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Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation

Post Office Box 1682
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
United States

Mission

To create a tradition of charitable giving and enhance the quality of life of the people of the Greenbrier Valley by accepting contributions, managing funds and making charitable distributions

Most Meaningful Change

While our unrestricted community fund is too small to sustain a granting program, we have been working in other ways to fulfill our mission of supporting the nonprofit community. We administer many agency funds that continue to grow and make important distributions. In addition, we have improved communication and cooperation among the more than 160 nonprofits that operate in our area by compiling a shared contact list and hosting meetings for executive and development directors. We also act as a fiscal sponsor for groups that have charitable purposes and need a financial agent.

1999 Year Founded
$5,700,000 Endowment Value
$219,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

57,700

Identifying Information
OrganizationGreater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box 1682
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownLewisburg
State / RegionWest Virginia
ZIP / Postal Code24901
CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
Map Address (If Different)109 South Jefferson Street
Map City / Town (If Different)Lewisburg
Map State / Region (If Different)WV
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)24901
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone304-645-5620
Emailinfo@gvfoundation.org
Websitewww.gvfoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Courtney Smith, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameCourtney Smith
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo create a tradition of charitable giving and enhance the quality of life of the people of the Greenbrier Valley by accepting contributions, managing funds and making charitable distributions
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced57,700
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members12
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$876,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$530,795
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$69,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$219,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$5,700,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsDid not answer
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionFair amount
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingLittle
ChildrenLot
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesNot at all
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentRarely
Leadership developmentRarely
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingNever
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting much worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesDid not answer
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsDo not work in this sphere
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workNo
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingN/A
Stronger civil societyN/A
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWhile our unrestricted community fund is too small to sustain a granting program, we have been working in other ways to fulfill our mission of supporting the nonprofit community. We administer many agency funds that continue to grow and make important distributions. In addition, we have improved communication and cooperation among the more than 160 nonprofits that operate in our area by compiling a shared contact list and hosting meetings for executive and development directors. We also act as a fiscal sponsor for groups that have charitable purposes and need a financial agent.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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