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Healthy Communities Initiatives

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ABLE Families

ABLE Families will purchase food and supplies and provide activities for its summer camp for children ages 5 through 14. The camp will be offered weekly for six weeks to children from the Kermit PK8 school in Mingo County, WV.

Grant Awarded: $2,411.82
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

ABLE Families website


Appalachia Reach Out

Appalachia Reach Out will use funds to support monthly food pantry costs and provide additional healthy options. The organization will also work with Family Resource and Youth Services Centers to stock summer food pantries at five Martin County, KY, elementary schools.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Appalachia Reach Out website


ARH Tug Valley Health Services, Inc.

ARH Tug Valley Health Services will initiate monthly diabetes support groups serving Floyd, Johnson, Pike, and Martin counties in Kentucky. Sessions will provide diabetic supplies, medically tailored food boxes, and healthy cooking education.

Grant Awarded: $19,604.20
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

ARH Tug Valley Health Services website


Arts in Action

Arts in Action will purchase classroom and performance supplies for its dance and visual arts programs, which provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience and learn about the arts. The organization also will purchase a new laptop and software for its volunteer receptionist.

Grant Awarded: $9,675
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Arts in Action website


BackpackBuddy.org

BackpackBuddy.org will expand its summer delivery program that provides food and personal care items for students in Kanawha and Boone counties in West Virginia, and Martin County in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $17,340
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Backpack Buddy website


Big Laurel Learning Center

Big Laurel Learning Center will implement the “Resilient Minds, Active Bodies Program” in partnership with the Kermit PK8 school in Mingo County, WV. Funding will support a cook, guest instructors, staff training, and food for the summer camp.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Big Laurel Learning Center website


Big Sandy College Educational Foundation

The Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Integrated Program, in collaboration with the Big Sandy College Educational Foundation, will partner with two skilled nursing facilities in Floyd and Johnson counties in Kentucky to provide senior residents with on-site preventive dental care, oral cancer screenings, and oral hygiene instruction.

Grant Awarded: $11,949
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Big Sandy College Educational Foundation website


Big Sandy Health Care

Big Sandy Health Care will provide patients enrolled in its Chronic Disease Management Program with educational assistance, a monthly food voucher, and container garden instruction and supplies.

Grant Awarded: $31,876
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Big Sandy Health Care website


Boone County Health Department

The Boone County Quick Response Team, in collaboration with the Boone County Health Department, will purchase food, clothing, hygiene, household, and safe sleep items for its clients. Funding will also be used for shelving, storage bins, and racks to store items at the health department.

Grant Awarded: $19,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Boone County Health Department website


Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter will provide essential supplies, such as bedding, mattresses, kitchen, and bathroom necessities, to individuals in Branches’ Housing Advocacy Program.

Grant Awarded: $4,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter website


Cabwaylingo Appalachian Mission

Cabwaylingo Appalachian Mission will purchase food for its food pantry and provide for freight costs associated with procuring large food orders.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey

Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey will purchase new jerseys, protective equipment, additional sleds and home exercise equipment for players for the 2023-2024 season and the off-season.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Charleston Sled Hockey website


Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will purchase food items for Cabell County’s Family Support Center at the Nancy Tonkin Children’s Resource Center.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Children’s Home Society of WV website


Children’s Therapy Clinic

Children’s Therapy Clinic will support a contract therapist to conduct social skills group visits for children on the autism spectrum or who have delayed social skills.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Children’s Therapy Clinic website


Christian Associates/Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry

Christian Associates will contract with an accountant to aid in the setup of QuickBooks accounting software and train staff and board members on how to maintain records, create a website, and purchase food for the food pantry.

Grant Awarded: $9,020
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Christian Associates/Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry website


City of Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation

The City of Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation will support a touring production of a suicide prevention stage show in local schools, community centers, and clinics, and an arts therapy workshop for domestic violence survivors and their families during a summer festival.

Grant Awarded: $15,196
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

City of Pikeville Exposition Center Corporation website


Coalfield Health Center

Wild Wonderful Healthy Logan County, in collaboration with Coalfield Health Center, will purchase healthy snacks for its youth camp and host a pediatric fitness program.

Grant Awarded: $5,300
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Coalfield Health Center website


Community Mission Outreach

Community Mission Outreach will continue operating its monthly food box home-delivery program for seniors and other individuals with mobility or transportation barriers. Funds will be used for supplemental food items, program and outreach supplies, and contractual delivery costs.

Grant Awarded: $7,998.20
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Community Mission Outreach website


Compass Point Housing

Compass Point Housing will purchase “Welcome Home Kits” for clients who reside in its recovery homes in Lawrence and Scioto counties. The kits will include new bedding, a pillow, towels, a clothing hamper, and basic hygiene products. Funding also will be used to purchase new mattresses for the recovery homes.

Grant Awarded: $14,604.06
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Compass Point Housing website


CONTACT Huntington

CONTACT will send staff members to the virtual International Human Trafficking Conference, the National Children’s Advocacy Center International Symposium on Child Abuse, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy training.

Grant Awarded: $10,312.50
Focus Area: Capacity Building

CONTACT Huntington website


Cornerstone Family Interventions

Cornerstone Family Interventions will purchase diapers and formula to distribute to families participating in its child advocacy or home visiting services. It also will purchase food for group connection events and in-home family education supplies, therapy resources, and prevention outreach and training materials.

Grant Awarded: $9,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Cornerstone Family Interventions website


Crittenton Foundation

Crittenton Foundation will purchase new laptops for clinical staff at the Wellspring Family Services Huntington office to provide telehealth services.

Grant Awarded: $8,800
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Crittenton Foundation website


Faith Health Appalachia

Faith Health Appalachia will facilitate individualized assessments and group workshops for staff and board members to build upon the organization’s recently completed strategic plan and focus on principles of functional leadership and team building.

Grant Awarded: $7,237
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Faith Health Appalachia website


Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley

Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley will establish a new intake assessment volunteer team. Funding will be used to support tablets for use in intake assessments, volunteer travel, and recruitment and appreciation events for volunteers.

Grant Awarded: $7,600
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Faith in Action website


Field of Hope Community Campus

Field of Hope will pilot its Youth Resiliency Program, providing at-risk students in Gallia County, OH, with prevention-focused services during after-school hours and on Saturdays during the school year.

Grant Awarded: $29,360
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Field of Hope Community Campus website


Floyd County Senior Citizens

Floyd County Senior Citizens will purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) and a choking rescue device for each of its six senior centers. Staff will be trained on equipment maintenance and use in the event of a medical emergency..

Grant Awarded: $12,953.70
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Floyd County Senior Citizens website


Golden Girl Group Home

Golden Girl Group Home will purchase supplies for art therapy activities for residents and staff members. Funds will also be used for mileage, meals, and admission costs for monthly field trips to visit local art museums, galleries, and attractions.

Grant Awarded: $9,684
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Golden Girl Group Home website


Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc.

Goodwill’s mental health counseling team will engage in personal wellness activities to cope with symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, as well as professional development to enhance client services.

Grant Awarded: $11,941.85
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Goodwill Industries website


Grace Fellowship/Grace Community Kitchen

The Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen will purchase two stoves, two refrigerators, and food and supplies for its meal program.

Grant Awarded: $14,996
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Grace Fellowship website


Hand in Hand Ministries

Hand in Hand will purchase fresh produce, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to supplement food boxes distributed at the Auxier Center in Floyd County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hand in Hand website


Harvest for the Hungry

Harvest for the Hungry will purchase Boost nutritional shakes and grocery carts for its food pantry.

Grant Awarded: $3,850
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Harvest for the Hungry website


Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries

Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries will purchase food for weekend food bags for youth at South Charleston Middle School. Food-insecure students will receive a food bag each Friday during the school year..

Grant Awarded: $8,750
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries website


Helping Hands of Greenup County

Helping Hands of Greenup County, KY, will purchase food for distribution through regular monthly and holiday food boxes.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Helping Hands of Greenup County website


Hillcrest Bruce United Methodist Ministries

Hillcrest Bruce United Methodist Ministries will implement the Healthy Living Project to assist people in need of dentures.

Grant Awarded: $32,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hillcrest Bruce United Methodist Ministries website


Hocking Athens Perry Community Action

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action will support the Bringing Healthy Home program in Gallia County, OH, which serves food-insecure women and their families during pregnancy and up to four months postpartum.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action website


Hope’s Place

Hope’s Place will create a three- to five-year strategic plan for its organization. Funds will also be used to purchase gas gift cards for clients who have transportation barriers and need access to services.

Grant Awarded: $13,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Hope’s Place website


Huntington City Mission

The Huntington City Mission will purchase two washer/dryer sets for use by shelter clients to launder personal belongings and for staff to launder shelter linens.

Grant Awarded: $4,796
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Huntington City Mission website


Huntington Museum of Art, Inc.

Through its ArtWorks! program, Huntington Museum of Art will partner with Cabell County Juvenile Drug Court to engage at-risk teens in the creation of a work of public art to be installed in the Huntington area.

Grant Awarded: $9,760
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Huntington Museum of Art website


Impact Prevention

Impact Prevention will assist youth-led teams in Lawrence and Scioto County middle and high schools in prevention efforts focused on topics like mental health, suicide prevention, and alcohol and substance misuse. .

Grant Awarded: $14,501
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Impact Prevention website


Inspiring Dreams Network

Inspiring Dreams Network will continue the development of an online youth resource portal for at-risk youth, adults, families, and the community organizations that serve them. Funding will be used for a project coordinator, a web designer, and a VISTA to build the capacity and advance the organization’s mission.

Grant Awarded: $14,590
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Inspiring Dreams Network website


Jeremiah Tree Foundation

Jeremiah Tree Foundation will purchase a laptop, printer, monitors, and QuickBooks for its organization. Funds also will support the volunteer training program and event supplies, speakers, and T-shirts.

Grant Awarded: $4,635
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Jeremiah Tree Foundation website


Judi’s Place for Kids

Judi’s Place for Kids will improve its methods of sharing, storing, and retrieving client data in order to improve client services and collaboration with partner agencies.

Grant Awarded: $9,700
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Judi’s Place for Kids website


Kanawha County Dental Health Council

Kanawha County Dental Health Council will purchase cordless prophy handpieces for the organization’s school-based clinics. Hygienists will use the handpieces to treat children with special health care needs who may not be able to sit comfortably in the clinics’ treatment chairs.

Grant Awarded: $7,393.96
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha County Dental Health Council Facebook page


Kanawha Valley Collective

The Kanawha Valley Collective will hire a bookkeeper to handle day-to-day financial operations for one year. Funds also will be used to purchase appliances, cleaning and kitchen supplies, and self-stable food for the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center’s Emergency Shelter.

Grant Awarded: $28,263.37
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Collective website


Kanawha Valley Home

The Kanawha Valley Home will host will purchase two washers and two dryers for its recovery home.

Grant Awarded: $5,037.95
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Home website


Keep Your Faith Corporation, Inc.

Keep Your Faith Corporation will develop a comprehensive marketing strategy, including the development of a new website, to grow its brand awareness and fundraising efforts.

Grant Awarded: $19,875
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Keep Your Faith Corporation website


Lawrence County Health Department

Lawrence County Health Department will conduct assessment, planning, and evaluation to explore strategies for implementing a comprehensive program to address and prevent obesity among adults in Lawrence County, OH.

Grant Awarded: $31,908
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Lawrence County Health Department website


Lawrence County Health Department

Lawrence County Health Department in Louisa, KY, will purchase portable dental equipment and consumable dental supplies for its Smile Savers program, which provides oral health services to students within the county. Funding will also be used to purchase gas cards for residents traveling to cancer treatment appointments outside Lawrence County.

Grant Awarded: $10,407
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Lawrence County Health Department website


Lewis County Family Resource Network

The Lewis County Family Resource Network will collaborate with Try This West Virginia to retain an AmeriCorps member to staff the Southern West Virginia Regional Network, which covers Cabell, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Try This WV website


Lincoln County Community Outreach Program

The Lincoln County Community Outreach Program’s peer recovery support specialist outreach team will support individuals in Lincoln County experiencing homelessness with blessing bags and host the Reach for Recovery event. Funding will also support board and organizational capacity building, and various community trainings.

Grant Awarded: $14,400
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Lincoln County Community Outreach Program facebook page


Manna Meal

Manna Meal will purchase food for its evening food truck program at Roark-Sullivan men’s shelter.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Manna Meal website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Research Corporation will collaborate with the Marshall University Department of Dietetics to operate a nutrition education series for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder. .

Grant Awarded: $39,871.95
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Research Corporation will collaborate with the Marshall University Department of Social work to implement the TIME4K program in elementary schools and community-based agencies serving children impacted by substance use disorder in Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Research Corporation will collaborate with the Marshall University Community Oral Health Team (COHT) to provide oral health care and education programs for senior citizens at senior centers in Boone, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne counties in West Virginia. The project will culminate in the development of a white paper that will be used to educate policymakers, funders, and other key stakeholders about the need for improved oral health care programs and insurance benefits for senior citizens.

Grant Awarded: $28,412
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Research Corporation will collaborate with the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery and its Prevention Empowerment Partnership to support two substance use prevention leadership programs for high school and college-age youth in Cabell and Wayne counties in West Virginia.

Grant Awarded: $37,844
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Mason County Family Resource

The Family Resource Network of Mason County will purchase nonperishable food and hygiene items for its blessing boxes in Mason County, WV. It also will partner with Mason County Schools to distribute hygiene kits to students in need and provide baby supplies such as diapers, wipes, formula, food, and clothing to a local church baby pantry

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mason County Family Resource website


McDowell County Commission on Aging

McDowell County Commission on Aging (MCCA), in collaboration with WV Division of Tobacco Prevention, will expand its Spit It Out WV project to Mingo County, WV, which provides educational workshops about smokeless tobacco and its impact on the body with the goal of helping smokeless tobacco users quit. MCCA will also launch Through With Chew, a national campaign to educate people about the dangers of smokeless tobacco

Grant Awarded: $33,846
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

McDowell County Commission on Aging website


Midian Leadership Project

Midian Leadership Project will provide nutritious meals and snacks to children at its extended-hours after-school program at Midian Safe Haven in Charleston, WV. A health and fitness VISTA will work to expand the feeding program, oversee the organization’s kitchen and fitness facilities, and implement nutrition and physical fitness education for youth. Midian will also engage in facilitated board development, strategic planning, and fundraising strategy development.

Grant Awarded: $22,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Midian Leadership Project website


Mountain Laurel Integrated Healthcare

Mountain Laurel Integrated Healthcare will purchase sensory and therapeutic supplies to enhance children and adolescent behavioral health services at its two outpatient clinics.

