Harvest Youth Board plans second-annual community Books & Bunnies Event


Free event combines fun activities, egg hunts, and books to promote literacy to children ages 0-12 Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Youth Board invites local youth and their families to a fun event combining Easter egg hunts and interactive activities with books! On March 25 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Smith River […]

The Harvest Foundation welcomes new program officer for health, education

Sandy Strayer

Dr. Sandy Strayer will begin her role on July 3 Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation announced today the addition of Dr. Sandy Strayer as the new health and education program officer. She will begin her role at the foundation on July 3. “We are thrilled to welcome Sandy to our team following a months-long […]

The Harvest Foundation joins philanthropic coalition to support mental health education in Virginia

child mental health stock image

18 philanthropic foundations to collectively provide support for expanded training Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation is collaborating with 17 other philanthropic foundations throughout Virginia to fund expanded REACH behavioral health trainings for primary care providers treating children, adolescents and young adults across the Commonwealth. These foundations contributed more than $170,000 in an effort to […]

February: Celebrating the rich history of African Americans in Martinsville-Henry County

Moment's in MHC's Black History

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Throughout the month of February, we had the opportunity to celebrate — to celebrate love and the rich history of African Americans in our community, recognizing how well they go together.  This week we are partnering with the Fayette Area Historical Initiative (FAHI) to tell stories […]

Community Health Worker program grows in Martinsville, Henry County

United Way Community Health Workers

United Way of Henry County and Martinsville looks to hire Spanish-speaking Community Health Worker Martinsville, Va. — The United Way of Henry County and Martinsville looks to hire a Spanish-speaking Community Health Worker (CHW) to address health disparities within the Hispanic/Latino/Latinx communities in Martinsville-Henry County. The Harvest Foundation funded a $25,000 grant to support this […]

Virginia Housing Grants and Planning District Commissions Create New Housing Opportunities for Virginians


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2.1.23 CONTACT: Adrian Robinett (c) 276-971-0494 Adrian.Robinett@virginiahousing.com RICHMOND, VA- In 2021, Virginia Housing awarded a $40 million grant program to Virginia’s 21 Planning District Commissions (PDCs) to stimulate regional affordable housing initiatives. To date, the funds together with their respective PDCs have brought over 250 apartments and single-family homes to communities in […]

The Harvest Foundation welcomes Bassett, Korff to Board of Directors

Jeb Bassett-John Korff

Local residents Jeb Bassett, John Korff join 14-member board Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation welcomes two new members to its board of directors this year, Henry County resident John “Jeb” Bassett and Martinsville resident John Korff. Bassett is a lifelong resident of Henry County and said being considered to serve on the board of […]

Kelvin Perry to lead Harvest Foundation Board of Directors

Kelvin Perry

Perry marks history at the foundation as its first African American chairman Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors is under new leadership, electing Henry County resident Kelvin Perry as chairman. He is the first African American to serve in this role at the foundation. “It is a great honor to be a […]

January: A new year brings new possibilities

Uptown Martinsville Elephants on Parade Mural

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller A new year always brings with it optimism for possibilities. I believe it’s on all of us to harness these opportunities to continue making progress and making MHC a place for everyone. The running theme of the Level Up MHC Community Summit was to create a […]

Harvest funds programming to promote safe and secure housing in Martinsville, Henry County

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. Grant Photo

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. receives $428,230 over three years to reduce evictions Martinsville, Va. —  A three-year investment of $428,230 from The Harvest Foundation will enable Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. to expand its eviction reduction programming in Martinsville and Henry County. “We work closely with our community partners to create stronger systems for […]