June: Turning Collective Hope into Lasting Impact

A Guest Column From The Harvest Foundation Team  By India Brown, Program Officer  The Harvest Foundation’s Project Hope Initiative is well underway, and we are excited to collaborate with community members to spark inspiration and innovation. During the month of June, Ignite Hope sessions were held across Martinsville and Henry County. Facilitated by Reynolds Homestead […]

May: Taking Care of Our Mental Health

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller In today’s fast-paced world, mental health awareness has become a crucial topic of discussion. As our lives become increasingly digital and interconnected, it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking care of our mental well-being. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, there lies […]

City of Martinsville receives $2.8 Million for One Ellsworth Project

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2024 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Christian Martinez, Christian.Martinez@governor.virginia.gov Governor Youngkin Announces More Than $10 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds Investment will support community revitalization, industrial site development, and workforce development RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced over $10 million for seven Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) grants for […]

Visitor Spending Reached $70.4 Million in Martinsville – Henry County in 2022

Paddling at Philpott Lake in Bassett, Virginia.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beth Marshall Marketing & Communications Manager Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation 276.403.5946 bmarshall@yesmartinsville.com     Virginia reached $30.3 billion in visitor spending, returning to pre-pandemic levels Martinsville – Henry County, VA (January 25, 2024)– Visitor spending for Martinsville – Henry County reached $70.4 million, a 5.1 percent change over 2021. Tourism-supported […]

Project Hope grantees awarded $91,287 in funding

Nine (9) grant recipients with projects across Martinsville-Henry County will complete projects over the next year Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation’s Project Hope grants program awarded nine recipients a total of $91,287 during today’s grantee celebration at The TAD Space in Uptown Martinsville. Kate Keller, president of The Harvest Foundation, welcomed around 50 grant […]

September: A vital investment in Martinsville-Henry County’s future

A Guest Column from The Harvest Foundation Team We began our equity journey as an organization more than two years ago with the hope of furthering our vision and mission to serve Martinsville-Henry County. It is our vision for everyone who lives in MHC to share in the promise of a healthy, prosperous, and vibrant […]

Outdoor pickleball courts coming to Martinsville, Henry County

Pickleball players play a game at the Henry County Recreation Center

The City of Martinsville, County of Henry each received a $25,000 PUP grant to develop new outdoor pickleball courts Martinsville, Va. — Local pickleball players will have more options to enjoy the sport in Martinsville-Henry County with support from The Harvest Foundation’s PUP Small Grants Program. During today’s Pickleball Free-For-All event at the Henry County […]

Sharing Martinsville, Henry County health equity data

(MARTINSVILLE, VA) — What do current data say about the quality of life in Martinsville/Henry County? A briefing on Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at New College Institute, located at 191 Fayette St, Martinsville, will reveal just that. Anyone with interest is invited to attend. The West Piedmont Health District (WPHD), The Harvest Foundation and […]

June: Embracing Summer Activities & Building Community Connectivity

Kids playing at Philpott Lake

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller As the warm sun shines and nature flourishes, summer presents a unique opportunity to engage in activities that foster community connectivity. With longer days and plenty of local outdoor options, this season encourages us to come together, fellowship, and strengthen our bonds as neighbors. Whether you’re […]