CFV Annual Report 2021

GRANTMAKING The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. awarded 62 grants to charitable organizations in Mercer County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia in 2021. These awards totaling more than $338,984 represent the Foundation’s 25th annual grant cycle supporting local nonprofit groups and community projects. With the inclusion of the 2021 awards, the Foundation has invested more than $3,100,000 in the area in grants and scholarships since its first grants cycle in 1997. The Foundation appreciates the dedication of the Grants Committee, whose members Mary Azzo, Mary Jo Babbitt, Gene Bailey, Marie Blackwell, Kathleen Blaydes, Carole Dodson, Deborah Garton, Craig Hammond, Kermit Moore, Dan Shortridge, Mike Swatts, Peter Taylor, Daniel Wells and Cathy Zimmerman labored diligently under the direction of Chairman Bob Perkinson to review applications and recommend grant awards to the Foundation Board of Directors for approval. Information for Grant Seekers The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc., awards discretionary and field of interest grants to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for education, health, human services, community improvement and the arts, primarily in the Mercer County, WV and Tazewell County, VA areas. The Foundation prefers to consider innovative and special projects. Applications are accepted annually from April 1 and must be received in the office by the last business day of June.

For additional information, or for your organization to be placed on the next grants application period mailing list, contact the Foundation office as follows:

Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. 128 North Street ~ P. O. Box 4127 ~ Bluefield, WV 24701 Phone: 304-324-0222 HYPERLINK “http:// ” ~ Email:

GRANTS The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. has approved 55 applications for Grant Awards totaling more than $333,276.

The awards are broken down into the following Areas of Interest:

5- Education

$15,850.00 $17,000.00 $149,970.26 $150,455.97

2- Health

30 – Human Services 18 – Arts & Humanities

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