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9 02, 2022

New Grant Application Form Community Rollout

New Grant Application Form Community Rollout2022-02-14T12:15:05-05:00
3 12, 2021

Community Connections Salvation Army, November 2021


Jane Powell talks with Major Jayne May, Area Commander of the Salvation Army. They discuss the holiday season’s Angel Tree and Red Kettles. Major Jayne also shares the year round Salvation Army programs that serve our region.

Community Connections Salvation Army, November 20212021-12-03T11:48:39-05:00
1 11, 2021

2nd Q TGKVF Distributions June 2021


Charleston, WV- The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of grants totaling $868,820. Funding supports programs such as Facing Hunger Food Bank’s Lincoln County Child, Family, & Senior Food Resource Support project.

During one Facing Hunger Food Bank backpack delivery, a child pointed to the delivery truck saying “I get one of those backpacks.” He was very enthusiastic and said “I love the cereal!” The Food Bank’s CEO said “I love cereal too! Do you eat it for breakfast, or later? Do you drink your milk from the bowl, because that’s what I do?” He laughed, but then he said “We don’t have milk very often because our refrigerator doesn’t work, so if I want my cereal to be wet, I put water on it.” After this conversation, the backpacks have included single serve shelf stable milk. The organization’s goal remains to provide fresh food, dairy, and protein in as many forms as possible in order for all in need to have what they need.

TGKVF awarded eight responsive grants totaling $168,904 to Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, and Field-of-Interest programs, and awarded six grants totaling $193,970 in the Foundation’s proactive areas of Education, and Health. Funding was also awarded for two Special Initiative grants in the amount of $111,100. Continued generous support from an anonymous donor provided funding for one Dental and nine Emergency Aid grants totaling $394,846.

Inspiring Dreams Network-Supporting At-Risk Youth through Coaching and Community Connections: $17,500 (Education)

Inspiring Dreams Network (IDN) is partnering with four Putnam County youth serving organizations (4-H, Camp Allegheny, Girl Scouts, and DHHR Child Care Facilities) to build the capacity of their volunteers, leaders, and staff to better support the youth they serve. IDN will provide training in the areas of social-emotional learning, academic support, and career development, empowering participants to collaborate with Putnam County school systems to support the success of shared students. The four partnering organizations currently have 225 community volunteers, staff, and leaders who serve 4,000 youth through their combined programs. Funding will support project coordination, training expenses, and participant resources.

Cornerstone Family Interventions, Inc.-West Virginia Home Visiting Collaborative Partner Project:  $56,770 (Education)

In its third year of support from TGKVF, the West Virginia Home Visitation Collaborative Partners will provide the nationally recognized and evidenced-based home visiting program, Parents as Teachers (PAT), in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties. PAT builds strong communities, thriving families, and children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits from prenatal through kindergarten. The project will allow the sites to continue operating their programs despite state budget cuts by providing funds necessary for home visitor salaries.

Community Access, Inc.- Horses & Journeys™ Lessons from the Herd Wellness Programs©: $21,000 (Health)

In its sixth year of support from TGKVF, Horses & Journeys™ Lessons from the Herd Wellness Programs© assist adults and children in the community who are experiencing stress. Programs serve military service members, first responders, adults, and children who are dealing with trauma and grief, and they help participants identify and strengthen their own practices for wellness. The programs serve all of TGKVF’s service area and utilize equine-assisted therapy, wellness, and guided hiking activities. The programs promote healthy lifestyles and develop and strengthen natural and community-based supports.

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association Inc., WV Chapter-Expanding Services and Improving Care for Families Touched by Dementia: $40,000 (Health)

In their second year of funding for this project, the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will increase the organization’s presence in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties. This will happen by increasing equity in accurate diagnosis and effective care through collaboration of healthcare systems and physicians and expanding volunteer outreach, enabling additional education programs and increased access to care and support programs in under-served areas.

TEAM for West Virginia Children, Inc.-ACEs Coalition of West Virginia: $23,700 (Health)

In the second year of support, the Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) Coalition of WV will improve the health and well-being of residents in the Foundation’s six-county area by reducing the impact of ACEs and preventing their occurrence. This work involves increasing awareness, providing training, advocating for policies and legislation, incorporating ACEs into home visitations, and conducting research on the impact of ACEs.

West Virginia Free, Inc.-Love Your Birth Control: $35,000 (Health)

In the third year of funding, the Know Your Options, Love Your Birth Control campaign will focus on increasing access to the full spectrum of contraceptive options. WV Free addresses the lack of access and education around these issues in a three-pronged approach: intensive community outreach and education; shared decision-making training on contraceptive counseling for health care providers and social and emotional wraparound-service professionals; and post training support to those trained.