Grant Awarded: $8,074
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mountain Laurel Integrated Healthcare website


Partners in Health Network

Partners in Health Network will continue the CATCH My Breath (CMB) evidence-based vaping prevention program across Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties in West Virginia to reach at least 2,400 middle- and high-school students at 16 schools.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Partners in Health website


Pike County Health Department

Pike County Health Department (PCHD) will establish its Appalachian Youth (APPY) Smiles Dental Clinic, a new pediatric public health dental clinic that will be operated in collaboration with PCHD’s Bright Smiles Program, University of Pikeville’s School of Dentistry, and Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Dental Assisting Program. The APPY Smiles Dental Clinic will meet the needs of uninsured, underinsured, and Medicaid-insured children in Pike County

Grant Awarded: $37,646
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Pike County Health Department website


Pikeville Area Family YMCA

Pikeville Area Family YMCA will purchase food to expand its outreach summer and school-year meal programs to additional at-risk youth in Pike County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Pikeville Area Family YMCA website


RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies

RLB Ministries will purchase food for its weekend backpack program, which serves students in Lawrence County, OH.

Grant Awarded: $20,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Backpack Buddies website


Ramey Estep Homes

Ramey Estep Homes therapists will staff Camp Courage, a summer mental wellness camp for Boyd County, KY, elementary, middle, and high school students.

Grant Awarded: $17,380
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Ramey Estep website


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Rea of Hope will support dental care costs for its residents who have successfully completed the first 90 days of the program.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Rea of Hope website


Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia

Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia will purchase a laptop for its new community engagement specialist, install a new security camera system at the drop-in center and replace nonfunctioning cameras at its residential facilities, and purchase household items for residential program graduates transitioning to more permanent housing.

Grant Awarded: $12,828
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Recovery Group of Southern WV website


Recovery Point West Virginia

The Cabell County Recovery Coalition, in collaboration with Recovery Point West Virginia, will develop a three-year strategic plan. Funds also will be used for hospitality costs for coalition meetings.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Recovery Point West Virginia website


Regional Family Resource Network

The Regional Family Resource Network will partner with the West Virginia State University’s Healthy Grandfamilies Program and The Booker T. Washington Community Center to provide quarterly picnic meals and activities for grandfamilies in London, WV.

Grant Awarded: $8,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Regional Family Resource Network website


Religious Coalition for Community Renewal

The Religious Coalition for Community Renewal will implement three projects at its Smith Street Station Apartments in Charleston, WV. The organization will purchase laptops and a charging cart to create a mobile computer lab for residents; upgrade its security system to address blind spots and broken cameras; and establish a community garden for residents.

Grant Awarded: $9,280.16
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal website


Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV

Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) of Huntington’s executive director, family services manager, director of development, and grants and media coordinator will attend the global Ronald McDonald House Charities conference.

Grant Awarded: $9,155.56
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Ronald McDonald House website


Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will contract an outreach organizer to oversee and organize volunteers, as well as the Naloxone distribution, care bag, and weekly meal programs. Funds also will be used to purchase an iPad for data collection purposes.

Grant Awarded: $15,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church website


Salvation Army of Huntington, WV

The Salvation Army of Huntington will purchase food to distribute at its food pantry in Hamlin, WV

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Salvation Army of Huntington, WV website


Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee

The Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee will supplement its weekend hot meal program for its Ashland, KY, shelter residents by purchasing additional food items including fresh produce, meats, and dairy products.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee website


Scioto Christian Ministry

Scioto Christian Ministry in Portsmouth, OH, will purchase food and kitchen supplies such as roasters, pots and pans, crockpots, and paper products that will be shared between its two shelters.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Scioto Christian Ministry website


Shelter of Hope

Shelter of Hope will expand and improve its street outreach services for individuals experiencing homelessness in Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence counties in Kentucky by providing food, personal hygiene, and baby items.

Grant Awarded: $20,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Shelter of Hope website


Solutions Oriented Addiction Response (SOAR)

SOAR WV will sub-award funding to local recovery, public health, faith communities, nonprofits, and quick response teams in Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties in West Virginia; Lawrence County, Ohio; and Pike County, Kentucky to provide supplies for various harm-reduction community events, including Save the Life Day, throughout the year

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Solutions Oriented Addiction Response website


Soul Food

Soul Food will purchase food for its weekend meal backpack program serving students in Floyd County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Soul Food website


Square One GJM

Square One GJM will purchase food for 282 food bags that will be distributed to people in need in Gallia County, OH.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Square One GJM website


St. Vincent Mission

St. Vincent Mission (SVM) will purchase healthy food and hygiene products, and provide transportation for its food pantry. Additionally, SVM will collaborate with the Floyd County Long Term Recovery Group to host community mental health events and support groups throughout the county.

Grant Awarded: $21,400
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

St. Vincent Mission website


STAR Club

STAR Club in St. Albans, WV, will provide a monthly family food box, healthy after-school snacks, and workshops for children and their families who participate in the club’s after-school program.

Grant Awarded: $11,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

STAR Club website


Steven A Hunter Hope Fund

The Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund will purchase Power Packs and distribute them to students across Scioto County elementary schools during the 2023-2024 school year

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Steven A Hope Fund website


The Galaxy Project

The Galaxy Project will contract with Planet Youth to implement the Islandic Prevention Model, a renowned substance use prevention program, in Olive Hill, Carter County, KY

Grant Awarded: $28,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

The Galaxy Project website


The Healing House

The Healing House in Charleston, WV, will establish an on-site hygiene and personal necessities pantry; purchase household items for women transitioning to independent living from substance use disorder treatment, incarceration, or mental health inpatient facilities; and contract with Recovery Point’s Routes to Recovery program to provide client rides to and from appointments and group meetings.

Grant Awarded: $15,661.50
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

The Healing House website


The Highlawn Community Alliance

The Highlawn Community Alliance (THCA) will address barriers to healthy lifestyles for Highlawn area residents in Huntington, WV, by promoting pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and providing community fitness activities and safety education.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


The REACH Initiative

The REACH Initiative will provide a series of trauma trainings for criminal justice professionals in nine West Virginia counties. The organization will also provide reentry kits that include food, hygiene items, and community resource materials to justice-impacted individuals transitioning from incarceration into local communities.

Grant Awarded: $21,307
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

REACH website


Think Kids

Think Kids will conduct an assessment of the tobacco prevention and cessation programming and resources available in Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, and Mason counties in West Virginia

Grant Awarded: $26,750
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Think Kids website


Tri-State Family Connections

Tri-State Family Connections will contract with a program coordinator and a consultant to engage in facilitated board development and strategic planning

Grant Awarded: $10,017
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Tri-State Family Connections facebook page


Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services

Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services will purchase food and bags for the organization’s pantry and two new computer monitors for its office

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services website


Union Mission Ministries

Union Mission Ministries in Charleston, WV, will pilot its Sustainable Agriculture Healthy Eating Initiative for its Addiction Recovery Program residents

Grant Awarded: $10,075
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Union Mission Ministries website


University of Kentucky Research Foundation

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation will collaborate with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion to implement a comprehensive, community-based vaping prevention program in Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Pike counties in Kentucky

Grant Awarded: $29,954
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Univeristy of Kentucky Research Foundation website


University Physicians & Surgeons

University Physicians & Surgeons will collaborate with the Division of Addiction Science to analyze the genetic correlation of NR3C1 gene methylation with adverse childhood experiences, neonatal withdrawal symptoms, developmental delays, and family stability

Grant Awarded: $22,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

University Physicians & Surgeons website


Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation will expand its KRUSH mental health curriculum into additional schools in Cabell County, WV; Scioto County, OH; and Carter, Johnson, and Lawrence counties in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $6,250
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation website


Wayland Historical Society

The Wayland Historical Society in Floyd County, KY, will conduct 12 community meetings and three community projects that promote health and wellness within the community

Grant Awarded: $6,700
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Wayne County Community Services Organization

Wayne County Community Services Organization will contract with Collective Impact to assist in the development of a three-year strategic plan.

Grant Awarded: $4,100
Focus Area: Capacity Building

WCCSO website


Wayne United Methodist Church

Wayne United Methodist Church will purchase and install shelving, a refrigerator, and a freezer in its new food pantry building

Grant Awarded: $6,981.44
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Wayne United Methodist Church website


West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (WVCBP) will conduct an assessment of the impact of changes to federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility for “Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents” in Cabell and Mingo counties

Grant Awarded: $40,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy website


Whitney/Strong

Whitney/Strong will expand its Save A Life program to Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto counties in Ohio, and Boyd County in Kentucky. The program will offer free community training in suicide prevention and the STOP THE BLEED® program to reduce deaths

Grant Awarded: $29,130
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Whitney/Strong website


Widow’s Mite Food Pantry

Widow’s Mite Food Pantry in Williamson, WV, will purchase additional healthy food items, including meats and produce from local growers, to supplement monthly food boxes

Grant Awarded: $3,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Widow’s Mite Food Pantry facebook page


Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope in Portsmouth, OH, will implement the Kid’s Kuisine nutrition program and Pump Iron for Life weightlifting and strengthening classes for youth ages 12 to 18 at the 14th Street Community Center

Grant Awarded: $8,850
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Wings of Hope website


WVU Foundation

The West Virginia University Foundation will collaborate with the School of Nursing to expand Faith Community Nursing programs throughout Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties in West Virginia.

Grant Awarded: $24,600
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation website


WVU Foundation

The West Virginia University Foundation will collaborate with the School of Pharmacy to engage pharmacists in assisting patients to better manage hypertension through individualized health education and monitoring in Cabell, Kanawha, and Logan counties.

Grant Awarded: $14,640
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation website


WVU Foundation

The West Virginia University Foundation will collaborate with the Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program to administer programming that will address health and wellness needs of children with visual impairments in nine West Virginia counties.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation website


YWCA of Charleston West Virginia

YWCA of Charleston, West Virginia, will purchase food for daily meals and snacks served to individuals and families residing at its Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

YWCA of Charleston West Virginia website

14th Street Community Centers

The 14th Street Community Center will purchase new computers and software, and upgrade its security camera and video web conferencing equipment. Signage will also be purchased and installed at both the 14th and 17th Street community centers.

Grant Awarded: $7,761
Focus Area: Capacity Building

14th Street Community Center website


Adult Advocacy Centers

Adult Advocacy Centers will provide training and technical support to professionals in Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto counties in Ohio on the use of new screening and assessment tools for human trafficking victims with disabilities.

Grant Awarded: $34,531.25
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Adult Advocacy Centers website


ARH Tug Valley Health Services, Inc.

ARH Tug Valley Health Services, Inc. will initiate monthly diabetes support groups serving Floyd, Johnson, and Pike counties in Kentucky. Sessions will provide education and healthy cooking demonstrations, and each attendee will receive a medically indicated food box and recipe card to take home.

Grant Awarded: $11,449.20
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

ARH Tug Valley Health Services website


Aspire! Conservatory of Fine & Performing Arts, Inc.

Aspire! Conservatory will purchase laptops to enable staff members to prepare engaging presentations and materials, and to complete program documentation related to general instruction, adaptive arts classes, and music therapy programs.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Aspire! Conservatory website


BackpackBuddy.org

BackpackBuddy.org will purchase food and personal care items to support school-age children in Boone and Putnam counties during summer break. Each child will receive five boxes in total filled with food and personal care items that will be shipped bi-weekly directly to the child’s home.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Backpack Buddy website


Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter will provide essential supplies, such as bedding, mattresses, kitchen, and bathroom necessities to individuals and families participating in Branches’ Housing Advocacy Program.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter website


Cabwaylingo Appalachian Mission

Cabwaylingo Appalachian Mission will purchase food for its food pantry. Funding will also support freight costs associated with procuring large food orders.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Catholic Charities West Virginia

Catholic Charities West Virginia will provide salary and benefits for the recovery retention specialist and the community-based instructor employed at the Catholic Charities Community Center of Huntington adult education program.

Grant Awarded: $40,061
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Catholic Charities WV website


Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey

Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey will purchase ice time for its sled hockey season, along with jerseys and helmets for new and current players.

Grant Awarded: $3,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Charleston Sled Hockey website


Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will purchase food to distribute to clients at its Nancy Tonkin Children’s Resource Center, which serves foster families, kinship families, families receiving family strengthening services, and shelter youth.

Grant Awarded: $17,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Children’s Home Society of WV website


Christian Associates

Christian Associates will purchase food, socks, and underwear to distribute to clients of the Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Coalfield Health Center

Coalfield Health Center will support four projects of Wild, Wonderful and Healthy Logan County (WWHLC). WWHLC will host quarterly community health improvement meetings, distribute reusable water bottles to school-aged children to use at water bottle refilling stations in Logan County schools, purchase healthy snacks for Cora Summer League campers, and pilot the Community Water Consumption project at Chapmanville High School home football games.

Grant Awarded: $6,525
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Coalfield Health Center website


Cornerstone Family Interventions

Cornerstone Family Interventions will engage in capacity building activities to improve infrastructure and policies for its home visiting program. Funds will be used for a board retreat, staff trainings, and staff members’ travel to attend a home visiting national conference. Cornerstone will use remaining funds to complete minor repairs to staff offices in its new building in Boone County.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Cornerstone Family Interventions website


Dig In, Inc.

Dig In will complete initial steps to establish a new permaculture garden in Madison, West Virginia, known as a “perennial food forest.” Funds will be used to build out the initial infrastructure of the garden plot with fencing, a greenhouse, and a wood chip forest floor.

Grant Awarded: $4,143.62
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Dig In Facebook page


Faith Health Appalachia

Faith Health Appalachia will engage in training, outreach, and collaborative planning efforts aimed at developing the framework of a Faith Community Nursing pilot program in the Fairfield, Highlawn, and West End neighborhoods of Huntington.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Faith Health Appalachia Facebook page


Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc.

Faith in Action of the River Cities will upgrade its CareWorks software, purchase a laptop, docking station, carrying case, and software for staff and volunteer use, and obtain adaptive aid kits for care receivers.

Grant Awarded: $4,742.39
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Faith in Action website


FaithLife Ministries

FaithLife Ministries in Pikeville, Kentucky, will work with a consultant to develop the BattleLine Boxing Club program, which will provide weekly boxing lessons and equipment free of charge to at-risk youth. Funding also will be used for website development, security camera installation, and the purchase of an iPad for participant registration.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Floyd County Senior Citizens

Floyd County Senior Citizens will purchase and install monitored security systems at the organization’s Betsy Layne, McDowell, Mud Creek, and Wheelwright centers. In addition, the organization will purchase shelf-ready meals for distribution to meal program participants to be used during inclement weather.

