Elegibilidad en español

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 Strategic Focus & Objectives

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 the Sovah Health hospital system;
  • Requests that do not align with the Foundation's priorities and objectives; and
  • Organizations that do not adhere to the Foundation's application guidelines.


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