Multi-Cultural Festival of West Virginia, Inc.-Multifest: $7,000 (Arts and Culture)

Multifest, developed thirty-one years ago, provides the largest diversity festival in West Virginia. Over the course of the three-day festival, diverse entertainment, food, clothing and art vendors will convene. Activities will include concerts, morning fitness, health screening, cultural dancing, and youth performances. Funding will support entertainment costs and activities.

Arts in Action-Arts in Action Student Classroom and Performance Supplies: $18,000 (Art and Culture)

Arts in Action provides arts education and performance opportunities for nearly 700 students annually from locations in Putnam and Kanawha Counties. Arts in Action provides needs-based financial aid and programming for people with developmental disabilities. Funding will support classroom and performance supplies for 200 students in Putnam County and 175 students through the Urban Stage program in Charleston’s West Side neighborhood.

Charleston Ballet, Inc.-Charleston Ballet 66th Season including a World Premiere of DRACULA: $20,000 (Arts and Culture)

Funding will support the Charleston Ballet’s 2021-22 season, assisting guest artist rehearsal and performance fees, travel, housing, new costumes, and sets for season performances. This season will present three mainstage performances including DRACULA in October, NUTCRACKER with the West Virginia Symphony in December, and a mixed-bill in March 2022. All performances exhibit educational and cultural diversity components, including BALLET FOR ALL and 21st Century After-School Learning Programs.

African American Arts and Heritage Academy-Summer Youth African American Art and Heritage Academy: $4,900 (Arts and Culture)

Funding for this project will support scholarships as well as faculty and guest artist honorariums for the weeklong online Zoom sessions focused on the study of and activities related to African American arts and cultural heritage. Students in Fayette and Kanawha counties will also have performance opportunities that will showcase their artistic abilities and provide cultural enlightenment.

BackpackBuddy.Org-Backpack Buddy.Org Summer Program: $27,500 (Basic Needs)

BackpackBuddy.Org empowers community partners in Boone, Kanawha, and Putnam counties to provide support to underprivileged students during the summer break from school. The support that is provided includes nutritional, personal care items, and educational items. These support items are mailed to participating students multiple times during the summer while the students are away from school.

Facing Hunger Food Bank-Lincoln County Child Family & Senior Food Resource Support: $45,000 (Basic Needs and Emergency Aid)

Funding for this project will address the hunger needs of those living in Lincoln County, which has a food insecurity rate of 17.9% overall and 27.9% for children. The program will provide hunger relief activities to three populations: unemployed and underemployed families; children participating in the backpack program; and senior citizens. All planned activities will be specific to purchasing and distribution of fresh, frozen, and shelf stable products to meet the needs of these most vulnerable groups.

Rea of Hope Fellowship Home, Inc.-Rea of Hope Utilities: $22,000 (Basic Needs)                                                                                              Funding will support the operation of Rea of Hope’s mission to help West Virginia women suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction by teaching the life skills and self-sufficiency required to reach sustained recovery, while promoting safe and affordable housing.

YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families-YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families: $27,500 (Basic Needs) Funding will assist with operational support of the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter, a licensed 75-bed facility. This community-based program provides shelter with supportive services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to single women, women with children, men with custody of their children, Veterans, and intact families.

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.-Dental Care for Impoverished Adults: $126,000 (Dental Health)

West Virginia Health Right eliminates financial and transportation barriers to obtaining dental care. Through an on-site dental clinic in Charleston serving residents in Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties, and a Mobile Dental Unit that provides care in Boone and Clay counties, more than 4,500 patients in the Foundation’s service area will receive preventative, restorative, and education services.

Capital High School-Capital High School AED: $3,100 (Emergency Aid)

Funding will support the purchase of three portable automated external defibrillators (AED) units to be used for athletic teams which do not have immediate access to an AED at their practice or event facilities.

Pollen8, Inc.-Appalachian Behavioral HealthCare: $29,750 (Emergency Aid)

Through its Reintegr8 program, Pollen8 provides treatment, social support, and employment skills for women committed to recovering from Substance Use Disorder. Pollen8 has recently opened a 30-bed, licensed behavioral health facility to further facilitate this work. Funding from the Foundation will support purchases of food, clothing vouchers for the women in treatment, hygiene and cleaning supplies, and a roof repair for the facility.