Grant Awarded: $14,763.32
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Floyd County Senior Citizens Facebook page


God’s Appalachian Partnership

God’s Appalachian Partnership will establish a free regional dental clinic for uninsured eastern Kentucky residents and a weekly afterschool program to provide tutoring, social activities and nutritious meals for children residing in a low-income housing community.

Grant Awarded: $14,810.60
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

God’s Appalachian Partnership website


God’s Pantry Food Bank

God’s Pantry Food Bank will purchase produce to be distributed at mobile food pantry events in Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence, and Martin counties in Kentucky. The mobile pantries will be conducted in partnership with Facing Hunger Food Bank.

Grant Awarded: $20,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

God’s Pantry Food Bank website


Grace Fellowship

Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen will purchase food for its twice weekly meal program and hygiene and laundry kits to distribute to clients on a monthly basis.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Grace Fellowship website


Heaven’s Harvest Food Pantry

Heavens Harvest’s volunteer home visitors will distribute cribs and car seats to families in need, assist with setup and installation, and provide evidence-based safe sleep and car seat safety education. Funds also will be used to distribute diapers and wipes to families on a monthly basis and to stock the organization’s baby pantry for emergency requests.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Heaven’s Harvest Food Pantry website


Hillcrest Bruce United Methodist Ministries

Hillcrest Bruce United Methodist Ministries will implement the Healthy Living Project to assist people in need of dental work, dentures, hearing aids, vision tests, or glasses.

Grant Awarded: $29,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hillcrest Bruce Mission website


Huntington City Mission

The Huntington City Mission will purchase mattresses for use in its overnight shelter.

Grant Awarded: $14,900
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Huntington City Mission website


Huntington Museum of Art, Inc.

Through its Arts in Medicine program, the Huntington Museum of Art (HMA) will purchase therapeutic art activity totes for distribution to patients receiving chemotherapy treatment at three Huntington area medical centers. Through its ArtWorks! program, HMA will partner with Cabell County Juvenile Drug Court on a six-week program to engage at-risk teens in the creation of public art installations.

Grant Awarded: $18,080
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Huntington Museum of Art website


Impact Prevention

Impact Prevention will support program costs, including contractual accounting services and volunteer coordination, for Tri-State Family Connection’s court response team. Funds will also be used to purchase promotional materials and basic needs items for individuals going straight from court to substance use disorder treatment.

Grant Awarded: $45,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Tri-State Family Connection Facebook page


Inspiring Dreams Network

Inspiring Dreams Network will continue development of its online youth resource portal by contracting services for portal programming, design, and maintenance services. The program coordinator will oversee the continued development of the portal’s content, collect stakeholder input, and begin promoting its use with constituency groups.

Grant Awarded: $13,470
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Inspiring Dreams Network website


Kanawha County Dental Health Council, Inc.

The Kanawha County Dental Health Council will purchase laptops and software for use by school-based dental hygienists to complete clinic documentation, track data, provide referrals, communicate with parents and administrators, and deliver educational presentations to Kanawha County students.

Grant Awarded: $5,098.95
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Kanawha County Dental Health Council Facebook page


Kanawha Valley Collective

The Kanawha Valley Collective will complete a strategic planning process that includes facilitation of stakeholder meetings and a board retreat, as well as development of a three-year strategic plan with an accompanying implementation plan.

Grant Awarded: $14,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Kanawha Valley Collective website


Kanawha Valley Home, Inc.

The Kanawha Valley Home will host quarterly “Guys Night Out” events that will include sports activities, local events, and a picnic that includes residents, family members, recovery sponsors, staff, and alumni.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Home website


Kanawha Valley Senior Services

Kanawha Valley Senior Services will purchase gliders and recliners for its Alzheimer’s disease respite program. The furniture will be designed for use by people with mobility challenges and cognitive impairment.

Grant Awarded: $25,128.84
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Senior Services website


Keep Your Faith Corporation, Inc.

Keep Your Faith Corporation, Inc. (KYFC) will train behavioral health staff in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, purchase updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders manuals for clinical staff, provide nonprofit leadership coaching for KYFC staff members, and purchase iPads, a computer, and printer for use in its behavioral health center.

Grant Awarded: $22,355
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Keep Your Faith Corporation website


Larry Joe Harless Community Center

The Larry Joe Harless Community Center will implement a falls prevention initiative for people age 55 or older. A nutritionist will teach nutrition education classes to assist senior citizens in appropriately adapting their diet as they age and participants will receive a food bag containing lean meat and produce. Fitness instructors will lead a walking club that will share walking safety tips and an exercise class designed to help build muscle tone around damaged joints.

Grant Awarded: $9,906
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Larry Joe Harless Community Center website


Lawrence County Health Department

The Lawrence County Health Department will purchase and distribute gas cards to Lawrence County residents who are receiving cancer treatment. Program participants will use the cards for gas costs related to traveling to oncology and radiation appointments at locations outside of Lawrence County.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Lawrence County Health Department website


Lewis County Family Resource Network

The Lewis County Family Resource Network will provide support for at least nine Try This WV mini grants for projects in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. Funds also will be used for scholarships to attend the Try This WV annual statewide conference. An AmeriCorps representative will provide technical assistance to mini-grant projects, coordinate convening of teams, and develop an inventory of physical activity opportunities.

Grant Awarded: $35,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Try This WV website


Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Inc.

Lincoln County Primary Care Center, Inc., dba Southern West Virginia Health Systems, will contract with a developer to develop and enhance its website with additional health literacy content, extensive information about locations and providers, mapping, and resources to help patients better prepare for appointments.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Southern West Virginia Health Systems website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Research Corporation, in collaboration with the Prevention Empowerment Partnership at Marshall University’s Center of Excellence, will launch a substance use prevention training and internship program for youth that will include intensive training on the principles of evidence-based substance use prevention, leadership, peer-to-peer teaching, mentoring, entrepreneurship, basic community coalition prevention strategies, and other topics. The interns will then work directly with other youth in local schools and youth attending summer and after-school programming.

Grant Awarded: $41,775
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Martin County Senior Citizens Center

Martin County Senior Citizens Center will hire a new delivery driver who will deliver meals and nutrition education materials to seniors.

Grant Awarded: $20,375
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Martin County Senior Citizens Center Facebook page


McCorkle Community Outreach Center, Inc.

The McCorkle Community Outreach Center will purchase supplemental fresh fruit, vegetables, and proteins to distribute to its food pantry clients.

Grant Awarded: $3,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Midian Leadership Project

Midian Leadership Project will provide nutritious meals for children served at its extended-hours after-school program. Midian will partner with the Up2Us Sports Network to provide community training aimed at equipping sports-based programs to support youth mental health through trauma-informed practices. Funds will also support the development of an onsite resource library for Midian staff and volunteers’ ongoing professional development.

Grant Awarded: $17,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Midian Leadership Project website


Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center will fund staff certifications and renewals, evidence-based trainings, and children’s therapy and other supplemental supplies for its sites.

Grant Awarded: $16,905
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center website


Mountaineer Food Bank, Inc.

Mountaineer Food Bank will implement its Veterans Table food box program for food insecure veterans in Kanawha County. Veterans will receive a monthly food box that includes fresh produce, protein, and dairy items, as well as recipes for preparing meals with the food items.

Grant Awarded: $43,526.16
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mountaineer Food Bank website


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors, also known as The Neighborhood, in Ashland, Kentucky, will upgrade its security system with new security cameras and Bluetooth technology in the facility’s exterior doors.

Grant Awarded: $27,849
Focus Area: Capacity Building

The Neighborhood website


Pike County Health Department

The Pike County Health Department will send program supervisors and coordinators to the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo. Staff will provide training and resources to employees during quarterly health department meetings and review the organization’s public health preparedness plans to identify any healthy equity challenges or other areas of needed improvement.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Pike County Health Department website


Ramey Estep Homes

Ramey Estep Homes therapists will staff Camp Courage, a new summer mental wellness camp for Boyd County elementary, middle, and high school students. Therapists will facilitate mindfulness activities, yoga, and social skills groups in which students will be provided with mental health toolkits. In addition, middle and high school students will participate in field trips where they will engage in adventure activities and receive individual mental health services.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Ramey Estep website


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Rea of Hope will support dental care costs for residents who have successfully completed the first 90 days of the Rea of Hope program. Funding will include services for preventative, diagnostic, and restorative dental services. Rea of Hope will also provide a quarterly “Girls Night Out” for clients.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Rea of Hope website


Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia

Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia will support start-up costs and provide computer equipment and accessories to operationalize the Logan Recovery Center.

Grant Awarded: $4,495
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Recovery Group of Southern WV website


Religious Coalition for Community Renewal

The Religious Coalition for Community Renewal will partner with Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church (BMPC) to create a drop-in service center at BMPC’s Hubbard Building. The center will provide access to food, clothing, showers, laundry, personal belonging storage, and housing assistance for people experiencing homelessness.

Grant Awarded: $14,832
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal website


Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV

The Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV, will upgrade its website to improve and increase data security, and facilitate communication with potential donors, volunteers, and the community at large.

Grant Awarded: $7,040
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Ronald McDonald House website


Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee

The Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee will supplement its weekend hot meal program for shelter residents in Ashland, Kentucky, by purchasing additional food items, including fresh produce, meats, and dairy products.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee website


Shelter of Hope, Inc.

Shelter of Hope will purchase laptops and accessories for staff use and replace mattresses and bed frames in eight apartment units to improve shelter safety and hygienics.

Grant Awarded: $8,853.94
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Shelter of Hope website


STAR Club, Inc.

STAR Club will provide a monthly family food box for five months to children and their families who participate in the STAR Club after-school program. Family food boxes will include staple items, recipes, and ingredients for two meals.

Grant Awarded: $9,375
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

STAR Club website


Step by Step, Inc.

Step by Step will conduct research in partnership with Logan County Schools aimed at better understanding student mental health challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Step by Step researchers will engage students in monthly focus groups and individual interviews, and collect reports from staff members who serve as student mentors. The organization will share findings through community forums and create a publication highlighting insights from the research and recommendations.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Step by Step website


The Healing House

The Healing House’s board and staff will complete a facilitated strategic planning process, which will include meetings focusing on organizational and program development, sustainability planning, and the creation of a written, three-year plan.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building

The Healing House website


The Highlawn Community Alliance

The Highlawn Community Alliance will establish a community garden in the Highlawn neighborhood using a cooperative garden model in which resident leaders will help neighbors grow nutritious produce, teach healthy lifestyle habits, and harvest produce to be shared equitably among community members with a focus on neighbors with high risk factors for food insecurity.

Grant Awarded: $14,425.88
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


The REACH Initiative

REACH will produce duffel bag “reentry kits” to be distributed to justice-impacted individuals within the first few days of release from incarceration. Kits will contain shelf-stable food, hygiene items, clothing, and inclement weather gear to meet individuals’ immediate physical needs. The kits also will include resource materials connecting individuals to social service agencies, mental health services, recovery programs, and other supports.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

REACH website


Tri-State Developmental Services

Tri-State Developmental Services will contract with consultants to develop a strategic plan and transition the organization’s finances to QuickBooks. Funds will also support the purchase of laptops and a printer for office use, as well as laptops for a new computer lab where families can apply for benefits, complete online learning, and connect with resources. In addition, the organization will purchase sparring equipment for its inclusive martial arts program and will provide each participant with a uniform and personal safety equipment.

Grant Awarded: $12,616
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Tri-State Developmental Services website


Unlimited Future, Inc.

Unlimited Future will engage in organizational learning about local food ecosystem models and implement summer produce pop-up markets in partnership with community gardens in the Fairfield neighborhood. Staff members will tour innovative regional urban farms and markets and provide a community workshop to share knowledge. Funds will also purchase produce and support an outreach campaign to promote the workshop and markets.

Grant Awarded: $10,013
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Unlimited Future website


Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation

Funding will support the expansion of the KRUSH program into additional schools in Cabell County, West Virginia; Scioto County, Ohio; and Carter, Johnson, and Lawrence counties in Kentucky. KRUSH trainers will conduct outreach to schools and facilitate educator trainings on the KRUSH curriculum. These trainings will cover program implementation and mental health topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), impacts of trauma, and strategies for promoting resilience.

Grant Awarded: $6,250
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation website


Wayne County Community Services Organization, Inc.

Wayne County Community Services Organization will implement “The Meal Appeal” program bimonthly in Fort Gay, WV. The program will provide six healthy eating educational sessions from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grant Awarded: $3,851
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WCCSO website


West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition

The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition will provide capacity building trainings for all staff to help them manage community-based projects more effectively and better equip them to identify grant funding opportunities, write grant applications, and manage and report on grant-funded projects.

Grant Awarded: $13,518.38
Focus Area: Capacity Building

WV Food and Farm Coalition website


West Virginia Health Right

West Virginia Health Right will purchase groceries for use in free weekly nutrition classes and cooking demonstrations provided to community members at the organization’s new CommUNITY Wellness Center on Charleston’s West Side. Program staff will gather data related to participants’ weight loss and medical, behavioral, and emotional self-management.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WV Health Right website


West Virginia Institute for Spirituality

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality will host a three-day virtual training titled “Spiritual Needs of Domestic Violence Victims: A Training for Faith Leaders & Helping Professions” for faith and community leaders.

Grant Awarded: $4,269
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

WV Institute for Spirituality website


West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Rural and Community Health will enroll certified peer recovery support specialists from the Jobs & Hope West Virginia program in its certified community health education resource person level I, level II, and level III trainings. Trainees will be assisted with job placement and provided with follow-up support after employment.

Grant Awarded: $4,800
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WV School of Osteopathic Medicine Foundation website


West Virginia State University Foundation, Inc.

The West Virginia State University (WVSU) Healthy Grandfamilies Program will subaward funding to Healthy Grandfamily groups in Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties to provide emergency food, clothing, housing, and personal care items to program participants. WVSU also will host a two-day statewide conference for the Healthy Grandfamilies Program.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WV State University Foundation website


WVU Foundation, Inc.

The WVU Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program will administer programming to address health and wellness needs of children ages 5 to 18 with visual impairments who live in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, or Wayne counties. The children will work both individually and in groups through in person and virtual methods to develop healthier eating, physical activity, and mental health habits.

Grant Awarded: $34,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation website


WVU Foundation, Inc.

The WVU School of Nursing will pilot a Faith Community Nursing program to implement nurse-led mental health screening, education, and advocacy services within faith communities in Mingo County, West Virginia. WVU School of Nursing faculty will train a cohort of Mingo County nurses and conduct outreach to identify faith communities interested in serving as care access points. Five nurses will be further supported in establishing Faith Community Nursing programs within five faith communities, focusing on developing community members’ mental health literacy and self-advocacy.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation website


YMCA of Huntington

The YMCA of Huntington will replace outdated video monitoring systems at the organization’s primary, youth, and senior buildings. Staff members will receive training on how to operate the new camera system, software, and mobile monitoring app.

