Institute happening in Charleston January 26, 2017

 

 

This year, perhaps more than any other in recent memory, promises to bring big changes to both federal and state government. What can nonprofits expect and how do we join together to advocate for our sector and the people we serve?

Find out at our Third Annual Policy Institute: Critical Partnerships for West Virginia’s Future, in Charleston, presented by the West Virginia Nonprofit Association and Philanthropy WV. The Institute is designed to support and engage foundation and nonprofit staff members, board members, volunteers, and supporters in the legislative process. Whether you’re a public policy beginner or an advocacy expert, this program is geared to anyone with a desire to advocate for public policy issues that are of concern to your nonprofit, foundation, and community. This year’s agenda includes:

  • Featured keynote “What Do Changes in Washington Mean for West Virginia Nonprofits and Foundations?” from David Thompson, VP of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits.
  • Breakout sessions: Using Data to Tell Your Story, Advocacy and Lobbying 101, and Debriefing Successful Advocacy Efforts.
  • Networking lunches grouped by policy issue.
  • Panel discussion including leaders from the WV Senate, WV House of Delegates, and the Governor’s administration.

Third Annual Policy Institute:
Critical Partnerships for West Virginia’s Future

January 26, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:15 PM
WV State Capitol
Charleston, WV

WVNPA/Philanthropy WV Members $25
Nonmembers $50

 

Register Today
28 12, 2016

John Barry joins TGKVF as Chief Financial Officer

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation welcomes new Chief Financial Officer

John Barry started with The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation in November, 2016. Prior to joining TGKVF, John had over 25 years in the banking industry assisting foundation, endowment and not for profit clients. He is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania and the Southern Trust School at Birmingham Southern University in Birmingham, Alabama. He also holds a FINRA Series 65 license. John is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and the Charleston Estate Planning Council. Outside of work, John coaches girls lacrosse at Capital High School and is involved in U.S. Lacrosse.

22 12, 2016

Call for proposals

16 12, 2016

State of Working West Virginia 2016

State of Working West Virginia 2016

December 12, 2016 by and
West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy

swwv-cover-page-001A persistent question for those who pondered West Virginia’s fate is a simple: why, in a state rich in natural resources, are West Virginians so poor? For more than a century several explanations have been developed by natives and interested “outsiders.” Read full report.

This report, the ninth annual investigation of The State of Working West Virginia, comes at one of those times when national attention has been drawn to the state in the wake of the 2016 elections. In an even more unusual twist, much national discussion has focused around the conditions of our working class, an example of which is the surprise success of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. This analysis is an effort to cut through often overheated rhetoric and look at the available data and at historical trends.

Read more here.

15 12, 2016

The Clay Center receives funding

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

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

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

recovery-point-logo-final

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

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.