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Syosset, NY, United States, 2008/02/08 - The 1st and 10 Foundation is pleased to announce that it has given $178,500 to nine organizations throughout Tennessee and West Virginia for the fall grant cycle.
The Foundation, which issues grants on a semi-annual basis, distributed $213,500 to communities in 2007.
“We are so pleased to be able to give back to these fine organizations within our geographical area”, said Chad Pennington, Foundation President. “The Foundation continues to grow each year, and as a result, we are able to reach out to more organizations, which is very exciting.”
The following organizations received grants for Fall 2007:
• Hospice of Huntington (WV) – funding to purchase a four-wheel drive vehicle to deliver medications to patients in rural West Virginia.
• Barnett Child Care Center (Huntington, WV) – funding to expand capabilities of the Center to provide infant-2 year-old care in accordance with licensure guidelines. The Barnett Child Care Program serves at-risk preschool and school-age children from low-income families in Huntington.
• YMCA (Huntington, WV) – funding to purchase a 15-passenger mini bus to transport participants in the YMCA child care program, and after school program. The YMCA Huntington transports over 100 children per day during the school year.
• Youth In Action (Vienna, WV) - Funding for 2008 Work Camp. 500 volunteers (teens and adults) gather to paint 40 homes in the Wood County Area for those that are not physically or financially able to paint their homes.
• Little Victories (Barboursville, WV) – funding to provide school groups, 4-H, and other children’s organizations the opportunity to work with animals & learn simple skills and humane care.
• Fellowship of Christian Athletes (South Central West Virginia) – funding to assist with the One Way 2 Play (OW2P) program, which equips young people with tools for a drug-free lifestyle.
• Childhelp Tennessee (Knoxville, TN) - funding to fully equip a second forensic interviewing room at the Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center in Knoxville. This center served nearly 1,000 children in 2006.
• Knoxville Zoo (TN) – funding to support the Knoxville Zoo’s Youth “Vol” Volunteer Program’s expansion, including the purchase of biofact carts, host a community block party and create a youth computer work station.
• Great Smoky Mountain Council (Tennessee) - funding for The Outreach Program – a comprehensive values oriented program that meets the community’s needs to teach its young adults the skills necessary to become full-fledged and productive adults.
Chad and Robin Pennington created the 1st and 10 Foundation in 2003 with the mission to build stronger communities by funding programs and institutions that seek to improve quality of life throughout West Virginia, Tennessee and the New York Metropolitan area.
Grant application requests can be sent to: 1st and 10 Foundation, PO Box 42, Syosset, NY 11791, or via email.