Huntington West Virginia's Ritter Park fountain

2nd Quarter 2017 21st Century Grant Recipients Announced

SECOND QUARTER 2017 FUNDING CYCLE - 21st CENTURY ENDOWMENT FUND
FOUNDATION FOR THE TRI-STATE COMMUNITY, INC.

HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM AND VILLAGE. WEST VIRGINIA
$3,500.00
HERITAGE FARM PAVILION
Heritage Farm currently hosts music, dance, and educational events in a building with a dirt floor.  The Farm is upgrading the dirt floor to a concrete one, and seeks funding for a portable dance floor that can be placed on top of the concrete floor to safely accommodate dance groups and other special events.  The project will result in a more versatile space in which food may be served and museum artifacts may be displayed.  This grant is contingent upon raising sufficient funds to complete the project.

HIGHLANDS MUSEUM AND DISCOVERY CENTER…………………………………….KENTUCKY
…………………………………………………………………………………………...$735.75
History Investigator Workshops for Students
Two new educational programs, Artifact Investigator and Photograph Investigator, have been created as hands on, portable workshops for students who will see these historic items and be trained to handle historic artifacts and photos with care.  The museum will now be able to offer these as part of their outreach program to local schools, allowing museum staff to reach children despite schools’ limited travel budgets.

APPALACHIAN FOOTHILLS HOUSING AGENCY, INC. ………………………………………...Kentucky
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………$2,243.48
Family Self-Suffciency Computer Lab and Outreach Project
The AFHA administers the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program which assists very low income families with their housing costs on a private rental unit. These same families need access to computers to help with furthering their education and searching for employment.  This project will provide a computer lab for the families to use to compose letters, applications and resumes.

CITIZENS CONSERVATION CORPS WEST VIRGINIA
$1,462.50
GREATER HUNTINGTON PARKS WV ARROW TO THE SUMMIT COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE
As the Boy Scouts National Jamboree occurs in Beckley this summer, Boy Scouts from around the country will be traveling through West Virginia.  In order to offer the scouts a mechanism to give back to West Virginia while they are here, the Citizens Conservation Corps has helped arrange service projects in each county in West Virginia.  The Wayne County project will be construction of a 1,325 ft. trail behind the lodge at Camp Mad Anthony Wayne.  The Foundation’s grant will provide partial support for necessary equipment for completion of the project.  This grant is contingent upon raising sufficient funds to complete the project.