Members of the LKACF Advisory Committee gather with the Fall 2019 grant recipients. Pictured (L-R) Jean Simers – LKACF, Jeannie Bennett – Calhoun County Schools, Amanda Morris – Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Kayla Cooper – Harmony Mental Health, Martha Haymaker – LKACF, Sandra Beall and George Rose – Normantown Historical Society, Jackie Blankenship – Harmony Mental Health, and Ron Blankenship – LKACF
The Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation (LKACF) recently announced its fall grants. A reception was held at Calhoun Banks in Grantsville on November 12 to announce the grants and present the awards to the recipients.
⦁ Calhoun County Schools - $1,250 from the Little Kanawha Area Grantmaking Fund for suicide prevention programs.
⦁ Harmony Mental Health - $1,250 from the Little Kanawha Area Grantmaking Fund to help renovate the organization’s new facility in Elizabeth, where they provide counseling services to area residents, including trauma-informed care to children and youth.
⦁ Normantown Historical Community Center - $500 from the Gilmer County Grantmaking Fund to help replace a roof on their facility.
⦁ Pleasant Hill Elementary School - $500 from the Edna Yoak Robinson Fund for Education to bring the West Virginia Farm Bureau's Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab to the school in January, where students will explore the importance of agriculture in everyday life, conduct experiments, and learn about nutrition and health lifestyles.
The LKACF is a regional affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF). Through the Foundation’s bi-annual Community Action Grants Program, area nonprofits seek grant assistance to address community needs.
To be considered for a Community Action Grant, an applicant must be a private, nonprofit organization, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a public institution. Either the applicant or program to be funded by the LKACF must be located in the affiliate’s three-county geographic service area (Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt counties). Submitted applications are considered for support from charitable funds managed by the Foundation that are designed to support a wide variety of projects and causes throughout the region.
“We appreciate the generosity of Martha Haymaker and Calhoun Banks for hosting us for our grant reception,” said Marian Clowes, PACF Associate Director for Community Leadership. "We are pleased to be able to support these great organizations as they work to help improve the lives of youth, seniors, and families in our region."
About the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation:
Celebrating 19 years of serving the community, the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation (LKACF) works with charitable individuals to make a positive and permanent commitment for the future of Calhoun, Gilmer, and Wirt counties, West Virginia. LKACF is an affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF). The PACF is a single 501(c)(3) public charity that manages a philanthropic endowment of more than 360 funds amounting to more than $43 million in assets, each representing a unique giving partnership with an individual, a family, or a business, civic or nonprofit organization. The PACF works in partnership with local level organizations (affiliates) to provide leadership and develop philanthropic resources to meet the needs of our 11-county service district. Since 2000, the Little Kanawha Area Community Foundation has helped local citizens support the causes that are most important to them and touch every aspect of life in our communities in a wide variety of significant and lasting ways. For more information about the PACF and its affiliate, LKACF, or to learn more about creating your own charitable fund, visit www.pacfwv.com or call 304-428-4438.