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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

 

Grant Recipients

2017

-$10,000 awarded to Boys and Girls Club of the Blue Ridge to implement a Teen Empowerment program in partnership with the YMCA.
-$10.000 awarded to Grace Network of MHC for its Crisis Intervention program that provides financial assistance, combined with mentoring and referrals to families and individuals in crisis. 
-$10,000 awarded to Piedmont Community Services to provide the “Strengthening Families” program, a nationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high risk and general population families.
-$10,000 awarded to Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy to install a roof over one half of the riding ring to accommodate those riders with sun sensitivities and lessons can continue on hot and rainy days.

2016

- $13,000 awarded to The Piedmont VA Dental Health Foundation for the Community Dental Clinic.
-$11,000 awarded to The Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA for  relocating the Early Learning Center to Smith Memorial United Methodist Church.
-$10,000 awarded to Safetynet to provide further emergency financial assistance to area residents.

           2015

-$16,000 awarded to Grace Network to provide further crisis intervention services to area residents.
-$14,000 awarded to FOCUS on Youth/CASA for their "Court Appointed Special Advocate" program. 

2014

- $18,000 awarded to The Piedmont VA Dental Health Foundation for the Community Dental Clinic.
- $10,000 awarded to Citizens Against Family Violence for their "Guest Assistance" program.

2013

- $18,000 awarded to The Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA for the "Activate Bike Barn" and "Miles in Martinsville" programs.
- $10,000 awarded to Grace Network of MHC to provide financial assistance to qualified clients who are at risk of becoming homeless.

 2012

- $20,000 awarded to Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy to create the "Health, Horses and Heroes" program.
- $10,000 awarded to Citizens Against Family Violence for emergency shelter operations and support services for clients. 

 2011

- $20,000 awarded to The Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA to fund the "Girls on the Run" program.
- $10,000 awarded to Safetynet to provide further emergency financial assistance to area residents.

 2010

- $27,000 awarded to The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge for its "Steel Drum Orchestra" program.



*For more information on the Women in Philanthropy grant recipients and their stories, see our "Press Release" section.