Grant Awarded: $48,173
Focus Area: Capacity Building

YMCA Huntington website

Adult Advocacy Centers

The Adult Advocacy Centers (AAC) will engage two expert consultants to develop two new screening and assessment tools for human trafficking victims with disabilities. The consultants also will develop a training curriculum for utilizing the tools and conduct outreach with partner agencies in Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto counties in Ohio.
Grant Awarded: $26,600
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Adult Advocacy Centers website


Advocate House

Advocate House will upgrade and repair its facilities with the purchase of two washer and dryer sets, security cameras and monitor, and a shower stall.
Grant Awarded: $5,582.66
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Advocate House website


American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) will expand its Target BP program to at least five additional primary care clinics across Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. Additionally, the AHA will provide continued technical assistance to the six primary care clinics supported by the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington’s Fall 2020 Healthy Communities Initiative grant award. The AHA will equip the five expansion site clinics with an automated blood pressure machine for clinic use and provide clinics with self-measuring blood pressure monitors to distribute to patients for at-home use. Patients will receive educational materials and infographics that detail how to self-measure blood pressure accurately.

Grant Awarded: $46,290
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

American Heart Association website


Arts in Action, Inc.

Arts in Action will purchase performance and classroom supplies for the SuperStars program. Through this program, Arts in Action will provide weekly dance and music classes to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at two-day habitation programs in Charleston, WV

Grant Awarded: $7,409
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Arts in Action website


Aspire! Conservatory of Fine & Performing Arts, Inc.

Aspire! Conservatory of Fine & Performing Arts, Inc. will provide weekly music therapy services to four youth residential groups at Ramey-Estep Adolescent Residential Treatment Center in Boyd County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $9,721.60
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Aspire! Conservatory of Fine & Performing Arts website


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tristate (BBBSTS) will expand its mentoring programs to Kanawha, Mason, and Putnam counties. The organization will conduct promotional outreach, form school and business relationships, recruit volunteers, and match 40 children with mentors during this grant period.

Grant Awarded: $25,600
Focus Area: Capacity Building


Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc.

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program will provide $50 vouchers to 180 low-income households to purchase seeds, plants, and fertilizer to build home gardens in Floyd, Johnson, Pike, and Martin counties in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $9,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program website


Bob Burdette Center, Inc.

The Bob Burdette Center will train staff members to implement an evidence-based model for supporting children’s healthy social and emotional development. The organization will also train key staff members as Pyramid model facilitators. Staff members will participate in further professional development hours focused on behavioral support strategies.

Grant Awarded: $8,366.08
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Bob Burdette Center website


Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind

Cabell Wayne Association for the Blind (CWAB) will reinstate the Travel Training Program, which provides mobility training in clients’ homes, neighborhoods, and the greater community to promote clients’ independence. CWAB also will contract with an accounting firm to transition its financial accounting system to QuickBooks.

Grant Awarded: $14,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Cabell Wayne Association for the Blind website


Camp Appalachia

Camp Appalachia will host four overnight weekend survival camps monthly during December 2021 through March 2022. Funding will support 22 camper registrations for the survival camps. Funds also will be used to purchase youth mental health, substance use disorder, and outdoor education curriculum, and supplies and camping equipment for the survival camps.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Camp Appalachia website


Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey

Charleston Sled Hockey will purchase protective equipment and jerseys for team members. Funds also will be used to purchase one small and one large sled to accommodate additional participants.

Grant Awarded: $3,850
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey website


Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia will engage a media consultant to produce four promotional videos and manage a four-month digital marketing campaign to enlist foster parents in Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties, as well as western Putnam County in West Virginia.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia website


Community Mission Outreach

Community Mission Outreach will provide monthly food box home delivery to seniors and other individuals who are not able to access the organization’s drive-thru pantry in Chesapeake, OH. The organization will contract with a local recovery program to provide delivery services.

Grant Awarded: $5,900
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Community Mission Outreach website


CONTACT Huntington, Inc.

CONTACT Huntington will employ a part-time prevention educator who will provide prevention education services in Mason County. This position also will coordinate the work of an additional six prevention educators working in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne counties. Funds also will be used to purchase prevention curriculum and supplies.

Grant Awarded: $25,129
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

CONTACT Huntington website


Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc.

Ebenezer Medical Outreach will further develop the Huntington Unity Garden and grow produce to supplement its Farmacy Program and community pop-up markets.

Grant Awarded: $12,150
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Ebenezer Medical Outreach website


Family Resource Center of the Huntington WV Housing Authority

Family Resource Center of the Huntington WV Housing Authority (FRC) will expand an existing enclosed garden area at Marcum Terrace by heightening current raised beds, add additional beds, and construct high tunnels to triple the fresh produce crop yield and extend the growing season. FRC will offer filmed cooking classes and printed cookbooks for Marcum Terrace community members.

Grant Awarded: $12,251.20
Focus Area: Health and Wellness


Floyd County Homeless Shelter, Inc.

Floyd County Homeless Shelter will upgrade its laundry facilities by replacing an existing washer/dryer set with two new washer/dryer sets. Funding will be used to purchase two washer and dryer sets and associated supplies and wiring as well as labor costs for the installation of the washer/dryer sets.

Grant Awarded: $9,116.77
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Floyd County Homeless Shelter website


God’s Appalachian Partnership

God’s Appalachian Partnership will purchase hygiene and cleaning supplies for distribution to clients and for use in in-home education services in Floyd and Pike counties in Kentucky. It will also engage a strategic planner to lead a weekend workshop for its board of directors.

Grant Awarded: $14,800
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

God’s Appalachian Partnership website


God’s Pantry Food Bank

God’s Pantry Food Bank will purchase produce and distribute it to food pantries, congregate feeding programs, mobile pantry programs, and other food access programs in Carter, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike counties in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

God’s Pantry Food Bank website


Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen

Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen will provide 120 backpacks containing winter supplies such as gloves, hats, and nonperishable food items to people experiencing homelessness. Food items also will be purchased for weekly community meals that will take place twice weekly in Pike County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $4,320
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen website


Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State will engage a consultant to lead its board of directors and staff through the development of a three-year strategic plan.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State website


Hand in Hand Ministries

Hand in Hand Ministries will purchase fresh produce, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to supplement food boxes distributed at the Auxier Center. The program will serve 60 families monthly from Floyd, Johnson, and Martin counties in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hand in Hand Ministries website


Haven of Rest Family Ministries, Inc.

Haven of Rest will purchase food and supplies for weekend meal backpacks to be provided to students in collaboration with school-based Family Resource Centers in Martin County, KY.

Grant Awarded: $6.380
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Haven of Rest Family Ministries website


HAWC Foundation

The HAWC Foundation board of directors will complete training, including modules on the pandemic, self-assessment, and executive assessment. Some HAWC Foundation staff members at the Focus Center will complete finance and human resources training. The HAWC Foundation will outfit the Focus Center with technology infrastructure, equipment including a server, phone system, firewall box and extension box, and related accessories.

Grant Awarded: $14,274
Focus Area: Capacity Building

HAWC Foundation website


Helping Hands of Greenup County, Inc.

Helping Hands will purchase and install camera and alarm system upgrades to its building.

Grant Awarded: $8,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Helping Hands of Greenup County website


Hope’s Place, Inc.

Hope’s Place will provide three evidence-based education and prevention trainings, offer support groups, and host a series of one-day workshops to non-offending parents and other community members.

Grant Awarded: $49,651.50
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Hope’s Place website


Huntington First Church of the Nazarene

Huntington First Church of the Nazarene will purchase supplies to establish the Highlawn Community Garden, which will include 30 raised beds on church property. The organization will collaborate with community partners to provide education on growing and preparing healthy foods.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Huntington First Church of the Nazarene website


Impact Prevention (Tri-State Family Connections)

Impact Prevention will expand its youth-led addiction prevention efforts by partnering with high schools in Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio to add additional youth-led programming teams. A certified prevention specialist will assist the youth-led teams in prevention efforts focused on topics like mental health, suicide prevention, and substance misuse. The teams will also participate in collaborative community connection events, community beautification projects, and prevention programming at local elementary schools. In addition, Impact Prevention will engage youth as peer mentors for the organization’s Youth Empowerment Activities summer camp.

Grant Awarded: $17,582
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Impact Prevention (Tri-State Family Connections) website


Inspiring Dreams Network

Inspiring Dreams Network will develop an online resource portal for at-risk youth, adults, families, and the community organizations that serve them. The portal will be a “one-stop shop,” enabling youth and adults to easily connect with social-emotional development and social determinants of health resources.

Grant Awarded: $19,300
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Inspiring Dreams Network website


JDRF

JDRF will host two events bringing national Type 1 Diabetes experts to communities in Kentucky and West Virginia to connect patients with specialty care, resources, and support. Events will be hosted in partnership with local organizations and healthcare providers. JDRF will provide honorariums to juvenile diabetes researchers who participate in the events.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

JDRF website


Kanawha Valley Home, Inc.

Kanawha Valley Home will establish a partnership with The Smile Center in Charleston, WV, to provide dental examinations, cleanings, X-rays, and dental care plans for residents in recovery at Kanawha Valley Home.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Home website


Lily’s Place

Lily’s Place will purchase a Cordata electronic medical records (EMR) system to improve communication and the efficiency of case management, counseling, and peer support services. Lily’s Place also will use the EMR system to track and share data related to the long-term effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Lily’s Place website


Manna Meal, Inc.

Manna Meal will purchase food to supply its daily feeding program.

Grant Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Manna Meal website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Department of Family & Community Health at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will partner with Quick Response Teams (QRT) in Mason, Putnam, and Wayne counties to launch the “mobile blessing box” program.

Grant Awarded: $19,250
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Midian Leadership Project

The Midian Leadership Project will equip the Midian Center’s kitchen with a commercial refrigerator and freezer, and provide food for team meals and children attending its afterschool program.

Grant Awarded: $7,100
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Midian Leadership Project website


Pathways, Inc.

Pathways will launch the “Raise the Bar” initiative to provide physical wellness support to 25 youth who are clients at “The Drop.” Clients will be encouraged to exercise at least three hours weekly and will receive a one-year gym membership at No Limits Fitness and access to special classes at the gym. Clients also will participate in yoga classes at “The Drop.”

Grant Awarded: $8,595.93
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Pathways website


R L B Ministries/Backpack Buddies

R L B Ministries/Backpack Buddies will purchase food to use primarily for its backpack program and as needed for emergency food boxes.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Rea of Hope will contract with a consultant to provide budgeting, grants management, and fundraising technical assistance to the organization.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Rea of Hope website


ReBUILD, Inc.

ReBuild will purchase snacks to distribute to individuals who visit the center for services. The organization will also provide breakfast and activity fees for children participating in Upward Huntington’s physical activity programs.

Grant Awarded: $7,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

ReBUILD website


Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc.

Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia (RGSWV) will purchase Recovery Dynamics guidebooks, Recovery Dynamics evaluation packets, Alcoholic Anonymous books, and supplemental Twelve Steps books for distribution to residents. RGSWV also will purchase two computers, two webcams, and two microphones for resident use at the organization’s two centers.

Grant Awarded: $4,232
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia website


Regional Family Resource Network

The Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) will partner with the Putnam County Wellness Coalition to host a one-day event for kinship care families at Valley Park in Hurricane in the Spring of 2022.

Grant Awarded: $3,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Regional Family Resource Network website


Religious Coalition for Community Renewal

The Religious Coalition for Community Renewal will pilot the mobile software program, “Show The Way,” to improve data collection and, in turn, support people living in unsheltered locations. The street outreach team will utilize “Show The Way” to track referrals and outcomes related to its work assisting clients in accessing social services and benefits and obtaining housing and identification documents.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal website


Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky will purchase art supplies for use in therapeutic pottery, painting, sewing, and craft classes provided to clients and their families by the shelter’s studio coordinator and community partners. In addition, the organization will improve shelter safety by installing additional security camera coverage.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky website


Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church outreach ministry will distribute winter care bags and meals to people experiencing homelessness. Funds also will be used to purchase a laptop for the outreach ministry volunteer.

Grant Awarded: $9,426.96
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church website


Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati

The Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati will develop a spina bifida toolkit for medical personnel, first responders, case managers, and other individuals in Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto counties in Ohio and Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne counties in West Virginia to increase awareness and understanding of the disease.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati website


Square One GJM

Square One GJM will launch the “B.I.K.E.” program, which will offer case management and support for victims of trauma and domestic violence. Upon completion of the program, clients will receive a bicycle to minimize transportation barriers in accessing additional community resources and employment opportunities.

Grant Awarded: $4,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Square One GJM website


St. Vincent Mission, Inc.

St. Vincent Mission will provide medically indicated food boxes to clients with chronic diseases. The mission also will offer educational cooking classes on how to prepare diabetic-friendly and heart-healthy foods and snacks. Cookbooks will be provided to cooking class participants. The mission also will purchase hygiene and cleaning supplies to distribute to food pantry clients.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

St. Vincent Mission website


Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund

The Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund will purchase Power Packs and distribute them to students in Scioto County elementary schools.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund website


The Education Alliance

The Education Alliance (EA) will expand its Social Emotional Learning Toolkit to include a broader framework to build mentors’ capacity to address post-pandemic trauma, help children develop protective factors, and improve mental health equity among vulnerable populations. EA will pilot and evaluate the toolkit’s effectiveness by training AmeriCorps mentors serving in after-school and school-based programs in Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne counties.

Grant Awarded: $27,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

The Education Alliance website


Think Kids

In the second phase of the regional Health and Hunger series, Think Kids will focus on increasing collaboration between the phase one stakeholders and identify additional partners in Boone, Lincoln, and Logan counties. It also will engage new stakeholders from Cabell and Kanawha counties. Think Kids will travel across the five-county region, hold meetings, and engage partners to advance implementation strategies for recommended policies and programs.

Grant Awarded: $26,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Think Kids website


Unlimited Future, Inc.

Unlimited Future, Inc. will train team members to facilitate workshops aimed at improving community gardeners’ capacity to share resources and grow supply and service chains as part of a “neighborhood” cooperative. The organization will develop and provide community workshops on sustainable gardening and cooperative strategies with the goal of decreasing food insecurity in the Fairfield neighborhood of Huntington, WV.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Unlimited Future website


Wayne County Community Services Organization, Inc.

Wayne County Community Services Organization, Inc. will purchase document scanners for the home health program, desktop computers for staff use, and first aid and wellness kits for clients.

