Recent News

Bassett Furniture Industries Employees Disaster Relief Fund

The Bassett Furniture Industries Employees Disaster Relief Fund has been established at MACF to provide assistance to employees of Bassett Furniture Industries (BFI) who have been impacted by a "qualified disaster” (as designated by the Federal Government). Applications must be completed and submitted to the Foundation for consideration. Instructions to apply for assistance are included in the application below. 

BFI Employee Disaster Relief Fund Application




Martinsville Area Community Foundation's (MACF) scholarship application is now open. MACF has 13 unique scholarships that will award more than $240,000 to local students this year. The application period will close at 4 p.m. on March 1, 2018. Interested students may learn more or apply online.

Spring Grant Cycle

Now accepting applications for the Special Interest Grants 

Community Partnerships

MACF is committed to strengthening the capacity of  local non-profits and building strong relationships.  Part of our mission is to promote and participate in collaborative efforts to shape a healthy, caring community. The Foundation actively seeks opportunities to build community partnerships. 

Coffee and Conversation 

As directors and staff of local agencies, we work in the nonprofit sector because we have a passion to make our community an even better place for all. But sometimes, our work can be so hectic and stressful and all-consuming that we forget to take time to find a quiet moment and just "think!" Ever wished you had a sounding board for that perhaps-crazy (perhaps-not?) idea that has been rattling around in your brain for awhile? Do you want to talk about tackling an issue in your organization or pitch a new approach in a confidential, neutral, and relaxed setting?

The first Tuesday of each month, MACF and the United Way of Martinsville Henry County offers "Coffee and Conversation." This is an opportunity for nonprofit directors and staff to join the Foundation and United Way directors for a cup of coffee and a collegial meeting to discuss potential opportunities, new projects, concerns or most anything on your mind. 

Coffee and Conversation is offered on the first Tuesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the MACF offices located in the Clocktower Building. Please call or email April Haynes at 276-656-6223 or to schedule a time, just so we can properly plan for that day.  

Community Matters: Nonprofit Tools for Success 

MACF also partners with the Nonprofit Leaders Network in its monthly "Community Matters: Nonprofit Tools for Success". Agencies have the opportunity to receive monthly professional trainings and programs on a topic of practical relevance to the day-to-day administration of nonprofits. Be sure to check out our events page for the latest information on these trainings.