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CFNRV gifts $44K to county nonprofits

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Some of the many area youth that benefit from services provided by Pulaski Community Youth Center have their picture made with the center’s $4,000 grant check from Community Foundation.

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

A dozen Pulaski County organizations received a total of $44,000 in grant funding from Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) this year as part of its annual Responsive Grant Program.

The funds were among nearly $185,000 distributed to 56 NRV nonprofits during the fall. Many of the recipient agencies, though not based in Pulaski County, serve the community nonetheless.

“Each year, we are able to give more money out to local nonprofit organizations who are making a positive impact in our community. Unfortunately, we always run out of money and can’t fund every worthy organization that applies,” said Eric Chapman, Foundation board member and chair of its Distribution Committee.

“As the Foundation grows, and more funds are started, we will continue to see the number of grants increasing. The great thing about CFNRV is that even a small fund will give out a little money each year, and while we wish we could fund them all 100%, having the ability to give more than $184,000 because of the generosity of so many people in our community, is something that we are proud of,” Chapman added.

CFNRV manages over $14.3 million in assets in 200 endowed funds created by NRV individuals, families, and businesses to award grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students.

This year’s grant funds will be used for operational support. In past years they also were available for program support, but the Foundation decided to limit support to operations this year since it has been problematic for agencies to start or continue many programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants of up to $4,000 were available. Most of the Pulaski County agencies awarded funding received the maximum amount. County agencies receiving grants, and the endowed funds from which they were funded are:

  • Adaire Theatre: $4,000 from Mary E. Sanders Family Fund, Matthew Allen Special Memorial Fund, Art Alliance, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Beans and Rice, Inc: $4,000 from Ann and HW Huff Family Fund, and Virgil Speaks Fund.
  • Calfee Community and Cultural Center: $4,000 from Warren Lloyd Holtzman Merit Grant Fund, Stuart Grassroots Leadership Fund, Piscura Family Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Emergency Needs Task Force of Pulaski County: $4,000 from Ann and HW Huff Family Fund.
  • Fine Arts Center for the NRV: $500 from Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.
  • Free Clinic of Pulaski County: $4,000 from Ann and HW Huff Family Fund.
  • New River Valley Agency on Aging: $4,000 from the Ann and HW Huff Family Fund, and Silver Care.
  • New River Valley Agency on Aging – ESL Project: $100 from public contributions.
  • New River Valley Senior Services: $4,000 from the Worthington-Dolloff Cancer Treatment Fund.
  • Pulaski Community Youth Center: $4,000 from Ann and HW Huff Family Fund.
  • Pulaski Daily Bread: $3,000 from the Ann and HW Huff Family Fund, and the Hurst Family Fund.
  • Wilderness Road Regional Museum: $4,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • YMCA of Pulaski County: $4,000 from the Ann and HW Huff Family Fund.

Grants awarded outside Pulaski County were presented to:

  • Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry (NRCA): $1,800 from Jane Brugh Layman Endowment, Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.
  • Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation: $1,000 from the Arts Alliance Fund.
  • Bland Ministry Center: $3,500 from NRV Realtors Association Community Engagement Fund, and Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • Blue Mountain School: $2,000 from Luba Fabrycky Memorial Fund, Jackson S. Copenhaver Fund, and Margaret and Samuel Tollison Family Fund.
  • Brain Injury Services of SWVA: $3,500 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund, and Hazelton Family Fund.
  • Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music: $804 from Blue Roads Educational Fund.
  • CHIP of the NRV (NRCA): $2,000 from Giles Fund, Jacobs Family Fund, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • Children’s Trust – NRV Children’s Advocacy Center: $2,148 from the David and Lillian Francis Charitable Fund, and Loving Care Fund.
  • College Mentors for Kids: $3,120 from Piscura Family Fund, Gerus-Blieszner, Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.
  • Emergency Assistance Program (NRCA): $2,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund, and Piscura Family Fund.
  • Family Resource Center: $2,000 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • Floyd Center for the Arts: $2,000 from Rosina and Dean Carter Fund for the Visual Arts, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • Floyd County Historical Society: $1,000 from Floyd Fund.
  • Floyd County Humane Society: $1,000 from Floyd Fund.
  • Giles Animal Rescue: $1,000 from Giles Fund.
  • Giles County Christian Service Mission: $4,000 from Giles Fund.
  • Giles Health and Family Center: $2,000 from Giles Fund.
  • Giles County Shelter: $4,000 from Giles Fund.
  • Goodwill Industries of the Valleys: $100 from public contributions.
  • Habitat for Humanity of the NRV: $2,100 from Giles Fund, and public contributions.
  • Healthy Floyd: $1,000 from Floyd Fund.
  • Help Overcoming Poverty’s Existence (HOPE): $3,000 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • InStill Mindfulness: $1,000 from Floyd Fund.
  • Justice & Peace Committee, Holy Family Catholic Church: $2,000 from Loving Care Fund, and Giles Fund.
  • Lead Mines Rescue Squad: $4,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Health Care Fund, and Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • Literacy Volunteers of the NRV: $4,000 from Loving Care Fund, Shuler Family Reading Fund, Hazelton Family Fund, 4-17 Fund, and Mary Risacher Fund.
  • Live Work Eat Grow Inc.: $2,000 from Bea Kalka Endowment, and Mary Risacher Fund.
  • Lyric Council Inc. $3,000 from Arts Alliance Fund, MANISTAL, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • McHarg Elementary School: $1,000 from Nicholson Family Fund.
  • Montgomery County Christmas Store: $4,000 from Janice Woodard Endowment, Talbot Family Fund, and Loving Care Fund.
  • Montgomery Museum of Art and History: $2,000 from Arts Alliance, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • Mountain Community Action Program: $2,000 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • Mountain View Humane: $2,000 from Paws and Claws Fund, MANISTAL, Community Services Fund, Joann and JB Sutphin Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Mullins Trailer Park Ministry: $4,000 from Giles Fund.
  • New River Family Shelter: $2,000 from Diana, Princess of Wales Fund, Nelle Oakey Ryan Gardner Fund, and Miller Family Fund.
  • New River Valley HOME: $100 from public contributions.
  • NRV CARES: $4,000 from Children’s Shelter Home Fund, and Parenting Skills Fund.
  • NRV Disability Resource Center: $4,000 from Giles Fund and Cottingham-Stuart.
  • NRV Glean Team: $4,000 from Jim and Sue McAlister Family Fund, Carolyn and Donald Rude Family Fund, Susan Garrison Memorial Fund, Wellness Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • One-on-One Literacy Program of Wythe and Grayson Counties: $2,000 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund.
  • Plenty!: $4,000 from Floyd Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Radford Heritage Foundation (Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery): $150 from public contributions.
  • Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: $550 from Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.
  • Rx Partnership: $4,000 from Home-Hunger-Health Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Health Care Fund.
  • Springhouse Community School: $2,000 from Young Women’s Life Experiences Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Michael Lutheran Church – Micah’s Backpack: $4,000 from Children’s Shelter Home Fund, and Loving Care Fund.
  • SustainFloyd: $2,000 from Floyd Fund, and Litschert Family Fund.
  • The June Bug Center: $4,000 from JJ Fund, Kathy and Bill Sanders Fund, Youth Awareness Fund, Ghia Borg Memorial, Piscura Family Fund, and Highlands Fund.
  • To Our House (NRCA): $2,000 from Piscura Family Fund, Giles Fund, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • Valley Interfaith Childcare Center: $4,000 from Luba Fabrycky Memorial Fund.
  • Virginia CARES (NRCA): $2,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom: $4,000 from Piscura Family Fund, Giles Fund, and Litschert Family Fund.
  • Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc.: $2,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Vittles for Vets: $300 from Giles Fund.
  • Warm Hearth Foundation: $2,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.
  • Women’s Resource Center of NRV: $4,000 from Hawk’s Ridge Fund, David and Lillian Francis Charitable Fund, Piscura Family Fund, and Giles Fund.
  • Wonder Universe: $2,000 from Giles Fund, Litchert Family Fund, and Hurst Family Fund.
  • Wytheville Training School Cultural School: $4,000 from Wythe County United Legacy Fund, Hulannie Jenkins and Kimberlyn Atherton-Jenkins Family Fund, and Community Service Fund.
  • YMCA at Virginia Tech: $2,000 from Cottingham Stuart Fund.

The Foundation received over 100 applications for grant funding. Staff and volunteers vetted the applications and made grant awards. CFNRV also opened grants to the public through a grant catalog, allowing public contributions from individuals.

The 2022 Responsive Grant Program opens online in June, with a deadline of July. Anyone interested in starting an endowed fund to support charitable work in the New River Valley should contact CFNRV at 540-381-8999 or email jessicawirgau@cfnrv.org.

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