The Hardy County Community Foundation is pleased to announce nineteen grants totaling $20,545 to support local organizations and programs.
These grants represent distributions from five endowment funds held by the Community Foundation.
The Hardy County Community Impact Fund is an unrestricted grantmaking fund and provides the community foundation with the greatest flexibility to respond to the community’s current and evolving needs and opportunities. Grants from this fund include:
- Baker Ruritan Club – $1,000 for relocating the club’s BBQ pit
- Big Blue Wardensville – $1,000 for transporting youth to and from the community center
- Children’s Home Society – $1,000 to help foster families purchase necessary safety items
- EACHS Head Start – $1,500 for science-based educational materials to provide more hands-on learning opportunities, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education materials
- Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley – $1,000 to reduce registration fees for their 10-week program
- Hardy County Health and Wellness Center – $2,000 to purchase equipment to start a youth volleyball league, and to offer free swim lessons for babies and youth
- Lost River Projects – $1,000 for a summer live concert series, Music in the Park
- Moorefield Intermediate School – $1,000 for their Leadership Clubs
- Town of Wardensville – $1,000 for or building improvements for the War Memorial Building
- Town of Wardensville – $1,000 for the installation of park benches in honor of the J. Allen Hawkins Park “founding moms”
- Wardensville Lions Club – $1,000 for their Story Time early literacy program
The Deanna Wilson & J Cavanagh STEM Fund supports programs geared towards advancing interest and learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math among youth. This fund awarded a $1,000 grant to Moorefield High School to support the school’s Robotics Team, and a $1,000 grant to WVU Extension Service to purchase supplies and materials for STEM classes at 4-H Camp and at-home kits for family engagement.
The France Frye & June Orndorff Fund provides support for public parks located in Wardensville, WV. A $730 grant from this fund was awarded to the Town of Wardensville for general support for J. Allen Hawkins Town Park.
The Hardy County Heritage Fund is a donor-advised fund, which allows donors broad flexibility in recommending grants to varying charitable organizations and causes. The fund’s advisors recommended a $5,000 grant to The River House in Capon Bridge for their Color our World Summer Camp Program.
A new fund, the John R. and Agnes J. Mathias Fund, supports arts, culture, and music programs in Hardy County, and awarded its first grant this spring to the Lost River Educational Foundation. They received $315 to host free Make & Take community workshops.
According to Amy Pancake, the Foundation’s director, funding requests continue to increase.
“We received many exceptional applications, including requests from two new organizations,” she said. “We are so pleased and thankful to be able to support a diversity of organizations that are doing such impactful work in our community. Our grants connect our donors and nonprofits around a common desire to build a stronger community and we’ve certainly seen that happen with this grant cycle,” she added.
The Hardy County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, is a charitable organization committed to providing people who care about the future of our area with unique and effective ways of supporting their community now, and for generations to come. Community foundations number more than 800 across America with 25 in West Virginia and focus entirely on working with local individuals to build local assets to meet local needs.
To learn more about the Community Foundation including information about starting your own fund or contributing to an existing fund, visit our giving page or contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-538-3431.