Published On: Fri, Jan 24th, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation grants available

The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) is pleased to announce that it has three grants available that community members may apply for this year:

  • The first grant is a distribution from the Greenbrier Valley Women’s Fund. Proposals for amounts up to $1,000 may be submitted by any nonprofit organization that works in the region to empower women. The proposal should be a maximum of two paragraphs. The first should explain how the money would be used to assist women, and the second should provide background information about the organization requesting the funds. These requests for funding may be emailed, delivered to the GVCF office or sent via US mail at the addresses listed below, but must be received by Feb. 17.
  • The second grant is the Community Fund Mini-Grant. It was established to increase funding for enrichment programs in area public schools. It provides up to $250 for projects to be completed in the upcoming school year. It may be used to purchase supplies, pay honoraria for guest speakers, and assist with the cost of travel and admission for student field trips as well as other educational purposes. Teachers as well as any individual who would like to present an enrichment program in one of the public schools in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas counties may apply. If the individual is not a public school teacher, he/she must obtain the permission of a teacher to present the program in that teacher’s class. Each individual may submit two applications for up to $250. Applications for this grant are available by request or at the community foundation’s website www.gvfoundation.org. This grant is due June 9.
  • The third grant is the Mary B. Nickell Grant for Arts Education. It provides funding for arts programs in the public schools. It also may be used to purchase supplies, pay honoraria for guest speakers, and assist with the cost of travel and admission for student field trips as well as other purposes that further arts education. Teachers as well as any individual who would like to present an art enrichment program in one of the public schools in Greenbrier County may apply. If the individual is not a public school teacher, he/she must obtain the permission of a teacher to present the program in that teacher’s class. Each individual may submit two applications for up to $4,000. Applications for this grant are available by request or at the community foundation’s website www.gvfoundation.org. This grant is due June 9.

The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation was incorporated in 1999. It is a collection of funds, each with a separate agreement, donors and philanthropic purpose. In 2013, Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation distributed over $210,000 to area nonprofit organizations and through scholarships for higher education. Since it was founded, Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation has distributed over $1.8 million to the community. The GVCF office is located at 109 S. Jefferson Street, Lewisburg. For more information, contact Courtney Smith, Executive Director, at 304-645-5620, info@gvfoundation.org, or P.O. Box 1682, Lewisburg, WV 24901.