Grant Awarded: $6,075
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Wayne County Community Services Organization website

14th Street Community Center

14th Street Community Center will engage a strategic planning consultant to create a written, three-to-five-year strategic plan. The consultant also will facilitate virtual and in-person planning sessions with board members and staff.

Grant Awarded: $4,072.50
Focus Area: Capacity Building

14th Street Community Center website


American Printing House for the Blind

This grant award will support the Impactful Living Summit and the Huntington Speaker Series. Funding for the Impactful Living Summit is allocated for speaker stipends, hospitality, and promotional costs. The funding also will support the self advocacy, self defense, and Helen Keller and Contemporaries sessions of the Huntington Speaker Series.

Grant Awarded: $27,771
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

American Printing House for the Blind website


Boone Memorial Hospital

This funding is for the Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team program. The Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team will purchase food, clothing, and shelving for its pantry. The Brighter Futures/Quick Response Team also will host a public awareness event in Spring 2022 that will bring together clients of Brighter Futures and the community at large.
an Printing House for the Blind.

Grant Awarded: $16,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Boone Memorial Hospital website


Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless

Three Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless staff members will complete the Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer program. These certified trainers will then conduct Mental Health First Aid training with representatives of partner agencies free of charge. First Steps Wellness and Recovery Center will develop curriculum and become an approved provider for Peer Recovery Support Specialist trainings.

Grant Awarded: $12,254
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless website


Camp Appalachia

Camp Appalachia will allocate funding toward summer 2021 camp registrations. Camp Appalachia also will purchase program-related camp equipment and youth mental health, substance abuse, and outdoor education curriculum.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Camp Appalachia website


Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey

Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey will purchase ice time, equipment, and awards for its hockey team. Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey will engage consultants for website development and strategic planning.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Charleston Thunder Sled Hockey website


Childhood Language Center

The Childhood Language Center will purchase laptop computers for its speech therapists. Each laptop also will include a HIPAA privacy screen protector.

Grant Awarded: $8,240
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Childhood Language Center website


Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc.

Children’s Therapy Clinic will engage contract speech therapists to delivery services to its speech therapy clients.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc. website


Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc.

Community Action Organization of Scioto County will purchase cribs, diapers, food, and offer transportation assistance to support high-risk, pregnant women in its Infant Vitality Community Intensive Pilot Project.

Grant Awarded: $9,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc. website


Developmental Therapy Center, Inc.

The Developmental Therapy Center will contract with a web designer to complete a redesign of its website.

Grant Awarded: $3,900
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Developmental Therapy Center, Inc. website


Diaper Drop Charities

Diaper Drop Charities will purchase diapers to distribute to partner agencies in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. Diaper Drop will engage a consultant to create a website for its organization.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness


East Kentucky Dream Center

East Kentucky Dream Center will purchase food for its meal program. It will reimburse volunteers for transportation costs related to delivering meals to clients.

Grant Awarded: $18,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building

East Kentucky Dream Center website


Fairfield Community Development Corporation

Fairfield Community Development Corporation will host quarterly COVID-19 and health prevention workshops in conjunction with community partners. During each workshop, organizations will provide health information, blood pressure and glucose testing, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, baseline lab work, and soft needs assessments. Workshops also will focus on CPR training and certification, healthy lifestyle education, and how to improve relationships between minorities and health care professionals. Fairfield Community Development Corporation will engage a consultant to create a logo for its program. A community calendar and marketing materials will be created for this project. Promotional items will be purchased to distribute at the workshops to incentivize continued attendance. An intern will provide assistance to the Executive Director to implement this project.

Grant Awarded: $11,802.03
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Fairfield Community Development Corporation website


Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, Inc.

Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley will pilot the “Bridging the Gap” program to provide an opportunity for youth, ages 16 to 24, to engage with clients by providing transportation to doctor appointments, grocery stores, and personal care services. The youth also will deliver porch packages and assist with minor home repairs. Project funding will be used to train volunteers, purchase volunteer management software, and support porch packages and home repair program costs. Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley will conduct an evaluation of project activities.

Grant Awarded: $15,800
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, Inc. website


Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc.

Faith In Action of the River Cities will contract with a consultant to create an interactive website and coordinating services brochures. Booklets and magnets will be purchase for clients to keep track of medications.

Grant Awarded: $4,288
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc. website


Floyd County Homeless Shelter Inc

The Floyd County Homeless Shelter will purchase socks, shoes, underwear, pants, shirts, hygiene items, and item storage bags for men and women. These items will be provided to clients upon their arrival at the shelter.

Grant Awarded: $10,963.33
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Floyd County Homeless Shelter Inc website


Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency will contract with an IT consultant that will provide the labor, equipment, and supplies for installing an IT network at the agency’s new office space.

Grant Awarded: $8,102.50
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency website


Golden Girl Group Home

Golden Girl Group Home will allocate funding to support overtime for staff and contract therapists who will collectively provide additional hours of therapy services each week. Suicide prevention education curriculum will be purchased, staff will be trained on the curriculum, and then staff will implement it with the residents. Golden Girl Group Home also will engage a contract fitness instructor to provide 26 weeks of instruction two hours per week.

Grant Awarded: $32,015
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Golden Girl Group Home website


Grace Fellowship d/b/a Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen

Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen will purchase food for weekly meals and emergency assistance, hygiene kits, and laundry kits. It will distribute these items to persons experiencing homelessness as well as struggling families.

Grant Awarded: $10,020
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Grace Fellowship d/b/a Grace Fellowship Community Kitchen website


Hand in Hand Ministries

Hand in Hand Ministries will purchase food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies to distribute to food pantry clients. Hand in Hand Ministries also will allocate funding to support staffing costs associated with these distributions.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Hand in Hand Ministries website


Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries

Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries will purchase computers and software for staff use.

Grant Awarded: $5,600
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Heart and Hand Outreach Ministries website


Helping Hands of Greenup County, Inc.

Helping Hands of Greenup County will purchase a pallet stacker.

Grant Awarded: $2,500
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Helping Hands of Greenup County, Inc. website


Heritage Farm Foundation

Heritage Farm Foundation will conduct monthly visits to patients and families at Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Heritage Farm Foundation will offer activities, crafts, animal encounters, and reenactments to the patients and families. The organization also will host at its Heritage Farm property one reunion for graduated patients and Hoops Children’s Hospital staff.

Grant Awarded: $9,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Heritage Farm Foundation website


Huntington City Mission

Huntington City Mission will contract with an IT company to provide equipment and installation of a comprehensive security camera system for its campus. The consultant will train staff on the use of the security system.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Huntington City Mission website


Huntington Museum of Art, Inc.

The Huntington Museum of Art’s Arts in Medicine program and discovery workshops will provide art-making interventions for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Cabell Huntington Hospital Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Funding will be used for contract labor, program supplies, and facility usage associated with the program. In partnership with the Cabell County Juvenile Drug Court, Huntington Museum of Art also will provide the ArtWorks! program. This six-week program will engage at-risk teens in various art education programs, culminating in the creation of a public art installation in the Huntington area. Funding will be used for contract labor, program supplies, food, transportation, and facility usage.

Grant Awarded: $18,080
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Huntington Museum of Art, Inc. website


Impact Prevention (TriState Family Connection)

Impact Prevention will serve as the fiscal agent for this project. This funding is for the Tri-State Family Connection Court Response Team. Impact Prevention will contract with a project coordinator who will coordinate the Tri-State Family Connection Court Response Team in the Lawrence County Municipal Court. The coordinator will recruit and train new volunteers and develop the volunteer schedule. The coordinator also will organize at least two community education forums on substance use disorder for faith communities and the community at large. Funds also will be used to purchase a laptop for the coordinator, retain a contract bookkeeper to manage the grant funds, and print resource guides and business cards.

Grant Awarded: $26,600
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Impact Prevention (TriState Family Connection) website


Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action Organization

Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization will purchase dental equipment that will be used to treat patients at three Family Medical Centers locations in Lawrence County, Ohio.

Grant Awarded: $7,629.60
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action Organization website


Kanawha Valley Home, Inc.

The Kanawha Valley Home will provide hot meals throughout the week, including Sunday potluck dinners, for 6 months.

Grant Awarded: $9,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Home, Inc. website


Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc.

Kanawha Valley Senior Services will purchase protein, produce, and packaging supplies for its home delivered meal program.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc. website


King’s Daughters Medical Center

King’s Daughters Medical Center will offer youth tobacco prevention education activities in Lawrence and Scioto counties in Ohio and Boyd, Carter, and Greenup counties in Kentucky. The tobacco prevention activities will reach an estimated 8,500 youth in grades K-12 by providing education at schools, in after school programs, community centers, and at churches. Five age-appropriate video modules will be developed enabling the organization’s existing tobacco prevention education curriculum to be delivered virtually through Zoom. Children participating in the programming will complete pre- and post-program participation surveys.

Grant Awarded: $9,086
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

King’s Daughters Medical Center website


KPCC Counseling

KPCC Counseling will pilot a short-term therapy option for underinsured/low-income clients with acute mental health needs resulting from COVID-19 challenges. Funding will provide salary support for three therapists and two interns who will collectively provide short-term therapy.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

KPCC Counseling website


Lewis County Family Resource Network

This funding is for Try This West Virginia activities. The funding will support at least eight Try This WV mini grants for local projects in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will participate in the Try This WV mini grant application review process and approve which mini grant projects its funding will support. An AmeriCorps will be retained to staff the newly formed Southern West Virginia Regional Network. The Southern West Virginia Regional Network will be comprised of Cabell, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties. In partnership with the Executive Director, the AmeriCorps will work within the Southern West Virginia Regional Network to provide technical assistance to mini-grant projects, coordinate at least one convening of mini-grant teams, and develop an inventory of all physical activity opportunities in the network’s service counties.

Grant Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Lewis County Family Resource Network website


Libera, Inc.

Libera will partner with the Healthy Grandfamilies program to distribute LovePacks to children and their families participating in the Healthy Grandfamilies program in Lincoln and Mason counties. Libera will purchase backpacks and educational materials to fill the backpacks. It also will allocate funding toward printing and postage for program surveys, project staffing and associated travel, and food for volunteers and staff assisting with the assembly of the LovePacks.

Grant Awarded: $9,762
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Libera, Inc. website


Manna Meal, Inc.

Manna Meal will use this funding to purchase approximately six months of food for its mobile food pantry. The mobile food pantry will primarily operate on the West Side of Charleston. Manna Meal also will explore potentially expanding the mobile food pantry to include distributions in other areas of Kanawha County.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Manna Meal, Inc. website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Department of Dietetics will operate a six-week nutrition education series for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder. Participants will learn how to plan, budget, and prepare healthy, inexpensive meals and snacks as well as be connected to food assistance programs like SNAP or WIC. All instruction will be provided by registered dietitians and graduate dietetic interns. Multiple six-week series will be held throughout the grant period and be offered at Huntington’s Kitchen or Sacred Heart Parish. Participants will include clients from the Catholic Charities Center for Community Learning and Advancement and local recovery centers like the Huntington Addiction Wellness Center.

Grant Awarded: $35,748
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Speech and Hearing Center will purchase a FEES monitor and boxes of throat scopes to be used in conducting swallowing assessments. Swallowing assessments will be conducted at the Speech and Hearing Center and local skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. The Speech and Hearing Center also will train staff on utilizing the new equipment.

Grant Awarded: $23,900
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Oral Health Team will implement a senior oral health outreach program in Boone, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties in partnership with congregate meal sites in each county. Each month, the Oral Health Team will assemble packets of oral health educational materials and preventive oral health products. The partner congregate meal sites will then distribute the packets to senior citizens. The Oral Health Team also will work to build relationships with dentists, dental hygienists, senior centers, and senior citizens to improve each county’s senior oral health infrastructure.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.

This funding will be used to purchase gas cards to distribute to clients and their families who are accessing behavioral health treatment at a Mountain Comprehensive Care Center site or a hospital or residential treatment facility as needed. Mountain Comprehensive Care Center will distribute the gas cards using its established system for determining eligibility, appropriateness, distribution (including signature of receipt), and tracking. Funds also will be used for two staff to complete each of the following trainings: AutPlay Provider, Certified Autism Specialist, and ADOS-2. The Boyd, Carter, and Greenup county sites will each support other training for staff on evidence-based behavioral health topics.

Grant Awarded: $19,350
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. website


Mountaineer Food Bank, Inc

Mountaineer Food Bank will plan and implement a medically-indicated food box program in Boone and Kanawha counties. The project will engage one clinical site in Boone County and one to two clinical sites in Kanawha County. Patients will receive a diet-specific food box once a month as well as receive a produce distribution two times each month. In addition to healthy foods that focus on patients’ specific health conditions, patients will be provided with educational opportunities, recipes, and other support necessary to improve their health.

Grant Awarded: $40,999.56
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Mountaineer Food Bank, Inc website


Northeast KY Community Action Agency

Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency will purchase a computer server to replace the organization’s current, aging server.

Grant Awarded: $7,111.23
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Northeast KY Community Action Agency website


Pollen8

Pollen8 will engage consultants to provide organizational, board, staff, leadership, funding development, and communications planning assistance. Pollen8 also will hire an information technology (IT) consultant to assist with hardware and software set-up, management of data migration, development of secure, HIPAA-compliant technology platforms, and IT-related staff training.

Grant Awarded: $43,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Pollen8 website


R L B Ministries/Backpack Buddies

RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies will purchase food for its backpack program and emergency food pantry. The organization also will purchase hygiene supplies for the backpack program and to help local schools stock their hygiene closets.

Grant Awarded: $18,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies website


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Rea of Hope will allocate funding to support residents’ dental care costs. To be eligible for dental assistance, residents must have successfully completed the first 90 days of the Rea of Hope program. Residents with the most acute dental issues will be prioritized. Rea of Hope also will purchase hygiene products, medications, and eyeglasses for residents with unmet need. Rea of Hope will distribute 12-Step program literature to new residents as part of their orientation to the recovery program. Finally, Rea of Hope will use funding to cover registration, lodging, and food costs for residents to attend the Cedar Lakes Alcoholics Anonymous Convention.

Grant Awarded: $9,250
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Rea of Hope, Inc. website


Recovery Point West Virginia

Recovery Point West Virginia will purchase iPads, an annual mobile hotspot subscription, a Think Pad, chargers, and the necessary cables for its “Routes to Recovery Project.”.

Grant Awarded: $5,441.27
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Recovery Point West Virginia website


Regional Family Resource Network

The Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) will implement a health initiative for seniors for six months at three locations in Boone County. The RFRN will promote the project by purchasing postcards and postage. Wellness journals will assembled for participants. Photographs will be taken at each event for the wellness journals. Trail signs, facility rental, educational resources, and hospitality will be provided at each of the three location for the duration of the project.

