"Without support and funding from Harvest, we would be unable to develop, promote and sustain initiatives to address health issues and work toward a healthier future for Martinsville and Henry County. "
- Barbara Jackman, Executive Director - MHC Coalition for Health and Wellness
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News Releases - 2003

Sizing up the region

Dec 12, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin: Despite a shrinking and undereducated work force, Henry County and Martinsville's business climate still is competitive, according to an analysis done for a local economic development study. - Read More

PHCC to Expand Health Programs

Dec 11, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin: Patrick Henry Community College will expand its nursing and other health care programs to serve more students and fill more jobs in the community with the help of a grant from The Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Foundation Gives New Grants

Dec 10, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation on Tuesday awared its second round of grants, showering a total of $1.3 million on programs and projects ranging from Gateway Streetscape Foundation greenhouse to school efforts to improve math and literacy. - Read More

Microloan Program to Begin

Nov 18, 2003 - Incubator Program to Aid Entrepreneurs - Read More

Profile is first step for future

Oct 19, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin Editorial:  The Economic and Demographic Profile of Martinsville and Henry County has painted a bleak picture of the area. We should remember that it is just the first step in a process designed to lead to a better future. - Read More

Forum Keys on Future

Oct 16, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin:  A multifaceted approach to development stressing education and training is the key to rebuilding the local economy, according to state Sen. John H. Chichester, R-Fredericksburg. - Read More

The whys and hows of the Market Street economic assessment

Oct 16, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin:  The economic development analysis being done locally is expected to serve as a "road map" for developers to pull the city and county out of their economic funk, according to those involved in the effort. - Read More

Profile lists revealing statistics

Oct 16, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin:  The economic development analysis being done locally is expected to serve as a "road map" for developers to pull the city and county out of their economic funk, according to those involved in the effort. - Read More

Situation is critical

Oct 16, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin:  Henry County and Martinsville need a comprehensive, sustainable economic development strategy if the area is to address four key concerns, according to an economic and demographic profile of Henry County and Martinsville. - Read More

Martinsville group awards more than $2 million in grants

Aug 27, 2003 - Roanoke Times: Martinsville group awards more than $2 million in grants. The grants range from $8,500 to $384,639 over six-month to three-year periods. - Read More

Harvest Foundation gives $2.5 million to 14 groups

Aug 27, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin: Assistance for displaced workers, economic development, funding for the arts and public health and safety were among the recipients of grants announced Tuesday by The Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Grant to aid schools

Aug 21, 2003 - Martinsville Bulletin - Area schools, both public and private, may get a boost in funds next year through a Harvest Foundation grant program focused on improving the teaching of language arts and math. - Read More

Foundation Director discusses the Foundation's grant program

Jun 22, 2003 - Proceeds from the Memorial Hospital sale will earn about $7 million in interest annually. That money will be given out in grants to local organizations involved in health, education and welfare projects. - Read More

Foundation ready to meet grant-seekers

Jun 15, 2003 - The foundation will begin meetings with representatives of charitable organizations and groups to show them how to apply for foundation grants. - Read More

Harry E. Cerino Named Director

Mar 30, 2003 - After a seven-month search, Harry E. Cerino has been named executive director of The Harvest Foundation in Martinsville. - Read More

The Harvest Foundation partnering with local schools to assess needs

Feb 14, 2003 - The Harvest Foundation has begun a comprehensive needs assessment of the school systems in Martinsville and Henry County. The effort will guide the development of a program focused on improving educational performance. - Read More

The Harvest Foundation Names Investment Consultant

Jan 13, 2003 - Consulting firm to assist in developing investment policies for foundation's $150 million in assets - Read More



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