Why be a part of the Community Foundation?

Service:  GVCF accepts and acknowledges contributions in many forms.  It establishes investment policies, conducts investment reviews, provides quarterly statements, and awards grants according to the parameters of each fund agreement.

Ease:  Creating a fund is simple and quick, requiring minimal paperwork and no fees. 

Security:  Assets are managed by investment professionals at area trustee banks.

Diversification:  Funds are aggregated to provide maximum diversity and strength in the investment portfolio.  Each fund earns the same return regardless of size.  At the start of 2018, the foundation had over $14.3 million in assets.

Accountability:  Receipts and expenditures are independently reviewed and fully disclosed to the public.  Copies of IRS filings are available online and in the Community Foundation’s office.

The foundation administers the fund in the fund sponsor’s behalf.

Perpetuity:  Gifts become part of a perpetual trust with income continuing through the years to support projects chosen by the donor. 

Economy: Accounting, legal, and other administrative expenses are covered by a modest charge against the income of each fund. 

Tax Benefits:  As a publicly supported organization, GVCF offers maximum deductibility for income, gift, and estate tax purposes.



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How does it work?


Funds can be created with a minimum gift and built over a five-year period or started immediately with a $10,000.00 donation.


The principal of each fund is invested with trustee banks to produce distributable income. 


After a year’s incubation period, the fund will begin to make distributions to selected nonprofit organizations.  The foundation’s goal is to distribute 5% each year; however, distributions cannot invade historic gift value (principal). 


Distributions are made at an annual event in March.  Scholarship awards are mailed directly to the students’ schools.


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How else can I give?

In addition to establishing a fund, gifts can be made to any existing fund.  The Community Foundation accepts both outright and deferred gifts in many forms including cash, checks, publicly traded securities, real estate, and bequests.  Donations can also be made via PayPal on the “Donations/Contact” page.


GVCF acknowledges all donations for tax purposes.  It also sends acknowledgments to family members when memorial gifts are made. 

Board of Directors

Bill Shiflet, Chairman
Ron Fleshman, Vice Chairman

Jo Long, Secretary

Elizabeth Spangler, Treasurer
Diane Browning

Phillip Cain

Matt Ford

Ellen Goodwin
David Hambrick

Nathaniel Harris

Twana Jackson

Paulette Kirby
Ron Magruder
Charles Sheets

Anne Bowling Tuckwiller
Executive Director


Types of Funds

  • Donor-Advised: sponsors make annual recommendations regarding distributions.

  • Donor-Designated: sponsors name the charitable organizations to receive distributions.

  • Field-of-Interest:  sponsors specify a charitable need, but not a particular organization to receive distributions.

  • Scholarship: sponsors define the selection criteria to provide educational opportunities.

  • Unrestricted: a committee of community members selects the beneficiary.



Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation Funds

GVCF Community Fund

GVCF Administrative Fund

GVCF Disaster Recovery Fund

GVCF STEM Education Fund

AA McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Alderson Community Center

Alderson Main Street Fund

Alderson Presbyterian Church Fund

Alice Rowan Waugh Memorial Scholarship Fund

All Saints Episcopal Church

Alvin and Betty Gordon Fund for Education and the Arts

Alvin and Grace Shiflet Scholarship Fund

Ann Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ann Edwards Fund

The Bank of Monroe Scholarship Fund 

Ben Snyder Memorial Fund

Bruce R. McGinnis Memorial Scholarship Fund

Camp Alleghany Alumni Association Lantern Scholarship Fund

Candance J. Huffman Scholarship Fund

Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf Fund

Carnegie Hall West Virginia Endowment Fund

Carnegie Hall Foundation, Inc. Fund

Susan L. Adkins Fund for String Music Education

City National Bank Fund

City of White Sulphur Springs Fund

Coach Bob Zopp Memorial Scholarship Fund

Elizabeth McLaughlin Walton Fund for CASA

Ellie Flack Memorial Fund

Emmanuel United Methodist Church Fund

Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Eugene and Annie Jeffus Performing Arts Fund for Carnegia Hall

First Presbyterian Church Fund

Flowers Fund

Frances and Bill Simmons Fund

Gap Mills Ruritan Club Scholarship Fund

Gay and Becky Shinaberry Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier College Memorial Garden Fund

Greenbrier County 4-H Foundation Fund

Greenbrier County 4-H Visual Presentation Fund in honor of Jo Long

Greenbrier County Health Alliance Fund

Greenbrier County Public Library Endowment Fund

Greenbrier County Schools Foundation Fund

David Yarid Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier East High School Science Department Fund

Greenbrier County Schools Recycling and Environmental Education Fund

Stephen Baldwin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier County Youth Camp Fund

Greenbrier Historical Society Endowment Fund

Greenbrier Historical Society, Inc. Fund

William Dickson Endowment Fund

GMSAA Museum Historical Society Fund

Greenbrier Military School Leadership Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association Life Membership Fund

Greenbrier Military School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier Monroe Youth Livestock Association Inc. Fund

Greenbrier Monroe Youth Livestock Association Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier Tractor Sales/Arbuckle Future Farmers of America Scholarship Fund

