The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation


The Board of Trustees announces the New President and CEO

The Trustees have chosen Michelle Foster, Ph.D. as the new President and CEO of the Foundation.  She will begin February 8, 2016.  Click here for more information. 




West Side Community Needs Assessment Report

Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA) on behalf of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation has completed a Community Needs Assessment Report of the West Side of Charleston. The geographic area of this report was expanded beyond the Foundation’s original target footprint, to include the area bordered by Kanawha Boulevard, Stockton Avenue, the railroad tracks and Glenwood Avenue.


The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Foundation with information obtained directly from residents, beyond census data.  The information gathered by the assessment will facilitate educated decisions about the types of projects that would be beneficial to the West Side Residents. This information was gathered through door-to-door, boots on the ground conversations with the survey information preloaded on electronic tablets.  The assessment was conducted between  July to December 2015 and included a review of secondary data, a door-to-door survey of residnets and focus group discussions at an elementary school.


Click here for a copy of the West Side Needs Assessment Report.






Annual Report to the Community 



The Foundation will hold its 2015 Annual Report Meeting to the Community at the Clay Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4pm to 6 pm.  Leslie Crutchfield will be the guest speaker for the event.  Please click here for more information about the event.






Charitable Gift Cards

The Gift that Keeps on Giving


You purchase a Charitable Gift Card for any amount.  Give the card to a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, anyone you want to give a gift to.  They select the non-profit they want their gift card to support and that non-profit receives a contribution for the amount of the card.  You get the tax-deduction, they get to give the gift to the non-profit.  You can even purchase the card and give directly to the non-profit which they will redeem for the gift amount on the card.




To purchase a charitable gift card, please stop by our office (900 Lee Street, E, 16th Floor, Charleston, WV) or call us at 304-346-3620 or online here.





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