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Foundation awards nearly $40,000 in COVID-19 disaster relief grants

The Community Foundation serving western Virginia on July 1 announced it has awarded $37,880 in COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grants to nonprofit organizations in the Martinsville/Henry County area.

Qualified nonprofit organizations that are located in and serve the Roanoke Valley, and have been in existence for at least 36 months, were eligible to apply using the foundation’s online grant application.

“With the wonderful generosity of an anonymous Donor-Advised Fund Holder, the foundation was able to open a grant application for disaster relief grants to nonprofits in the Martinsville/Henry County area,” said Michelle Eberly, the Community Foundation’s Director of Grants and Donor Engagement,   “These grants will provide much needed relief to organizations adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Agencies/organizations awarded grants are:

Community Dream Center, $2,880 to provide much needed aid to those requiring shelter services.

Disaster Relief Food Ministry, $5,000 to purchase food and supplies for distribution.

Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County, $5,000 to assist its clients with emergency needs.

MARC Workshop, $3,000 to support its operations to meet the growing needs of the community.

Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA, $5,000 to continue its childcare programs during this time.

Piedmont Arts Association, $3,000 to support its operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pregnancy Care Center of MHC, $3,000 to help sustain its operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Spencer-Penn School, $3,000 to pay for staff and supplies so that it can continue its programming.

Stepping Stone Mission of Franklin County, $5,000 to support its operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Community Fellowship, $3,000 to help purchase school supplies for students.

With nearly 350 endowed funds, $80 million in outright assets, and $130 million in future estate commitments, the foundation continues to work to connect philanthropic resources with important community needs.

To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.cfwesternva.org or call (540) 985-0204.

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