The Alleghany Foundation, which was established in 1995, recently announced a total of $2.5 million in grants for 14 organizations working to improve the quality of life throughout the Virginia highlands, according to WSLS-TV
. Based in Covington, Virginia, the foundation has continually supported various projects throughout the rural region of the Old Dominion state, focusing on historic preservation, education, recreation, arts and humanities, community and social services and healthcare.
"Each year we are challenged to think and act strategically in our continued efforts to be good stewards of funds that will support our community and help our area grow," said board president Charlie Kahle, as quoted by WSLS.
"The future of our region lies in the hopes and dreams of its citizens, businesses and nonprofits to create the best environment in which to live and work," Mary Fant Donnan, executive director of the Alleghany Foundation, told the source.
The Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation received the lion's share of grants, with $1.5 million for its work to renovate the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge. Another $400,000 grant has been awarded to the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College for work that will expand its nursing facility. Other recipients include the Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the C&O Historical Society, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society, the Charles P. Jones Memorial Library and Alleghany County.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management
programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.