Harvest releases RFP for Strategic Visioning and Planning

Proposals are due by 5PM EST on Oct. 20, 2020


About the Organization

The Harvest Foundation (Harvest) is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by the sale of
Memorial Hospital. The foundation seeks to invest in community initiatives that support economic
development within Martinsville-Henry County. To improve the community's health, educational
opportunity and quality of life, Harvest works to support organizations and projects that build and
maintain economic prosperity. To date, the foundation has invested more than $134 million in grant
dollars back into the community and has an annual grants budget of roughly $10-12 million.
More information on the organization is available at www.theharvestfoundation.org.  

Project Overview
Harvest is a private foundation focused on place-based investments (grantmaking) in the rural
communities of Martinsville City and Henry County, Virginia to address local challenges in health,
education, and community vitality. Harvest is at a crossroad, with a new President and embarking on
a strategic planning process to ensure our focus/work is inclusive and reflects the most pressing
needs of the community. The strategic planning process should focus on existing capacity of the
organization as well as opportunities for growth.

The current strategic plan was created in 2015 with a focus on building and maintaining economic
prosperity for the entire community. The organization is looking for a consultant to work with
Harvest to create a three to five-year strategic plan through a comprehensive, data-driven, and
participatory process.

Closing Submission Date
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm EST on October 20, 2020

Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to Sheryl Agee (contact information below) no
later than October 13, 2020. 

Sheryl Agee, Senior Operating Officer, sagee@theharvestfoundation.org 



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