BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon has announced its latest round of grants for its 2020 – 2021 Healthy Communities Initiative.
The organization was founded to further the goal of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters of improving the health of the community.
Foundation staff said they focus on health and wellness and leadership development initiatives in five counties.
“It could be for food insecurity, child abuse prevention, it could be training for staff, it could be foe education for some team members or education for community groups,” said Executive Director Janell Ray.
The foundation selected the following 13 nonprofit organizations to receive a total of $105,468 to support initiatives that contribute to healthy communities. Individual grant awards range from $1,500 to $15,000.
- Catholic Charities West Virginia – $5,630
- Centers Against Violence – $10,000
- Lewis County Family Resource Network – $12,000
- Lewis County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. – $6,500
- Libera, Inc. – $9,000
- Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council – $13,000
- Milan Puskar Health Right – $9,012
- Mountain CAP of West Virginia, Inc. – $4,366
- Nicholas County Family Resource Network – $8,060
- Randolph County Family Resource Network – $3,257
- Upshur County Senior Citizens Center – $8,085
- Upshur Parish House – $15,000
- Webster County Health Department – $1,557
The foundation was started with proceeds from the sale of St. Joseph’s Hospital and serves organizations in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph, Upshur and Webster Counties.