Manna Meal, Inc.-So the Hungry Can Eat-Mobile Pantry: $30,000 (Emergency Aid)

When the primary grocery store for many food insecure residents on Charleston’s West Side closed due to a fire, Manna Meal quickly addressed the need for food in that community and established its first Mobile Food Pantry to ensure individuals have access to food. The mobile unit provides fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, grains and meats, and shelf stable items to help improve the lives of vulnerable citizens. Pantry bags are prepared at Manna Meal and then transported to a distribution site on the West Side. Funding for this project will support 12 Kanawha County mobile pantry events.

Risen Lord Catholic Church-Risen Lord Food Pantry Backpack-Utilities Assistance: $25,000 (Emergency Aid)

Funding for this program will provide support to the food pantry, backpack program, and clients with emergency situations such as utility cutoff notices, medical bills, or who are in need of gasoline assistance. During the school year, the drive-through pantry serves 200 families monthly with food and hygiene products. This need will increase during summer months, as seen by the 1,200 students served weekly during 2020 school closures.

Covenant House, Inc.-Housing and Health Stabilization in the HIV + Community: $50,000 (Emergency Aid)

Funding will be used to prevent homelessness for persons with a positive HIV diagnosis, an imminent crisis in Kanawha County recognized by the Center for Disease Control as the greatest HIV outbreak in the nation. Funding will also support the purchase of new computers for case managers working with emergency assistance and housing services in Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, and Putnam counties.

YWCA Charleston-YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families-Emergency Aid Project: $38,000 (Emergency Aid)

YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Women and Families provides access to shelter and services to approximately 600 single women, women with children, men with custody of their children, veterans, and intact families in Boone, Clay, and Kanawha counties. Funds will be used to help remove housing barriers which have prevented individuals and families from securing suitable permanent housing, household necessities, as well as the replacement of equipment that interferes with providing services.

Recovery Point Charleston-New Roof for Recovery Point Charleston-Sheltering Hope to the Hopeless: $40,000 (Emergency Aid)

Recovery Point is a 100-bed residential recovery program for women suffering from substance use disorder, and has served women from every county across the state. Due to damage from winter storms, funding for this project will aid in the installation of a new roof on the facility on Charleston’s West Side.

Community Care of West Virginia-2021 Social Determinants of Health Fund: $20,000 (Emergency Aid) 

Community Care of West Virginia will utilize funding to reduce patient health disparities by offsetting the negative impacts of social determinants of health. Funding will be used to assist Community Care patients with utility and medication expenses, as well as other non-medical factors that influence health outcomes. Patients from all of the Foundation’s service area are eligible, but the majority are from Clay, Fayette, and Kanawha Counties.

Kanawha County Commission-Juvenile Drug Court Needs: $30,000 (Emergency Aid)

Kanawha County’s Juvenile Drug Court is a court-led and community-supported program of early intervention to address the specific needs of its substance-abusing youth participants. The objectives of Juvenile Drug Court are to improve the youth’s general functioning by reducing internal and external problems and to increase family self-sufficiency and ability to cope with life’s difficulties. The program seeks to divert non-violent juvenile offenders from the traditional juvenile court process to intensive, individualized treatment with the goal of reducing future involvement for these youth.

West Virginia University Research Corporation-Medical Schools Dismantling Discrimination, Racism and Stigma through Structural Competency: $36,100 (Special Initiatives)

The Dismantling Discrimination, Racism and Stigma (DDRS) Structural Competency Training implements the first structural competency training in West Virginia for first year medical students. Designed by Assistant Professor of Public Health at WVU School of Public Health Lauri Andres, and administered by Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, the DDRS training covers 100 minutes of Socratic, lecture-based material, plus a four-day community-based, service-learning experience working with the residents of a historically marginalized community, Grace Bible Church and HOPE Community Development Corporation on the West Side of Charleston.

West Virginia Health Right, Inc.-WV Health Right-West Side Clinic: $75,000 (Special Initiatives)

West Virginia Health Right (WVHR) will implement a satellite medical clinic to address and improve structural healthcare inequities among low-income and minority residents in the Charleston area. The West Side of Charleston has a large African-American community that will benefit from targeted outreach and healthcare services. This project is designed to dismantle racial and other barriers that exist in the medical treatment of minority populations by incorporating culturally appropriate care that is built upon trust and a foundational understanding that patients are the best directors of their care.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is grateful to our community of generous donors who make these and other grants possible. The programs and work approved for the second quarter of 2021 distributions are supported by the following funds: Anonymous Dental Fund; Anonymous WV Emergency Aid; Honor J. Davis, II; Mary Lewis Dickinson; Zelma Drennen Memorial; James F. Duncan Charitable; Brent B. Galyean Memorial; J.W. and Gabrielle P. Hubbard, Jr.; Bernard H. Jacobson Cultural; Blanche E. Jacobson; Alice Ann Koontz; Lowenstein #1; Nathan and Sarah Maslow; Alford and Lucy W. McClung; McJunkin-Jones Family; Mary S. Moses Memorial; Pelzel Family; Nancy Gay Randolph; and L. Newton and Katherine S. Thomas General.

