"We want to make sure our process is user-friendly for nonprofits, and asks for information in a way that helps us make the most informed decisions for our community. "
- Sheryl Agee, Impact Officer/Team Leader - Harvest Foundation
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Eligibility

To be considered eligible for support from The Harvest Foundation, an organization must:

  • Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization or political subdivision eligible for charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code
  • Proposing a program that will directly serve the community of Martinsville and/or Henry County, Virginia
  • Proposing a program that will directly align with Harvest Foundation's Economic Development strategic focus around Workforce, Investment or Advocacy

Within The Harvest Foundation's geographic and focus interest areas, examples of grant activities or programs that may be considered include:

  • New programs or expansion of ongoing impactful programs where there is evidence that the applicant organization will be able to continue the program beyond the period of Foundation funding;
  • Replication, within Martinsville or Henry County, of practices proven successful elsewhere that address an identified local need;
  • Research or planning to inform program or local public policy decisions;
  • Policy-related work and legislative advocacy; and
  • Collaborative efforts with other nonprofits.

The Harvest Foundation does not fund:

  • Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation;
  • Direct grants to individuals including scholarships and fellowships;
  • Programs outside the geographic boundaries of Henry County;
  • Debt reduction;
  • Sectarian religious activities or direct political lobbying;
  • For profit organizations;
  • Medical research;
  • Direct replacement of discontinued government support;
  • Emergency funding or extremely time sensitive requests;
  • Grants that, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, are the responsibility of the government;
  • Endowment funds;
  • Grants to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County;
  • Requests that do not align with the Foundation's priorities and objectives; and
  • Organizations that do not adhere to the Foundation's application guidelines.


HOW TO APPLY

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