April: Thinking Differently to Find Solutions

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A Guest Column from The Harvest Foundation Team By Sheryl Agee, Senior Operating Officer What do you think is easier — Learning something new or taking time to rethink and unlearn a belief you have? Often, we favor opinions that make us feel good instead of ideas that make us think hard. The Harvest Foundation […]

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 […]

March: Supporting and Empowering Nonprofits

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From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Supporting the nonprofit community is core to Harvest’s mission of creating a welcoming community where all can thrive. The community is best served when nonprofits can provide quality and consistent services. In a world with limited resources, growing and sustaining a quality nonprofit can be challenging. […]

February: Tackling the Talent Shortage

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We all hear on the news that there is a talent shortage, and if you are responsible for hiring people at your work, you most certainly have felt the pain. MHC and communities like ours feel this more intensely than larger communities due to fewer residents, and our challenge to recruit people — especially those […]

Martinsville receives $189,500 grant for brownfield remediation at former BB&T building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2024 CONTACTS: Office of the Governor Contact: Christian Martinez Email: Christian.Martinez@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development Partnership Contact: Suzanne Clark Email: sclark@vedp.org Six Virginia Communities to Receive Grants to Support Restoration of Brownfield Sites Grants totaling over $1.7 million awarded from Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund RICHMOND, VA – […]

January: Feedback helps us grow

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Continuous improvement is a cornerstone of our foundation’s ethos. At Harvest, we are committed to being perpetual learners, drawing insights from both our successes and missteps to be an effective partner for our community. One tool in this quality improvement journey is the Grantee Perception Survey, […]

LeGrant, Frazier tapped to join The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors

Martinsville residents DelShana LeGrant and Laura Frazier will join the 15-member board Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation today announced the addition of two new members joining its Board of Directors this year, Martinsville residents DelShana LeGrant and Laura Frazier. “We are fortunate to have DelShana and Laura onboard to share their expertise and leadership […]

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

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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 […]

The Harvest Foundation releases results from 2023 Grantee Perception Survey

Survey asks grantees for honest feedback on staff interactions, grant processes from Harvest Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation released results from its 2023 Grantee Perception Report, conducted by The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). The survey, conducted over May and June of 2023, was sent to all organizations that applied for funding from The […]