May: Building Community Connectedness

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller Hopefully, by now you have heard of Project Hope. We launched Project Hope last year to simultaneously celebrate our 20th Anniversary and to activate a component of our current strategic plan — building community connectedness. Last year was a great success, and we are building on […]

April: We all deserve an MHC filled with hope and positivity

Project Hope 2023 Community Listening Session at Bassett High School

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller I’m inspired by the hope builders in our community who’ve shared their dreams and ideas with us in our Project Hope Community Listening Sessions this week. We’ve heard from school administrators, teachers, parents, retirees, and other members of our community who are concerned about their neighborhoods […]

Martinsville-Henry County residents encouraged to attend community listening sessions

Project Hope 2022 Grant Recipients

  The Harvest Foundation will host a series of listening sessions to invite community members to brainstorm potential projects, programs to build hope in their neighborhoods Martinsville, Va. — The Harvest Foundation is hosting a series of Community Listening Sessions to hear directly from Martinsville-Henry County residents about potential projects and programs that can build […]

March: Growing toward community-engaged leadership

Nonprofit-Breakfast-2022

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller  Martinsville-Henry County is a community of reinvention. Local industry evolved from farming and tobacco to thriving textile and furniture operations. Now, we’re making our own path in manufacturing, small business, and entrepreneurship. We learned that diversity in thought, industry, and business makes us a stronger community. […]

September: Who We Are – Exploring Our Values

Values Word Cloud

From the desk of Harvest President Kate Keller Values are our guardrails that help us navigate the world. They are no different for an organization as they are for us individually. An organization’s values make a statement to the world about what they believe in and how they behave. As Harvest wrapped up its strategic […]

FAHI works to expand museum, explore potential for growth

Fayette Area Historical Initiative Grant 2022

Martinsville, Va. — Building a sustainable organization to collect and preserve the history of Martinsville’s Fayette Street Neighborhood, and African-American history throughout the community is essential for one Martinsville-based nonprofit. FAHI (Fayette Area Historical Initiative) received a three-year grant of $254,468 from The Harvest Foundation to grow the capacity of the museum to develop and implement […]

Harvest Foundation marks 20 years of progress, hope in Martinsville-Henry County

2021 Annual Report Cover

Martinsville, Va. — Marking 20 years of serving Martinsville-Henry County, The Harvest Foundation officially celebrates its anniversary by releasing a special annual report and encouraging community members to bring hope to their neighborhoods. Bill Kirby, chairman of The Harvest Foundation Board of Directors, remarked on Harvest’s growth over the past two decades during the Aug. […]

August: Marking 20 years of progress and hope in MHC

Bill Kirby, Harvest Foundation President

From the desk of Harvest Foundation President Kate Keller This month we mark the 20th Anniversary of The Harvest Foundation. We’ve been celebrating all year internally, but this month our community celebration begins with the launch of our 20th Anniversary Report and the big announcement of Project Hope. Both of these help us to see […]

Uptown Partnership Appoints Tim Hall as Interim Executive Director

Uptown Partnership Interim Executive Director Tim Hall

Martinsville, VA (Tuesday, August 30, 2022) – Uptown Partnership announced today that Tim Hall has been named interim executive director and will succeed Kathy Deacon, who recently announced plans to step down from the role in September. Hall will lead the organization as the board conducts a search for a permanent director. “We could not […]