2nd Q TGKVF Distributions June 20212022-02-14T12:14:27-05:00
1 11, 2021

3rd Q 2021 TGKVF Distributions Announcement


Charleston, WV- The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) Board of Trustees approved the distribution of grants totaling $858,520. Funding supports programs such as Zion Child Development Center, Inc.

Zion Child Development Center is using the Pyramid Model of child development to promote young children’s healthy social and emotional development. They are also incorporating Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) into Social-Emotional learning to expand children’s ability to problem-solve. As a result of using these methods and working with the individual needs of each child, Zion has seen increased enrollment of children with disabilities.

The Zion staff is seeing promising outcomes from using the positive behavior supports method.  After encouraging discussions with the staff, a mother enrolled her two children who are on the autism spectrum and now, for the first time, she is seeing her children being included in activities and doing well in the childcare environment. At Zion, she found knowledgeable staff who make necessary adjustments for each individual and strive to include every child in every activity.

TGKVF awarded four responsive grants totaling $156,770 to Arts & Culture and Field-of-Interest projects, and awarded seven grants totaling $203,400 in the Foundation’s proactive Education and Health areas. Funding was awarded for three Special Initiative grants and one West Side 2.0 grant in the amount of $356,850. Continued generous support from an anonymous donor provided funding for three Emergency Aid and one Dental grant totaling $141,500.

City of Smithers- Gateway Center Stage Curtains, Lighting Elements of Larger Auditorium Remodel: $10,000 (Arts & Culture)

Funding for this project provides local matching dollars to leverage a State Arts Commission grant already awarded to start auditorium renovations to serve performing arts, arts education, and other public facility needs in the region of Fayette and Kanawha counties that Smithers overlaps.

West Virginia Youth Symphony- Outreach Through the Performing Arts-Dance, Voice, Orchestra, & Theater: $24,320 (Arts & Culture)

To promote performing arts education, West Virginia Youth Symphony, River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, Appalachian Children’s Chorus, and Children’s Theater of Charleston will perform “Sleeping Beauty” at the Clay Center in February 2022. This performance will showcase over 150 young dancers, singers, actors, and musicians. Counties served include Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam. Funding will support tuition assistance, instruments, instructor’s salaries, venue fees, and materials such as stage props, sheet music, and costumes.

West Virginia University Foundation, Inc.-Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program (CVRP): $103,950 (Field-of-Interest)

Through this program, CVRP will provide visually impaired children with tools to become independent and employable by optimizing visual function both at home and school. The program will also provide access to the visual environment for children with incurable vision loss through medical eye care, devices, assistive technology, educational recommendations, and support to local school systems. Funding will support evaluations, mentoring, low vision, blindness equipment, and programming to address success in higher education and employment.

West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services-Senior Community Service Employment Program-Senior Evolve: $18,500 (Field-of-Interest) 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCEP), authorized by the Older American Act, is a work-based job training program for low-income Americans 55 years or older. The intent of the program is to minimize and eliminate barriers such as transportation and the digital divide that seniors face as they seek unsubsidized employment. Funding will support purchases of technology and bus passes for Kanawha County seniors.

Philanthropy West Virginia-Philanthropy West Virginia’s Education Funders Affinity Group Collaboration to Advance West Virginia’s Climb Program: $20,000 (Education)

This second-year grant will support the conversion of college courses from high-cost textbooks to free or low-cost open educational resource (OER) materials. Funding for this Kanawha County OER effort is part of a larger initiative funded by the Ascendium Education Group and Philanthropy West Virginia Education Funders Affinity Group member foundations.

Zion Child Development Center, Inc.-Pyramid Model Fidelity and Using STEM to Improve Social-Emotional Skills: $21,100 (Education)

This funding will enable Zion Child Development Center to begin using the Pyramid Model, a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development. The program incorporates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into Social-Emotional Learning to help expand children’s ability to problem-solve. Funding will support coaching strategies and STEM learning opportunities for children.