Grant Awarded: $13,427.50
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Regional Family Resource Network website


Religious Coalition for Community Renewal

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal will purchase food for the residents of the Samaritan Inn.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal website


Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church

This funding is for various activities of the Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church outreach team. Boxes of Evizio brand auto-injector Naloxone will be purchased Funds also will be used to offer two CPR trainings to volunteers and provide volunteers with resuscitation bags to use for manual ventilation in emergency situations. The Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church outreach team will construct a community garden and grow and harvest produce from the garden to be used in its Blessing Box, by Huntington Addiction Wellness Center for its planned restaurant, and in other outreach efforts. Lastly, Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church will purchase a laptop and two printers to assist the outreach team with program management.

Grant Awarded: $23,606.42
Focus Area: Capacity Wellness; Health and Wellness

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church website


Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee will purchase two commercial washer and dryer sets for clients to utilize while visiting the Ashland, KY shelter. Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee also will purchase food for weekend meals for shelter clients.

Grant Awarded: $11,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee website


Square One GJM

Square One GJM will launch a new program, “Community Mondays,” that will provide a meal and community resources for people in need. Each Monday, community service organizations will meet at Square One GJM to offer their services. Square One GJM staff will complete a needs assessment for each client. A hot meal will be served to clients while waiting to be connected to resources. Funding will be used to purchase a commercial refrigerator, two freezers, kitchen oven, two kitchen tables, and food to prepare meals for this program.

Grant Awarded: $20,676
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Square One GJM website


St. Vincent Mission, Inc.

The St. Vincent Mission will purchase car seats to distribute on an as needed basis to families. Two staff members who are certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will assist community members in installing the carseats. These staff members also will provide assistance to families on an as needed basis and as part of a new community event to ensure families are using carseats that are the proper size, installed correctly, and are not expired. The St. Vincent Mission also will host a bicycle rodeo to promote bicycle safety and physical activity to children. It will purchase helmets, pads, and reflective safety items to distribute to children participating in the bicycle rodeo. Lunch will be provided during the rodeo, and the organization also will purchase miscellaneous program supplies. Finally, the St. Vincent Mission will purchase two convertible refrigerator/freezer units for food storage to replace the organization’s current aging refrigerator/freezer.

Grant Awarded: $3,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

St. Vincent Mission, Inc. website


STAR Club, Inc.

STAR Club will provide food boxes to children and their families who participate in the after school program. Family food boxes will include staple items, recipes, and ingredients for two meals once per month.

Grant Awarded: $10,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

STAR Club, Inc. website


Stepping Stones, Inc.

Stepping Stones will purchase hardware to improve internet and teleconferencing capabilities, upgrade staff computers, and establish tele-health services. Stepping Stones also will use funding to support labor costs for installing satellite internet service.

Grant Awarded: $17,666.02
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

Stepping Stones, Inc. website


The Counseling Center

The Counseling Center will purchase cardio exercise equipment for its fitness centers in Ironton and Portsmouth. The equipment will be used by the organization’s clients and staff. Additionally, the Counseling Center will purchase a gym management system to allow users to track their personal fitness information and to inform the design of group fitness challenges and other shared programming.

Grant Awarded: $28,232
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

The Counseling Center website


The Galaxy Project, Inc

Galaxy Project will contract with a consultant to conduct strategic planning for the organization. Galaxy Project also will purchase one laptop and monitor for staff use. In partnership with Wilson Martial Arts and Fitness, Galaxy Project will host 12 family night programs for youth and their families. Each event will focus on “building a stronger community” through prevention education, anti-bullying, confidence, self-esteem, and stress management topics. Galaxy Project will purchase food for dinners for the family night programs.

Grant Awarded: $15,200
Focus Area: Capacity Building; Health and Wellness

The Galaxy Project, Inc website


TLCM Ministries Inc

TLCM Ministries will host two community outreach celebrations in Carter County. The two events will be hosted in Grayson and Olive Hill. The organization will collect information on community-based resources, and then design, print, and distribute resource guides that will inform participants about food pantries, substance use disorder services, and services provided by local churches and other nonprofits. At both events, TLCM Ministries will provide a healthy meal, children’s crafts, and games. Travel expenses for musicians are included in this project.

Grant Awarded: $4,800
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

TLCM Ministries Inc website


Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services

Tyler Mountain/Cross Lanes Community Services will conduct a postcard mailing promoting the organization and its services to approximately 10,000 targeted households in its service region. The mailing will be sent in late August/early September to reach people right before the enhanced federal SNAP benefits are expected to expire.

Grant Awarded: $5,850
Focus Area: Health and wellness

Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services website


Unlimited Future, Inc

Three project team members will attend the Compost Research and Education Foundation’s composting training in Raleigh, NC and complete USCC certification. The three trained team members will then use a train the trainer model to hold community workshops and train community members affiliated with five community gardens in the Fairfield neighborhood of Huntington. Unlimited Future will purchase compost toolkits for each of the five community gardens.

Grant Awarded: $15,585
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Unlimited Future, Inc website


West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation

The West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation will provide the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition with a $10,000 contract. Through the contract, the West Virginia Oral Health Coalition will conduct outreach to dental providers about joining the West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation’s treatment network, offer dental providers training on bleeding disorders, help develop a continuing education presentation on bleeding disorders for dental providers, and provide technical assistance to dental providers delivering treatment services to people with bleeding disorders.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation website


Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Williamson Health and Wellness Center will serve as the fiscal agent for this project. This funding is for the Mingo County Family Resource Network (MCFRN). The MCFRN will develop a new community resource, “The LIVE Virtual Spotlight and Calendar.” The MCFRN will engage a project coordinator, videographer, and website and graphic designers. Funding also will support the development of marketing materials. Stipends will be provided to 10 community partners who provide project content and assist with overall program promotion.

Grant Awarded: $33,700
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Inc. website


WVU Foundation, Inc

The Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program will launch a pilot program to address health and wellness needs of children ages 5 to 18 with visual impairments by providing physical, mental, and emotional literacy programming. All children with vision impairment from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties will be invited to participate as well as the teachers affiliated with each county school system that specialize in teaching visually impaired children. During summer 2021, teachers will be invited to participate in trainings on how to modify common physical education activities to be effective for visually impaired children and learn how to work with children on addressing mental health and nutrition. During the school year, the teachers will work with children and their families to complete weekly virtual classes and implement activity modifications during in person individualized sessions. All participating children, their families, and teachers will participate in at least two group outings. The Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program will retain a variety of specialty program instructors, develop curriculum, and purchase an electronic training platform.

Grant Awarded: $49,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

WVU Foundation, Inc. website

Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia will conduct community assessments in Boone and Kanawha counties to identify resources available for safe physical activity. Surveys and meetings with partner health agencies, community members, faith groups, local government, and employers will help inform the assessments.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Capacity Building, Health and Wellness

Active Southern West Virginia website


American Heart Association

This project will provide salary and benefits support for the Community Impact Director who will conduct outreach education and distribute necessary clinical supplies to existing and expanded Target BP sites in PFH’s nine county. Approximately 10 primary care health systems will participate and learn how to train patients to use blood pressure monitors and report readings to providers during telehealth or in-office visits. Patients also will receive education materials and infographics that detail how to self-measure blood pressure accurately.

Grant Awarded: $47,920
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

American Heart Association website


ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services

Funding will be used to purchase the hardware and software for an Avaya telecommunication system. Nortel Compact ICS system.

Grant Awarded: $20,521.06
Focus Area: Capacity Building

ASCEND Counseling and Recovery Services website


Big Laurel Learning Center

Big Laurel Learning Center will implement a “Resilient Minds, Active Bodies Program” in partnership with the Kermit PK-8 School. This project will include trauma-informed care and social-emotional learning training for Kermit teachers and Big Laurel Learning Center staff. Bi-weekly educational programming will be offered during the Spring 2021 school semester on social-emotional learning and the environment for approximately 95 students in 6th through 8th grades both at Kermit PK-8 School and the Big Laurel Learning Center. A week-long summer program will also be hosted for approximately 15 students at the Big Laurel Learning Center. A summer meal program will be provided to approximately 95 students. A program evaluation will be conducted of this project..

Grant Awarded: $17,500
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health

Big Laurel Learning Center website


Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc.

The Garden Seed Program will provide and mail $40 vouchers to 225 low-income households in Floyd, Johnson, Martin, and Pike counties. Program participants also will attend virtual education sessions to learn how to preserve food.

Grant Awarded: $9,225
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc. website


Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Funding will be used to establish an in-house counselor position for the Children’s Home Society’s Huntington region.

Grant Awarded: $26,300
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Capacity Building

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia website


City of Huntington Foundation

Funding will be used to purchase cardio exercise equipment for the Wellness Center.

Grant Awarded: $19,260
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

City of Huntington Foundation website


Community Assistance Referral Service, Inc. (CAReS)

Funding will be used for CAReS direct client services of food assistance, basic needs supplies, securing identifying documents, and prescription assistance. This project also includes funding for a sub-grant to The Neighborhood to purchase a new card printer system and funding for the joint storage center.

Grant Awarded: $14,570.85
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Community Assistance Referral Service, Inc. (CAReS) website


CONTACT Huntington

Funding will be used for salary and benefits for a part-time Prevention Educator in Mason County, WV. Funding also is provided for training and mileage reimbursement for the Prevention Educator as well as program supplies.

Grant Awarded: $25,805
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

CONTACT Huntington website


Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc.

Ebenezer Medical Outreach will establish a community garden at a site across the street from its clinic. Garden beds will be installed for use by the clinic, its patients, and community members. Educational materials about healthier food options and home gardening will be distributed to the clinic’s patients. Once the garden is operational, Ebenezer Medical Outreach will host at least three pop-up markets across the Fairfield West community.

Grant Awarded: $3,500
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health

Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. website


God’s Hands at Work

Funding will be used to purchase of an inventory scanning system, computer hardware, software, printing, and website development.

Grant Awarded: $10,908.21
Focus Area: Capacity Building

God’s Hands at Work website


Helping Hands of Greenup County, Inc.

Helping Hands of Greenup County will purchase food for its food pantry to assist it in restocking their pantry after the 2020 holiday season. Food will be distributed to clients through Helping Hands of Greenup County’s regular food pantry operations during 2021.

Grant Awarded: $6,500
Focus Area: Food Insecurity

Helping Hands of Greenup County, Inc. website


Heritage Farm Foundation

Funding will be used for three private events at Heritage Farm and the associated transportation costs for big and little pairs from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State program. Events will include educational programming, animal therapy, and trust building exercises designed and executed in collaboration with Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of the Tri-State.

Grant Awarded: $14,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health

Heritage Farm Foundation website


Hungry Lambs Food Initiative

In partnership with the Hungry Lambs Food Initiative, Fresh Start Program, and the Logan County Quick Response Team (QRT), this outreach project will supply 333 backpacks of food, personal hygiene products, and substance use disorder treatment information to individuals who are visited by the QRT.

Grant Awarded: $24,666
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Hungry Lambs Food Initiative website


Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action

Funding will be used for printed informational materials for the Intensive Outpatient Program.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder, Capacity Building

Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action website


Kanawha County Dental Health Council, Inc.

The Kanawha County Dental Health Council will purchase approximately a five-month supply of person protective equipment and five Health First Emergency medical kits for use in its five dental clinics.

Grant Awarded: $9,085.15
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Kanawha County Dental Health Council, Inc. website


Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc.

Kanawha Valley Senior Services will install a server room at its new headquarters. The server room will be located on the same floor of the office building as Kanawha Valley Senior Services’ administrative office. The project also will support the installation of the necessary wiring to connect the server to staff offices.

Grant Awarded: $4,800
Focus Area: Capacity Building

Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc. website


Larry Joe Harless Community Center

Funding is provided to support 50 one-year memberships for Mingo County children to Larry Joe Harless Community Center. Fitness and aquatic staff at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center also will complete job-related trainings and recertifications.

Grant Awarded: $8,444
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Larry Joe Harless Community Center website


Lawrence County Health Department

Funding will be used to purchase $10 gas cards to provide to residents of Lawrence County who are cancer patients. The patients will use the cards for gas costs related to traveling to oncology and radiation appointments at locations outside of Lawrence County. Each patient can receive up to $200. In order to receive a gas card, patients must provide the Lawrence County Health Department with documentation from a healthcare provider.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Lawrence County Health Department website


Lily’s Place

Funding will be used for 50% of the salary and fringe cost for a counselor to provide behavioral health services at the Lily’s Place Family Center.

Grant Awarded: $31,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Lily’s Place website


Manna Meal, Inc.

Manna Meal will purchase food, packaging, personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies to support their daily feeding program.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Manna Meal, Inc. website


Marshall University Research Corporation

Marshall University Research Corporation will provide $5,000 subawards to county diabetes and health coalitions in Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, and Pike (KY) and Logan and Mingo (WV). Marshall University Research Corporation will provide technical assistance to these coalitions as they pilot test health promotion programming that meets COVID-related safety guidelines. Each coalition will develop a sustainability plan for its programming.

Grant Awarded: $37,283
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Marshall University Research Corporation

Marshall University Research Corporation will purchase musical instruments, recording hardware and software, and instrument storage for use by the residents of the Recovery Point of Huntington. The Marshall University School of Music team will offer multiple small group classes throughout the grant period teaching the Recovery Point of Huntington residents to play instruments and how to record and edit music.

Grant Awarded: $15,175
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Marshall University Research Corporation website


McCorkle Community Outreach Center, Inc.

Funding will be used to purchase fresh produce and proteins and to purchase of a new chest freezer for the pantry.

Grant Awarded: $4,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity

McCorkle Community Outreach Center, Inc. website


Ohio University Foundation

Funding will be used for two people from Ohio University Southern to attend a train the trainer in Mental Health First Aid. These trainers in turn will provide two Community Mental Health First Aid trainings. Attendance at these trainings will be limited to community members, and approximately 20 community members will attend each training.

Grant Awarded: $4,958
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health, Capacity Building

Ohio University Foundation website


Pollen8

Pollen8 will engage contract fitness instructors and offer four exercise classes weekly. Approximately 40 residents will be provided tennis shoes to use for exercise classes or excursions. Four excursions for 20 residents will occur to expose participants to new, potential hobbies.

Grant Awarded: $11,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Pollen8 website


R L B Ministries/Backpack Buddies

RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies will purchase food supplies for their food pantry and backpack program.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies website


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Financial assistance for dental care will be provided to Rea of Hope residents. To be eligible for dental assistance, residents must have successfully completed the first 90 days of the Rea of Hope program. Residents with the most acute dental issues will be prioritized. Rea of Hope also will purchase medications and eyeglasses for residents with unmet need. Residents will participate in multiple “Girls Night Out” activities that will provide residents with skills for successfully participating in social activities. Rea of Hope will purchase six iPads to be used by staff to access the organization’s operations and client management database.

