"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 - 2008

$955,000 grant to aid development

Dec 18, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Nearly one million dollars in Harvest Foundation grant funds awarded to the Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) will be used to aid revitalization efforts in Martinsville and Henry County. - Read More

Uptown arena is reassessed

Dec 18, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Harvest remains committed to "making a transformational investment in uptown Martinsville" and the uptown site. - Read More

Harvest Foundation names director

Nov 11, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Allyson Rothrock has been named executive director of The Harvest Foundation. - Read More

Piedmont Governor's School gets robotics grant

Aug 29, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Henry County Schools and the Harvest Foundation have announced a three-year, $15,000 grant to the Piedmont Governor's School to support students on the FIRST Robotics Team. - Read More

Harvest awards new grant

Aug 28, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation will grant $80,000 to the Community foundation of Western Virginia, Inc. oh behalf of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation to go toward organization capacity building. - Read More

Local Girl Scouts get grant

Aug 27, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and The Harvest Foundation have announced the creation of the Martinsville Community Initiative Program to expand Girl Scouting in Henry County and Martinsville. - Read More

Blue Ridge PBS gets $47,747

Aug 26, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $47,747 grant to the Blue Ridge Public Broadcasting System to fund a series of programs highlighting performing arts across the Piedmont. - Read More

Harvest matches federal grant to stabilize uptown courthouse

Aug 24, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Grants and matching funds totaling more than $190,000 have been awarded to stabilize the old Henry Courthouse. - Read More

Professionals seek health care solutions

Aug 15, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Local health care providers are discussing ways to work together and improve access to medical care for needy patients. - Read More

Get up and get healthy

Aug 11, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Activate got me off the couch on a path to better health. - Read More

Institue charts growth

Jul 25, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The New College Institute (NCI) in Martinsville has seen many achievements since it opened two years ago, according to Executive Driector Barry Dorsey. - Read More

New College expanding

Jul 25, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: New degree programs and projected enrollment growth will prompt the New College Institute (NCI) to expand its facilities in uptown Martinsville soon. - Read More

Program brings fitness into workplace

Jun 12, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness has taken good health into the workplace. - Read More

Activate gives bikes to students

Jun 11, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Activate staff attended the award ceremonies for Albert Harris and Patrick Henry Elementary schools and the carnival at Martinsville Middle School to present bicycles to students who won them in drawings. - Read More

Guides help students pick college path

Jun 3, 2008 - For three years, the University of Virginia College Guide Program has been helping local students pursue higher education. - Read More

Coalition's aerobics classes draw hundreds

Jun 1, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Hundreds of people in Martinsville and Henry County are adopting healthier lifestyles with help of aerobics programs offered by the Martinsville-Henry county coalition for Health and Wellness with funding from the Harvest Foundation - Read More

Harvest to support student-led effort

May 20, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation announced Monday that it will provide $10,000 to fund a student-led effort to host activities for local teenagers that do not involve alcohol. - Read More

Nature program funded

May 15, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Virginia Museum of Natural History and The Harvest Foundation have announced a new initiative titled the Children and Nature Educational Network, in which nature will be used as an educational laboratory. - Read More

Harvest to aid center

May 14, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The Harvest Foundation has awarded Spencer-Penn School Preservation Organization a three-year, $144,972 grant. - Read More

Harvest funds grant to NCI

May 11, 2008 - The Harvest Foundation has announced a two-year, nearly $3.4 million grant to support efforts and programs of the New College Institute. - Read More

Spencer-Penn Centre gets $50,000 kitchen upgrade

Apr 23, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: 9th District U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher visited the facility to announce that the center has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency for new, commercial-quality kitchen equipment. - Read More

Groundbreaking for Smith River Sports Complex

Apr 13, 2008 - On Saturday, April 12, 2008 the official groundbreaking for the Smith River Sports Complex took place with approximately 70 people in attendance. - Read More

Harvest: Continuity of work is priority

Mar 28, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Maintaining the continuity of the Harvest Foundation's work following Tuesday's resignation of its executive director is the key focus of the foundation's interim director, Allyson Rothrock. - Read More

Harvest Director Resigns

Mar 27, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Harvest Foundation Executive Director Richard Killingsworth resigned, effective Tuesday. - Read More

Sports complex final plans aired; 2009 opening hoped

Mar 7, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Ground will be broken for the Smith River Sports Complex in early April and construction is expected to be completed in about 12 months (April, 2009), officials with The Harvest Foundation said Thursday. - Read More

HOPE's tax assistance adds site

Feb 29, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: The HOPE Initiative, a communitywide effort led by the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville, has expanded its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with a tax site at the Liberty Fair Mall. - Read More

Soccer complex bids reviewed

Feb 22, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Ground could be broken for a new soccer complex in Henry County during the next few weeks, according to The Harvest Foundation. Contractor, design plans may be released soon. - Read More

Uptown, trail getting spruced up

Feb 3, 2008 - Martinsville Bulletin: Plans are under way to enhance uptown Martinsville and its new rail trail, using a $131,822 one-year grant. The Harvest Foundation awarded the money to Gateway Streetscape Foundation in December. - Read More

Dan River Basin Association efforts encourage environmental stewardship and outdoor recreation

Jan 10, 2008 - The Harvest Foundation has awarded the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) a one-year grant of $216,076 for its "Community Connections through Rivers and Trails" project in Martinsville-Henry County. - Read More

Statewide program collaborates with area leaders for a network of successful change

Jan 10, 2008 - LEAD VIRGINIA, a statewide leadership program, has received a grant from The Harvest Foundation in the amount of $50,000 over two years. - Read More

PHCC initiative offers innovative afterschool enrichment programming

Jan 10, 2008 - Patrick Henry Community College received a grant from The Harvest Foundation for $504,560 to continue support of the Martinsville Henry County After Three (MHC After 3) initiative. - Read More



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