The Floyd County Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the American Red Cross Big Sandy Chapter. The grant will be used for client services in Floyd County.
The Floyd County Community Foundation was created in 2018 to provide individuals, families, and businesses with a passion for Floyd County the opportunity to build lasting legacies. The Community Foundation was established by local people to help build a stronger community, provide economic opportunities and leadership initiatives, leverage resources and build capacity, and support local interests and causes.
Since forming, the Floyd County Community Foundation has awarded over $82,700 in local grants and redeployed national grants to fund projects in Floyd County.
Kathy King Allen, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Community Engagement Officer and Floyd County resident stated, “The ultimate goal of the Floyd County Community Foundation is to build an endowment that will sustain charitable causes now and for the future. Working together, with donations of all sizes, we can support the county’s biggest needs and most promising opportunities, year after year. We can make a difference in Floyd County.”
Floyd County Community Foundation board members encourage other businesses and individuals to step up and donate to help support the good work happening in Floyd County. Board members are Ellen Harris (Chair), John Rosenberg (Vice-Chair), Kelli Martin (Secretary), Missy Allen, Clayton Case, Rhonda Clark, Misha Curnutte, Suzanne Kinzer, Surekha Maddiwar, Evan Smith, and Kathy Stumbo.
To donate to the Floyd County Community Foundation, you can mail a check to Floyd County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1734, Prestonsburg KY 41653 or donate online or visit www.appalachianky.org. Online donations can be set up to recur monthly, quarterly, or annually.