Grant Awarded: $18,650
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Substance Use Disorder, Capacity Building

Rea of Hope, Inc. website


ReBUILD Inc.

Funding will be used to for ReBUILD to purchase food and packaging for ReBUILD’s lunch program.

Grant Awarded: $6,500
Focus Area: Food Insecurity

ReBUILD Inc. website


Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV

Ronald McDonald House of Huntington WV will purchase six computers and the wiring necessary to make the computers operational. Computers will be purchased for five staff members and one volunteer. The organization also will purchase and install two freezers and associated wiring in order to better store food donations.

Grant Awarded: $18,510.72
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV website


Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee

Funding will be used for food and food-related supplies for clients from Boyd, Carter, Greenup, and Lawrence counties.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health

Salvation Army of Kentucky and Tennessee website


Sostento, Inc.

Sostento will purchase four tablets for its newest Peer Recovery Coaches to use to collect data in real-time as they work in the community. Tablets will be provided to two Peer Recovery Coaches in Boone County, one Peer Recovery Coach in Lincoln County, and one Peer Recovery Coach in Logan County. Sostento also will convene peer recovery coaches from across Southern West Virginia for a training that focuses on strategies for assisting people with maintaining long-term recovery.

Grant Awarded: $6,600
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder, Capacity Building

Sostento, Inc. website


Southern Ohio Museum Corporation

The Southern Ohio Museum Corporation, through its Cirque d’Art Theatre program, will produce two vignettes addressing bullying and cyber-bullying and domestic violence. The Southern Ohio Museum Corporation will utilize the funding to support the artistic staff, a tablet and speakers, and staging costs associated with the two productions. Each production will be recorded and include a panel discussion. The recorded performances will be shared with community groups to use for educational purposes with their constituencies. The Southern Ohio Museum Corporation also will host CPR training for approximately 30 staff members and volunteers.

Grant Awarded: $5,200
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Capacity Building

Southern Ohio Museum Corporation website


St. Vincent Mission, Inc.

Funding will be used to purchase the solar powered heating and lighting system for the greenhouse.

Grant Awarded: $1,765
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

St. Vincent Mission, Inc. website


The Lifehouse

Funding will be used for “The Employment Empowerment Program, ” which will provide financial assistance to approximately 100 LifeHouse residents to obtain documentation (social security cards, birth certificates, and DMV-issued identification), uniforms/workwear (initial work shirt and pants, work boots, and non-slip shoes for food service jobs), and other supplies and materials required for employment.

Grant Awarded: $20,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Substance Use Disorder

The Lifehouse website


The Marshall University Foundation, Inc.

Marshall University Research Corporation, working through its institutional applicant the Marshall University School of Pharmacy, will provide healthcare career immersion programming for approximately 30 students with at least 26 of the students being low-income, first-generation, minority high school students. The Marshall University School of Pharmacy will target its student recruitment efforts in the Fairfield community of Huntington. This programming will occur in an in-person format during Summer 2021. The funding will be used to purchase lab equipment, supplies and t-shirts, and $20 incentives for participating students.

Grant Awarded: $12,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

The Marshall University Foundation, Inc. website


Think Kids

Think Kids will conduct outreach and survey local stakeholders in Boone, Lincoln, and Logan counties about food and healthcare access issues. It will host four to seven webinars for community partners in these counties educating local partners. Think Kids will create an issue brief highlighting the webinars, potential next steps, and policy recommendations.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness

Think Kids website


Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services

Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services will purchase meat, pantry items, and packaging supplies for its regular distributions to clients.

Grant Awarded: $4,5000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Capacity Building

Tyler Mountain Cross Lanes Community Services website


University Physicians & Surgeons, Inc.

Funding will be used to replenish Hope House’s stock of basic home furnishings, toiletries, and other household items utilized by residents. Each resident family also will receive approximately $100/month to support work-related transportation and $150/month for grocery purchases.

Grant Awarded: $17,455
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Health and Wellness, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

University Physicians & Surgeons, Inc. website


West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition

Funding will be used for the Farm-to-Senior program, which will deliver West Virginia produce to senior citizens living in low-income senior housing in Cabell, Mason, and Wayne Counties.

Grant Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition website


West Virginia Hemophilia Foundation

West Virginia Chapter National Hemophilia Foundation will purchase 29 iPads: 25 for patients, three for clinical providers at the Charleston hemophilia treatment center, and one for the organization’s staff. Patients who receive iPads will be from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, or Wayne counties. By using the iPads, patients will receive health education information and the ability to access virtual learning opportunities form the West Virginia Chapter National Hemophilia Foundation. Patients also will use their devices to schedule and attend telemedicine appointments with the Charleston hemophilia treatment center.

Grant Awarded: $10,539
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

West Virginia Hemophilia Foundationwebsite


West Virginia Local Health

West Virginia Local Health Inc. will provide the local health departments in Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, and Lawrence (KY); Gallia and Lawrence (OH); and Lincoln and Wayne (WV) with a $5,000 sub-award. Each health department will allocate approximately $4,000 of its award to temporary staffing costs and $1,000 to personal protective equipment costs related to the COVID-19 response. West Virginia Local Health Inc. will fiscally manage the grants and also provide technical assistance to the local health departments.

Grant Awarded: $47,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

West Virginia Local Health website


West Virginia VOAD

West Virginia Local Health Inc. will provide the local health departments in Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, and Lawrence (KY); Gallia and Lawrence (OH); and Lincoln and Wayne (WV) with a $5,000 sub-award. Each health department will allocate approximately $4,000 of its award to temporary staffing costs and $1,000 to personal protective equipment costs related to the COVID-19 response. West Virginia Local Health Inc. will fiscally manage the grants and also provide technical assistance to the local health departments.

Grant Awarded: $25,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

West Virginia VOAD website


Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope will purchase breakfast, lunch, and hygiene items for the children attending the Catcher’s Mitt program.

Grant Awarded: $6,230
Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Capacity Building

Wings of Hope website


WV Perinatal Partnership

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership will engage a project coordinator, Heather Hill, to support the Drug Free Moms and Babies and Help2Quit programs serving clients from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne counties. Funds also will be used for travel and meeting costs related to the Drug Free Moms and Babies program and Help2Quit program operations in these same nine counties.

Grant Awarded: $49,000
Focus Area: Substance Use Disorder, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

WV Perinatal Partnership website


YMCA of Huntington

The YMCA of Huntington will engage approximately 20 pre-diabetic participants in an evidence-based diabetes prevention class series. This program will consist of 26 classes across a one-year period. Participants will receive health education, print nutrition education materials, as well as $20 gift cards after each class to purchase healthy food items.

Grant Awarded: $11,950
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

YMCA of Huntington website

Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter

Increase the AAWV presence in Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne counties by improving access to care and chronic disease management, conducting physician outreach, convening stakeholder meetings, and conducting on-going identification and training of volunteers to lead and present educational programs.

Grant Awarded: $15,300
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Alzheimer’s Association, WV Chapter website


Arts in Action, Inc.

Support for the performance and classroom expenses of the SuperStars program, which provides weekly dance and music classes for approximately 150 students with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Grant Awarded: $14,080
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Arts in Action, Inc. website


Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

“Welcome Home” Project providing emergency supplies and essential household items for victims of domestic violence who have found safe, permanent housing.

Grant Awarded: $30.000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Branches Domestic Violence Shelter website


Catholic Charities West Virginia

Travel, training, and program marketing support for the volunteer homemaker program, which assists the elderly and disabled with personal care, transportation to medical appointments, light housework, and cooking.

Grant Awarded: $3,462.50
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Catholic Charities West Virginia website


Center for Rural Health Development, Inc.

Provide Wild Wonderful Healthy West Virginia monthly coaching calls to support the Logan Community Health Improvement Committee in advancing community health outcomes and economic development.

Grant Awarded: $3,840
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Substance Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. website


Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Provide food, infant essentials, and personal care items for families utilizing the Nancy Tonkin Children’s Resource Center.

Grant Awarded: $4,500
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Substance Use Disorder

Children’s Home Society of West Virginia website


Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc.

Contract speech therapy services for children with special needs that are uninsured, under-insured, and/or economically disadvantaged.

Grant Awarded: $25,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Children’s Therapy Clinic, Inc. website


City of Huntington Foundation

Outfit the First Responder Wellness Center with cardio exercise equipment as part of the Compass Program to address compassion fatigue and total wellness for the city’s police and fire departments.

Grant Awarded: $31,869
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

City of Huntington Foundation website


Developmental Therapy Center, Inc.

Acquisition of equipment needed to provide occupational, physical, and speech-language tele-therapy services for children and adults with disabilities.

Grant Awarded: $24,405.32
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health

Developmental Therapy Center, Inc.website


Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc.

Support for the clinic’s pharmacy program, which provides access to pharmacy services to uninsured or under-insured patients.

Grant Awarded: $43,999
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Ebenezer Medical Outreach, Inc. website


Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc.

Transportation support and personal safety items for the volunteer driver program which transports seniors to grocery stores, pharmacies, and doctors’ appointments by providing transportation reimbursements, face covers, and sanitizer to the volunteers. This project also provides cleaning supplies to “care receivers.”

Grant Awarded: $11,941
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc. website


Girl Scouts of Black Diamond

Trauma and ACES trainings for Girl Scout Troop volunteers, parents, and staff to better equip them to assist Girl Scouts residing in foster and kinship care.

Grant Awarded: $18,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond website


Golden Girl Group Home

Support for preparation and outfitting of an exercise space for Golden Girl residents to utilize for health and wellness activities.

Grant Awarded: $24,318.82
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Golden Girl Group Home website


Harvest for the Hungry

Distribution of protein supplements to elderly food pantry clients.

Grant Awarded: $11,013
Focus Area: Food Insecurity

Harvest for the Hungry website


Huntington Museum of Art, Inc.

“Arts in Medicine” project that provides art- making interventions to patients undergoing chemotherapy treat at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Hoops Family Children’s Hospital.

Grant Awarded: $14,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Huntington Museum of Art, Inc. website


Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action

Support for the “Youth Mental Health Initiative” by providing funding for an ADHD assessment, treatment plans, and enhanced play therapy at four of FMC’s locations as well as a new school-based health center.

Grant Awarded: $10,500
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

Ironton- Lawrence County Community Action website


Kanawha Valley Home, Inc.

Counseling services and drug screening supplies for clients of this residential treatment home.

Grant Awarded: $11,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Kanawha Valley Home, Inc. website


KPCC Counseling

Facilitator assistance for the “Families Motivating Recovery” addiction support group for families and loved ones of those struggling with addiction.

Grant Awarded: $6,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

KPCC Counseling website


Lewis County Family Resource Network

Support for five “Try This” mini- grant projects directed at addressing chronic disease and obesity.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Lewis County Family Resource Network website


Marshall University Research Corporation

Establishment of the “Southern West Virginia Blessing Box Community Pantry Project” by providing two community ‘Blessing Boxes’ in each of the Foundation’s nine West Virginia counties that will provide nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items, and baby supplies.

Grant Awarded: $50,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

Marshall University Research Corporation website


Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.

Support and training for autism assessment, therapeutic rehabilitation, and play therapy supplies at locations in Boyd, Carter, and Greenup counties in Kentucky.

Grant Awarded: $14,360
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. website


R L B Ministries/Backpack Buddies

Food, cleaning, clothing, and hygiene supplies to meet increased pantry need as well as support to launch a new infant pantry.

Grant Awarded: $23,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc. website


Rea of Hope, Inc.

Support for resident needs including clothing, medications, uniforms, hygiene, and household supplies.

Grant Awarded: $10,000
Focus Area: Substance Use Disorder

Rea of Hope, Inc. website


Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc.

Integration of a holistic mental health and life skills program curriculum into the existing programming of two residential recovery homes.

Grant Awarded: $21,000
Focus Area: Substance Use Disorder

Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc. website


Religious Coalition for Community Renewal

Lockers and cleaning equipment for a new “Transitional Storage Facility,” which will offer safe storage of personal belongings for individuals experiencing homelessness on the East End of Charleston.

Grant Awarded: $20,172
Focus Area: Health and Wellness

Religious Coalition for Community Renewal website


River Valley Child Development Services

Support for the “Baby Bites Pantry and Care Closet” through food items, care closet items, and promotional materials.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

River Valley Child Development Services website


Ronald McDonald House of Huntington, WV

Food assistance for families staying at the House while their infant receives treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome at Cabell Huntington Hospital or Lilly’s Place.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

River Valley Child Development Services website


Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky

Access to art therapy for women and children who have become victims of domestic violence.

Grant Awarded: $5,000
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

River Valley Child Development Services website


Scioto Christian Ministry

Supplies for a job readiness program for individuals experiencing homelessness and for Covid-19 related safety supplies for its homeless shelter and food pantry.

Grant Awarded: $9,022.06
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Scioto Christian Ministry website


Sostento, Inc.

Expanding current public health outreach efforts in Lincoln and Logan counties in West Virginia by funding peer recovery workers who conduct community outreach to people in active addiction.

Grant Awarded: $20,540
Focus Area: Substance Use Disorder

Scioto Christian Ministry website


St. Vincent Mission, Inc.

Support for gardening equipment and supplies to strengthen a sustainable agriculture program for individual and community gardens.

Grant Awarded: $5,119
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

St. Vincent Mission, Inc. website


Steven A Hunter Hope Fund

Food assistance for backpack program that assists food insecure school youth in Scioto County, Ohio school system.

Grant Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

Steven A Hunter Hope Fund website


The David School

Food assistance for food insecure students attending a non-traditional school serving at-risk youth.

Grant Awarded: $15,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

The David School website


The Education Alliance

Development of a “Student Mental Health Toolkit” for use by mentors working with students in Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, and Wayne Counties.

Grant Awarded: $10,060
Focus Area: Mental and Behavioral Health

The Education Alliance website


United Way of Central WV

Food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene assistance for clients of food pantries and WV 211.

Grant Awarded: $23,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

United Way of Central WV website


West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition

Expands the “SNAP Stretch” and “Farm to Senior” programs across the Foundation’s West Virginia counties to make the purchase of fruits and vegetables more affordable and more accessible for low income individuals, especially children and seniors.

Grant Awarded: $47,000
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition website


West Virginia Health Right, Inc.

Support food supplies needed for cooking classes for patients participating in S.C.A.L.E.® (Sustainable Change and Lifestyle Enhancement) weight loss project.