Fayette County Board of Education-Community Focus on Literacy in Early Childhood: $25,000 (Education)

Fayette County’s A Place to Grow Children’s Center has developed a collaborative community project aimed at increasing school readiness and third grade reading proficiency of participants. This funding will support a literacy curriculum for children under the age of 3; evidenced-based professional development for the early childhood teachers; extra professional staff, such as a literacy coach for individual and small group work; the creation of a child-led publishing company; and family involvement in language and literacy activities.

Community Care of West Virginia-Big Otter Clinic Walking Path and Pocket Park: $18,000 (Health)

Funding for this Clay County program will support the development of a pocket park and walking trail adjacent to the Big Otter Clinic to be utilized by patients, staff, and the community. Funding will support the completion of the trail; development of meditation, habitat and herb gardens; and covered seating areas.

City of Charleston-Celebration Station Community Park: $35,000 (Health)

The City of Charleston, the Charleston Rotary Club, Kanawha County Schools, Piedmont Elementary, Piedmont Parent Teacher Organization, and the Childhood Language Center are collaborating to replace the current Celebration Station, which is more than 25 years old and has outlived its usefulness. The 25,545 square foot area will provide a place for children with disabilities, the area’s low to moderate income families, and others to recreate and socialize.

Cabin Creek Health Systems-CCHS’ Patient Centered Service Extension: $50,000 (Health)

CCHS provides healthcare and support to homeless, underhoused, and underserved populations in the Charleston area. Due to overwhelming social determinants of health, some individuals with the most need do not seek traditional healthcare. Funding will support Service Extension continuing to build trust and rapport in the community, and when a patient is ready, transition them to the broader services that CCHS and other agencies have to offer.

The Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.-Wild, Wonderful and Healthy Charleston West Side: $34,300 (Health)

In its second year of funding, Wild Wonderful and Healthy Charleston West Side will continue implementation of the community health improvement process. The program will work to strengthen the capacity of residents and community leaders to develop a culture of health in their community that also supports community economic development on the West Side of Charleston in Kanawha County. Funding will support conducting community health improvement planning and implementing-term changes to improve community health.

Kanawha County Dental Health Council, Inc.: $70,000 (Dental Health)

The Kanawha County Dental Health Council promotes dental health for children through education within Kanawha County Schools and provides comprehensive dental services for children of low-income families. The program accepts Medicaid and CHIP insurance. TGKVF funding will support expenses related to treating patients, purchasing medical supplies and required Personal Protection Equipment, and operating, thus easing the cost of treating uninsured children. Additionally, funding will be used for payroll expenses of essential employees as well as tools they need to provide education.

Walking Miracles Family Foundation-Country Roads Care Assistance Program: $16,500 (Emergency Aid)

The various costs associated with travel can be a major barrier for people living in rural areas or areas without a public transportation system to access cancer treatment in West Virginia. Walking Miracles works in conjunction with hospital social workers to identify patients in need of travel assistance. The project will utilize a Care Assistance Program to provide each family with $500 travel cards to cover the personal costs of getting medical care, which can include transportation, lodging, meals, and other necessary expenses, thus ensuring every West Virginia child receives cutting-edge cancer care. Funding will support families who reside in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Putnam counties.

The Salvation Army-Social Services Emergency Assistance Program: $50,000 (Emergency Aid)

The Charleston Area Command offers assistance to people of all ages, races, and backgrounds in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, and Putnam counties. Funding will support food assistance, utility and rental expenses, clothing, furniture and household items, prescription medicine assistance, blankets and hygiene products for homeless people, warming centers, and Christmas assistance. These social services are administered through client appointments and client walk-ins.

The Healing House, Inc.-Minority Impact Initiative: $5,000 (Emergency Aid)

The Healing House supports a focused and prioritized approach to minority mental health and recovery through the Minority Impact Initiative. Funding will support addressing Epigenetics, Historical and Generational Trauma, and Social and Emotional Intelligence to break cycles of learned helplessness, close mental health gaps, and reduce the stigma of counseling and mental health support in the minority community.

West Virginia State University Foundation, Inc.-Opening Soon Inc.: $49,450 (Special Initiatives)

In its second year of support, the entrepreneurial program will be a business and product development program for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and micro-enterprises in Kanawha County and surrounding areas. Planned activities include ten weeks of instructional delivery that will incorporate product development, credit counseling, financial literacy, and marketing. Funding for the program will be utilized to pay fees to develop and deliver instructional content, materials, and marketing of the program.

