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.
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.
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
Anne Bowling Tuckwiller
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
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
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
First Presbyterian Church 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
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
Main Street White Sulphur Springs Fund
Marguerite Givens Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mary B. Nickell Fund For Arts Education
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
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
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
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