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Disaster Relief Fund

An effective response, regardless of where a natural disaster occurs, requires sustained involvement on behalf of donors, responding organizations and a myriad of other actors.  The bulk of disaster dollars are often allocated during the emergency humanitarian relief phase (with a focus on emergency food, shelter, water, sanitation and health care).  Emergency relief is vital.  Still, experts agree that disaster relief dollars are insufficient to meet the medium- and long-term needs of disaster-affected communities. 

 Community Foundation of Western Virginia, Inc. (d/b/a Foundation for Roanoke Valley and Martinsville Area Community Foundation) has established a Disaster Relief Fund in order to respond to  catastrophic events as they occur.

 How will the Disaster Relief Funds be used?

100% of all donations (except any online credit card processing fees) will be used to respond to the complete timeline of the disaster management effort: from immediate relief to recovery, and then to reconstruction and rebuilding.

Who will the funds support?

The Disaster Relief Fund will support nonprofit organizations and public entities that have a defined role in short-term and long-term recovery efforts by providing critical services to individuals, families and communities impacted by the disaster.  Each nonprofit or public entity who receives disaster relief funds will be carefully vetted by the Foundation to insure the most effective and efficient use of the monies raised.

How can I make a donation?

Donations can be made online here. Checks can be mailed to Martinsville Area Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1124, Martinsville, VA  24114. Please designate your gift for “Disaster Relief”.  Donor Advisors may also recommend a grant to the Disaster Relief Fund by submitting a Donor Advised Fund Grant Recommendation Form.  All gifts are tax-deductible.

Friends of The Foundation

Become a Friend of the Foundation

Martinsville Area Community Foundation brings good people and good causes together. We are indebted to the many people who have helped and continue to help build a strong and vibrant foundation to serve our unique and wonderful community. Our Friends of the Foundation program is a great way to get involved with the Foundation. The Friends program honors donors who provide annual support of $500 or more to be split between our Martinsville Area Unrestricted Fund and our Administrative Fund. This enables us to address a wide variety of important local needs and provides us with the support necessary to carry out our daily work in the community. Friends are recognized in our annual report, website, and other publications as well as at events.

Please consider making an investment in our continuing work by becoming a "Friend of the Foundation."

Friends of the Foundation Fiscal Year 2018

Mr. Jim B. Frith Jr.-Partner 
Marilyn B. Hooker-Partner 
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Lester- Partner 
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Madonia- Ambassador contribution in memory of Ivy. C. Stone & Clay Gravely  
Mr. Stephen Crickard - Partner 
Marjorie Sutton Memorial Foundation- Partner 
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Pace- Ambassador
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pinkard- Partner
Mr.and Mrs. Sam Tate - Ambassador
Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Chaney - Partner 
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Mallinak-Partner
Rev. Dr. Clarence L. Reaser - Partner contribution in memory of Bill & Carolyn Franck 
Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Huddle- Ambassador 
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hensley- Partner
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Pannill- Ambassador
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ehrat- Partner   


Friends of the Foundation Fiscal Year 2017
Mr. Worth H. Carter, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Smith Chaney 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ehrat
Mr. James B. Frith Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hensley 
Ms. Marilyn B. Hooker 
Mr. and Mrs. Gideon C. Huddle 
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Lester 
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Madonia
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Pannill
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Pinkard 
Mr. and Mrs. William R. Reynolds
Mr.and Mrs. Williams A. Sibbick
Marjorie Sutton Memorial Foundation 
Dr. and Mrs. Edward P. Snyer 
 Mrs. Margaret S. Toms