Charleston Main Streets-West Side Gateway Lighting Initiative: $50,000 (West Side Initiative) 

This initiative was designed to create a safe destination district to promote further growth and development that attracts residents and visitors from inside and outside the city of Charleston. Working with area businesses, property owners, and collaborative partners, Charleston Main Streets will create a gateway that will not only protect the millions of dollars of investments that have occurred over the past decade, but also encourage and incentivize new investments for the enhancement of public spaces throughout the business district.

Kanawha Valley Council on Philanthropy (KVCOP)-West Side Community Initiative: $25,000 (West Side Initiative)

The KVCOP provides support through this initiative for projects on Charleston’s West Side. It is the Council’s goal to support programs that meet the interest of its members who may contribute to its multifaceted place-based philanthropic campaign. The funding raised in 2020 supported mental health, education, and COVID-19 related needs.

YWCA Charleston-Building Racial Justice Capacity in the Community: $57,400 (Special Initiative)

This program operates in Boone, Clay, and Kanawha counties to increase capacity to mitigate the effects of racism and to understand the root causes. Funds will be used to strengthen internal and community capacity, support training, and expand outreach through programs and consciousness-raising events celebrating communities of color in Charleston. Funding will also support train-the-trainer education in anti-racism to strengthen internal YWCA and external volunteer anti-racism knowledge and actions.

Step By Step-Step By Step WV, INROADS Charleston Students Career Project: $175,000 (Special Initiative) 

This project aims to provide Charleston’s most at-risk high school youth with career and college readiness opportunities by providing safe afterschool environments provided by Step By Step coupled with the INROADS national model of creating pathways to careers for diverse high school students. The program will provide college readiness curriculum, parental involvement, academic support, mentoring, peer interaction, and access to local internships and jobs in the greater Charleston area.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is grateful to our community of generous donors who make these and other grants possible. The programs and work approved for the third quarter of 2021 distributions is supported by the following funds: Anonymous, Anonymous-Dental, Anonymous-Emergency Aid, Mary Frances Bannerot, West Virginia Justice Reform Fund (CZI), James F. Duncan Charitable, Lloyd Jr. and Margaret B. Erhard, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Goldsmith, George and Patty Herscher, J.W. Jr. and Gabrielle P. Hubbard, Bernard H. Jacobson Cultural, Blanche E. Jacobson, Lois and Lawrence C. Jr. Kaufman, Loweinstein #1, Lillian M. Mairs, Alfred and Lucy W. McClung, Nancy Gay Randolph Rogers, and F. Waldo Craig.

3rd Q 2021 TGKVF Distributions Announcement2022-02-14T11:22:31-05:00
12 10, 2021

Community Connections, Charitable Gift Planners of WV. September 2021


Jane Powell has a conversation with Mike Bell, Executive Director, Davis Health System Foundation and Board President, Charitable Gift Planners of WV about the importance of having a will and other ways of leaving a legacy. They discuss Will Week and helpful planning resources that are available.


Community Connections, Charitable Gift Planners of WV. September 20212021-10-12T11:26:10-04:00
11 10, 2021

Jim Campbell Trade or Vocational School



  • Trade or Vocational School
  • Financial Need:  Yes
  • Renewable:  Yes
  • Specific preferences: 

(1) Priority given to graduating senior from Man High School.

(2) Second priority given to graduating senior from Logan High School. Third priority given to graduating seniors from Mingo and Wyoming counties.

(3) Student must have a GPA of 2.5 – 3.25

(4) Intended field of study:  Science, Engineering, Math, Medical, Accounting, Computer Science, Information Technology or any certifiable trades or skills that require schooling, including but not limited to the following:  Machinist, Welding, Mechanic, Electrician, Plumbing, Truck Driver, HVAC, Refrigeration.(Program must be ran by an educational institution).

(5) Priority given to students with a parent or caregiver who works (or worked) in the coal mining industry

(6) Scholarship recipient may renew for one additional year; student must maintain a 2.5 GPA to be considered for a renewal application.

2021: Average grant amount $1,000; New Scholarship

Jim Campbell Trade or Vocational School2021-10-11T15:17:34-04:00
31 08, 2021

Community Connections ASP, August 2021


Jane Powell has a conversation with Annalee Posey, Regional Coordinator for Appalachia Service Project (ASP). They discuss the work ASP is doing to enhance the lives of families throughout the region, including the Charleston area.

Community Connections ASP, August 20212021-08-31T15:10:54-04:00

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