Grant Awarded: $4,200
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness

West Virginia Health Right, Inc. website


Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Marketing, design, printing, and patient incentive support for the “Hiking for Health” project in Mingo County, West Virginia, which will promote physical activity along underutilized trails through increased wayfinding signage, collaborative social support, a guided hike series, and improved communications.

Grant Awarded: $16,620
Focus Area: Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder

Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Inc. website


Wings of Hope

Support for community center programming expenses for exercise, gardening, and cooking classes for at-risk youth and older adults.

Grant Awarded: $25,446.02
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health; Substance Use Disorder; Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

Wings of Hope website


YMCA of Huntington

Food assistance for the “Fuel for Kids” after school program and equipment for the “Kids in Motion” nutrition, fitness, and healthy lifestyle program.

Grant Awarded: $15,227
Focus Area: Food Insecurity; Health and Wellness; Mental and Behavioral Health

YMCA of Huntington website

Core Priorities

Pollen8

Pollen8 will implement an administrative expansion plan to increase its capacity to provide prevention, treatment, and reintegration programs for women with substance use disorder. Plans include the creation of promotional materials, development of a staff handbook and corresponding client workbook, and implementation of a comprehensive evaluation plan.

Grant Awarded: $268,349
Funding Priority: Substance Abuse Disorder

Pollen8 Website


Recovery Point West Virginia

Recovery Point West Virginia will expand the service area and conduct strategic planning for its Routes to Recovery social enterprise transportation service, which provides transportation for people to and from substance use disorder treatment, recovery-related appointments, and employment opportunities.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder

Recovery Point WV Website


St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare will partner with Pathways, Inc. and the Boyd County and Greenup County jails to implement the First Day Forward program with men and women incarcerated for misdemeanor charges who self-identify as having substance use disorder. Pathways peer recovery support specialists will meet regularly with First Day Forward participants nearing their release dates to provide cognitive life skills education, create personalized pre- and post-release plans, and assist with obtaining documentation and applying for benefits.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder

St. Claire HealthCare


Unlimited Future, Inc.

Through the Neighborfood Ecosystem Initiative, Unlimited Future will foster urban agricultural entrepreneurship and increase local food access by formalizing a cooperative network of at least 10 community gardens and small-scale growers in the Fairfield neighborhood of Huntington. Unlimited Future will provide garden partner teams with free training and technical support to increase knowledge of sustainable gardening practices, coordinate shared labor and materials among gardens, and assist with safe transportation, processing, and distribution of produce grown in the ecosystem gardens.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Food Insecurity

Unlimited Future Inc. Website

Marshall University Research Corporation

The Marshall University Community Oral Health Team will pilot the integration of a comprehensive oral health component into an existing substance use disorder recovery program to address substance use-related oral cavity damage. The Community Oral Health Team will offer a combination of direct dental services and oral health education to 100 men enrolled at Recovery Point of Huntington. Services will be provided to participants on-site at Recovery Point, and those participants requiring more invasive services will receive care at the Marshall University Dental Clinic. Upon completion of the Recovery Point program, the Community Oral Health Team will assist participants in becoming an established patient with a dental practice in their home community.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder, Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation

Marshall University Research Corporation Website


Field of Hope Community Campus, Inc.

Field of Hope Community Campus, Inc. will establish residential and outpatient mental health services as a core program. The primary initial clients will be existing Field of Hope clients and students from the Gallia County local schools. As the program grows, it will offer mental health services to the community as well.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Field of Hope Community Campus Website


Cabell-Huntington Health Department

Cabell-Huntington Health Department, in collaboration with the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free West Virginia (CFTWV), will pilot an innovative tobacco cessation campaign across nine West Virginia counties using the Quit and Stay Quit Monday (QSQM) model. The project team will implement the QSQM campaign with three 12-week cohorts of up to nine worksites per cohort to provide cessation messaging and encourage West Virginia Tobacco Quitline utilization. The project team also will implement a 12-week campaign for a fourth cohort of up to nine local health departments in the targeted counties. Program materials will be made available at no cost on the CFTWV website, and the project team will implement a complementary public awareness component through advertising.

Grant Awarded: $259,933
Funding Priority: Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Cabell-Huntington Health Department website


Legal Aid of West Virginia

Legal Aid of West Virginia will implement a medical legal partnership to provide legal services to individuals in substance use disorder recovery. Approximately 100 clients will receive free legal services over the grant period. The medical legal partnership primarily will serve clients from Cabin Creek Health Systems, Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Project Hope for Women and Children and Hope House, and Rea of Hope Fellowship Home. As staffing capacity allows, the medical legal partnership may accept referrals from other sources to assist clients in substance use disorder recovery.

Grant Awarded: $288,457
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder

Legal Aid of West Virginia Website


Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, Inc.

The Ironton-Lawrence Community Action Organization (ILCAO) will launch a mobile behavioral health program across Lawrence County to provide behavioral health care to children and their families from the Lawrence County Early Childhood Academy, local public schools, and the county juvenile detention center. This project also will serve individuals of all ages residing in low-income housing communities and other rural locations with limited access to care. Services will be provided on a mobile, RV-style unit, which will function as a new site of Family Medical Centers. In addition to providing behavioral health services, providers will screen patients for individual needs and connect them with supplemental services.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Mental and Behavioral Health

Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization Website


Facing Hunger Food Bank

Facing Hunger Food Bank (FHFB) will collaborate with Williamson Health and Wellness Center (WHWC) to implement a medically indicated food box (MIFB) program for diabetic and pre-diabetic patients at WHWC. FHFB will coordinate five MIFB distributions each month. The MIFBs will be available for pickup at WHWC, at FHFB partner food pantries in Mingo County, or through scheduled home delivery.

Grant Awarded: $150,000
Funding Priority: Mental and Behavioral Health

Facing Hunger Food Bank Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State

This project will add one Match Support Specialist position to the Big Brother Big Sisters of the Tri-State (BBBSTS) staff team to enable the organization to match approximately 80 to 100 new children with adult mentors during the project period. The children added to the program will be removed from the organization’s waiting list and also be identified through outreach to schools in the Tri-State region. Mentors will be recruited using both virtual and in person recruitment tactics.

Grant Awarded: $67,460
Funding Priority: Mental Health

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State Website


Recovery Point West Virginia

Recovery Point West Virginia (WPWV) will address employment and transportation barriers by establishing a social enterprise initiative, which will provide employment for individuals in the later stages of recovery to work as drivers, providing treatment-related transportation to other individuals in the community who lack access to reliable transportation. RPWV will initiate this project in Huntington, and approximately six months later, in Charleston. The project will have two distinct revenue streams that will run concurrently. One revenue stream is the certification of RPWV as a vendor through the West Virginia Medicaid non-emergency transportation program (NEMT). The second revenue stream is a “fee for service” partnership in Cabell County with Creating Opportunities for Recovery Employment (CORE), Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment (PROACT), and the Appalachian Transportation Institute (ATI).

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder

Recovery Point WV Website


Shawnee Family Medical Center

This project will develop and implement a medically assisted treatment (MAT) opioid use disorder treatment program in Coal Grove, Lawrence County, Ohio. Program services offered by a multi-disciplinary team will include MAT (using suboxone and naltrexone), behavioral health groups, individual counseling, peer recovery supports, employment services, primary care, psychiatric care, self-help groups, and wrap-around services. The program expects to serve approximately 150 patients, primarily residents of Lawrence County, Ohio, during the grant period.

Grant Awarded: $300,000
Funding Priority: Substance Use Disorder; Mental and Behavioral Health

Shawnee Family Health Center


Stepping Stones, Inc.

West Virginia lacks sufficient community-based services and innovative programs to meet the growing needs of foster care youth and young adults who have been affected by physical and emotional abuse, homelessness, and the substance use disorder crisis. Through this project, Stepping Stones presents a promising model that will aid the surging numbers of foster care children in West Virginia. The Tiny Home Village, as part of the comprehensive “Youth Transition Project” will offer a supportive environment to these transitioning youth, ensuring their basic physical and safety needs are met, and providing them room to focus on the more complex tasks of becoming stable, productive, and happy adults.

Grant Awarded: $226,000
Funding Priority: Food Insecurity, Mental and Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder

Stepping Stones, Inc. Website


Williamson Health & Wellness Center

This multi-faceted project will support individuals in Opioid Use Disorder recovery at the recently opened WHWC Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program. The first component of this project will offer a weekly Meal Kits program for six months of each project year to approximately 40 individuals/families in year one and 60 individuals/families in year two. The second component of this project will focus on stigma reduction by hosting six community stakeholder forums with facilitation support from the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery. For the third project element, WHWC will work with a consultant to develop a comprehensive Peer Support Model to support patients in the MAT program.

Grant Awarded: $231,000
Funding Priority: Food Insecurity, Substance Use Disorder

Williams Health & Wellness Center Website

Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless

The Coalition will create a unique resource center that will provide needed supportive services to transitional youth (ages 16-24) to help them successfully transition to adulthood. The Center will be a centralized hub where community partners can offer collaborative, targeted services to meet their basic needs within a non-judgmental, empowering environment. It will be a safe place where youth can connect with one another or outreach workers, take a shower, wash clothes and be provided with food, access to health care, behavioral health and substance use services (including tobacco cessation). The Center will emphasize and support the development of healthy living, wellness, and decision-making skills.

Grant Awarded:  $299,200
Funding Priority:  Mental Health

Cabell-Huntington Coalition website


Catholic Charities of West Virginia

Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Center for Community Learning & Advancement (CCLA) will expand its current program model to focus on providing long-term education and career development supportive services to those in recovery from substance use disorder and/or mental health issues. The program is an innovative model of adult learning in which the instructor blends traditional adult education and classroom instruction with one-on-one time spent with learners on goal setting, supportive counseling, referrals to community providers, and pathways to work or higher education. .

Grant Awarded:  $275,980
Funding Priority:  Substance Use Disorder

Catholic Charities West Virgina website


Facing Hunger Food Bank

The Food Bank will implement a Back Pack Program in seven WV counties (Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne); 4 in Kentucky (Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence & Martin); & Lawrence Co, OH. This program will be offered to students who participate in the Free/Reduced Breakfast & Lunch programs at their schools. Additionally, the Food Bank will develop a MIFB/Food “Farmacy” food box program to address food insecurity for patients with health concerns such as chronic disease. The program will provide a 2- to 3-day emergency food supply with referrals to local hunger relief agency pantries. The Food Bank will also initiate a pilot project of the same programming with Kings Daughter Medical Center & Our Lady of Bellefonte to serve KY counties.

Grant Awarded:  $300,000
Funding Priority:  Food Insecurity

Facing Hunger website


Partners in Health Network, Inc.

Partners in Health will deliver the national, evidence based Catch My Breath (CMB), anti-vaping curriculum to at least 6 counties, 10 schools, and 2,400 students over the next two years. The CMB curriculum aims to prevent first use of tobacco products, especially e-cigarettes, among middle school students. Clinical staff from the Appalachian Pulmonary Health Project (APHP) organizations will partner with school administration, teachers, and parents to deliver the CMB curriculum. The APHP is a regional collaboration of the Grace Anne Dorney Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centers and is administered by the Partners in Health Network of Charleston, WV.

Grant Awarded:  $276,307
Funding Priority:  Tobacco Use, Prevention, and Cessation

Partners in Health Network website


University Physicians & Surgeons, Inc.

The Hope House will serve as a step-down residence to provide safe and supportive housing along with ongoing treatment for families who have experienced Substance Use Disorders (SUD) by expanding the continuum of care provided at Project Hope for Women & Children. Families will be provided safe and supportive housing, case management services as they work on their education or job training/placement, ongoing mental health services, including individual and group therapy, ongoing parenting, financial, health and wellness education, and certified peer navigation services. The Hope House will serve women who require and would benefit from a less intensive, community-based setting in order to maintain their recovery and re-engage in the community.

Grant Awarded:  $300,000
Funding Priority:  Substance Use Disorder

Marshall Health website


West Virginia Perinatal Partnership

The purpose of the Healthy Beginnings Project is to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in southern West Virginia by improving the care of pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorder (SUD) and their families and reducing smoking in pregnancy and nicotine/smoking harms to babies and young children. 

Grant Awarded:  $158,950
Funding Priority:  Tobacco Use, Prevention, and Cessation

West Virginia Perinatal Partnership


West Virginia Local Health, Inc.

Develop strategies to establish a regional infrastructure that enables ready and ongoing collaboration across county and state lines. Such an effort is critically needed to not only address unmet needs of the population at large, but especially at-risk population of those with substance use disorders, including illicit drugs and tobacco. Using an asset-based approach, the ‘Tri-State Collaboration’ will be established with support from West Virginia Local Health Inc., to engage local public health from Boyd County (KY), Cabell-Huntington (WV), Lawrence County (KY), Lawrence County (OH), and Wayne County (WV). The outcome will be development of the Collaboration to address population health priorities associated with the opioid epidemic in the five counties, engaging broader community partners in the process.

Grant Awarded:  $75,000
Funding Priority:  Substance Use Disorder

Capacity Building

Arranged in alphabetical order by Organization.
Click the organization name to learn more about them. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State
$11,320
Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless
$2,880
Catholic Social Services
$10,800
CONTACT Huntington, Inc.
$8,300
Domestic Violence Counseling Center
$1,970
Faith in Action of the River Cities, Inc.
$5,211
Golden Girl Group Home
$4,520
Harvest for the Hungry (First UMC)
$3,398
Huntington City Mission
$9,475
Inspiring Dreams Network
$3,291
Kanawha Valley Home, Inc.
$4,950
Kanawha Valley Senior Services, Inc.
$12,426
KPCC Counseling
$5,080
Larry Jo Harless Community Center
$11,572
Lincoln Family Resource Network
$9,479
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
$5,000
Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
$4,753
RLB Ministries/Backpack Buddies
$3,539
Rea of Hope, Inc.
$11,300
Recovery Group of Southern West Virginia, Inc.
$9,621
Religious Coalition for Community Renewal
$5,000
River Valley Child Development Services
$16,804
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington
$10,780
Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky
$8,000
Scioto County Health Coalition
$2,635
Sostento, Inc.
$3,0000
STAR Club, Inc.
$7,100
Stepping Stones, Inc.
$14,000
Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund
$3,000
TEAM for West Virginia Children, Inc.
$13,454
The Logan County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.
$4,960
Tri-State Local Foods, Inc.
$7,500
Tug Valley Recovery Shelter Association, Inc.
$2,485
Wayne County Community Services Organization
$3,041
West Virginia Institute for Spirituality
$6,618
WVROH Foundation
$5,000
Zion Child Development Center
$10,085

Arranged in alphabetical order by Organization.
Click the organization name to learn more about them.