Frequently Asked Questions
General contact information for The Harvest Foundation can be found on the Contact Us page of this website. The email addresses for each staff member can be found on his or her Staff Profile. Our main telephone number is (276) 632-3329 and emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board members are not to be lobbied by grant seekers. Inquiries will be forwarded to individual staff and board members as appropriate. Please send all inquiries to The Harvest Foundation at P.O. Box 5183, Martinsville, VA 24115, or to email@example.com.
To be eligible for consideration of support from The Harvest Foundation, an organization must: be classified as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization; be located within, or have its program focused within, Martinsville or Henry County, Virginia; and propose a project/program that aligns with The Harvest Foundation’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.
The Harvest Foundation will consider funding through a fiscal agent as long as the fiscal agent’s information and signatures are included within the grant application process.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with General Responsive grants reviewed quarterly by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors.
PUP! Small Grants and Harvest Youth Board grants as reviewed as proposals are submitted.
The Harvest Foundation Staff commits to keeping Applicant Organizations continually informed throughout the Grants Application Process. For more information, please contact The Harvest Foundation at (276) 632-3329.
The Harvest Foundation will only fund grant proposals within its focus area that meet all eligibility requirements. In the past grants have been considered for: new programs or expansion of ongoing successful programs where there is evidence that the applicant organization will be able to continue the program beyond the period of Foundation funding; replication of practices proven successful elsewhere; research to inform program or local public policy decisions; project evaluation; strategic planning; organization capacity building; programmatic capital expenditures; publications and public information projects; and collaborative efforts with other nonprofits. For more information about prior grants and grant guidelines go to the Search for Prior Grants and Grant Eligibility pages.
The Harvest Foundation does not fund: institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation; direct grants to individuals including scholarships and fellowships; programs outside the geographic boundaries of Martinsville-Henry County; debt reduction; sectarian religious activities or direct political lobbying; for-profit organizations; medical research; direct replacement of discontinued government support; emergency funding or extremely time sensitive requests; grants that, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, are the responsibility of the government; endowment funds; and grants to the Sovah Health hospital system.
No. All proposals are considered based on the same criteria.
The Harvest Foundation receives many requests and not all of the requests will be selected for funding. If you have any questions about why your proposal was rejected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (276) 632-3329.
All grant recipients are required to provide The Harvest Foundation with progress reports according to the schedule set in the Letter of Agreement. These reports include documenting progress and expenditures, as well as providing images or comments about the project or program.
Program staff monitor all grants and grant reports and will perform site visits as appropriate prior to each report date. Program staff reserve the right to request audits and/or site visits at any time. If these requirements are not met by the grantee, funding will be discontinued and the Foundation may require a refund of any or all previous payments.