The Beckley Area Foundation is happy to announce that we will be opening up our Students First application window August 3, 2020. This application will be open to all pre-k through 12th grade teachers located in Raleigh County. Each grant may fund up to $500 for each project, and teachers are encouraged to submit their two best applications.
This program began in 1996 to offer a special grant opportunity classroom teachers. It is designed to provide funding support for creative and innovative instructional projects. BAF, with the support of the Carter Family Foundation, have granted over $310,000 for classroom projects since the program's inception.
We are very thankful for the response we have seen from our community regarding CERF. The donations we received have been used to grant $62,620.84 to nineteen different nonprofit organizations in Raleigh County and surrounding areas. Below is a list of nonprofits in our community who we have supported during this time.
Bread of Life The purchase of supplies for their food pantry.
Raleigh County Commission on Aging The purchase of food for their local pick-up or home delivery seniors program.
One Voice WV The purchase of food to support the Food for Angels program.
Beckley Dream Center The purchase of food for children, unemployed and the elderly in our community.
Crab Orchard Baptist Church The purchase of food to assist their Neighbors on Wheels program to help low-income communities.
Helping Hands The purchase of food and supplies to help Raleigh County residents who cannot afford food.
McDowell County Commission on Aging The purchase of food boxes for seniors and disabled individuals.
The Carpenter's Corner The purchase of supplies to support their take-out feeding program.
Salvation Army The purchase of food boxes for unemployed and low-income families.
Five Loaves and Two Fishes Food Bank, Inc. The purchase of food for their summer feeding program.
The Itmann Food Bank The purchase of food for their food pantry.
Quota Club of Beckley Matching funds to support their Empty Bowls program that supports ten local food pantries.
Women's Resource Center Purchase of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items.
City of Gary, Police Dept. The purchase of Automatic Electronic Defibrillators for first responder units in McDowell County.
Catholic Charities of WV, Webster Springs Purchase of food and personal care items.
Food for Body and Soul The purchase of food for senior citizens and low-income families.
God's Grace Ministry The purchase of food boxes for low-income families and seniors.
Raleigh County Community Action Association The purchase of food for low-income individuals in Raleigh, McDowell and Wyoming counties.
City of Beckley, Parks and Recreation Dept. The purchase of school supply kits for the summer feeding program.
If you are interested in donating, you may donate online by clicking the button below, or make a check payable to Beckley Area Foundation with CERF in the memo line.
Please mail your check to Beckley Area Foundation, 129 Main Street, Ste 301, Beckley, WV 25801