Greenbrier Valley Chorale Endowment Fund

Greenbrier Valley Chorale Fund

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation Fund for Monroe County

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Endowment Fund

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Education & Programming/ Al Jeter Jazz Memorial Endowment

Greenbrier Valley Women's Fund

The Herkness Fund

Hillcrest Community Cemetery Association Fund

Humane Society of Pocahontas County Fund

James H. Davis III Memorial Fund

Judith Anne O'Connor Westerik Memorial Fund

Julia Alderson Fletcher Memorial Fund

Karen S. Goodall Memorial Scholarship Fund

Kathleen Sims Meadows Memorial Fund

The Lambda Fund

Landon M. Lowe Memorial Scholarship Fund

Lewisburg Business and Professional Women's Club Scholarship Fund

Lewisburg Foundation Fund

Lewisburg High School Alumni Association Fund

Lewisburg Rotary Club Major Projects Fund

Lewisburg Rotary Club Foundation Fund

Lewisburg Rotary Club Foundation Major Projects Fund

Frederic W. Smith Scholarship Fund

Lindside Volunteer Fire Department Fund

Literacy Fund

Main Street White Sulphur Springs Fund

Marguerite Givens Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mary B. Nickell Fund For Arts Education

Meraki Fund

Michael J. Porter STEM Scholarship

Mitsy's Wings Scholarship Fund

Monroe County 4-H Foundation Fund

Monroe County Cattlemen Association Fund

Monroe County Historical Society Fund

Monroe County Public Library Fund

The Moore Family Community Fund

The Moore Family Philanthropic Scholarship Honoring Greenbrier Military School

Mt. Zion Cemetery Association Fund

Neathawk Family Community Investment Trust Fund

Kathryne F. Shafer Memorial Fund

Martha L. McMillion Memorial Fund

Mildred McClung Evans Memorial Scholarship Award Fund

Opal Jones Scholarship

Pat and Cliff Baker Scholarship Fund

Patricia and Clayton Tyree Scholarship Fund

Paul William Hughes Scholarship Fund

The Pete and Marilyn Carpenter Fund

Pi R Squared

Pocahontas Community Foundation Beulah Moore Scholarship

Pocahontas Community Foundation Clark and Helen Brumagin Scholarship

Pocahontas County FFA Memorial Scholarship Fund

Pocahontas County Free Libraries 20/20 Endowment Fund

Pocahontas County Free Libraries Vision Fund

Premier Bank Fund

Renick Community Center Fund

Roe Walker Family Fund/Janice Walker Pogue Scholarship for the White Sulphur Springs Community

Roland P. Sharp Family Memorial Scholarship Fund

Roland P. Sharp Fund for WVMR

Ronceverte Public Library Fund

Rupert Public Library Fund

Saint James/Gibson Fund

Birk Stathers Fund for Clergy Education

Martha B. Stathers Fund for St. James Episcopal Church

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Fund

Birk's Fund for Saint Thomas Episcopal Church

Mollie's Fund for Saint Thomas Episcopal Church

Seneca Trail Charitable Foundation Fund

Shepherd's Center of Greenbrier Valley Endowment Fund

Shepherd's Center of Greenbrier Valley, Inc. Fund

Smooth Ambler GIVE Fund

Spartan Athletic Foundation Endowment Fund

Spartan Athletic Foundation, Inc. Fund

Sports of Monroe Fund

State Fair of West Virginia Fund

Tammy Smith Skaggs Fund

Taylor Mack Robertson Memorial Sportsmanship Award Fund

Theresa Thompson Education Fund

United Way of the Greenbrier Valley Fund

University of Virginia/Arbuckle Cheerleading Scholarship

The Virgil Hanshaw Orphan's Scholarship Fund

Vocational Education Scholarship IMO Steve Cooke & Bob Baker

White Sulphur Springs Community Center Fund

Williamsburg Community Fund

WV County Agents Association

New River Community and Technical College Foundation Administrative Funds

The George and Helen Aide Scholarship

The Clarence A. "Bussie" Allen Scholarship

The Veronica Blanton Nursing Scholarship

The Joan C. Browning Scholarship

The Judy D. Campbell Scholarship

The Greg Carter Greenbrier Hometown Hero Scholarship

The Gail C. Collins Memorial Scholarship

The D. Reginald and Nelle C. Dixon Scholarship

The Benjamin Fort Teacher Scholarship

The Madlyn E. Fort Health Sciences Scholarship

The Jeanne and Lawson Hamilton Scholarship

The Herkness Mathematics Scholarship

The Hollowell Foundation Scholarship

The Greenbrier Hospitality Scholarship

The Babe and Sidney Louis Hyatt Scholarship

The Helen Irons Scholarship

The Mary Louise and Jim Kilcollin Scholarship

The Dr. Richard and Ann Kline Scholarship

The Edward D. Knight, Jr. Scholarship

The David B. McClung Memorial Scholarship

The Horace McGraw Scholarship

The David and Bertha Moshy Scholarship

The Education Scholarship

The Donald Runyon Scholarship

The Elizabeth W. Runyon Scholarship

The Leroy Spring Scholarship

The John L. Stewart, Jr. Scholarship

The Student Government Scholarship

The Helen and Paul Wheeler Scholarship