Snowshoe Foundation 2020-2021 Award Recipients

Recognizing the Generosity of Our Community Members

Each of our award recipients has dedicated his or her time, resources, and skills to provide services through the Snowshoe Foundation, and is worthy of distinguished recognition. Our professional awards are presented each year to salute the accomplishments of individuals, groups, businesses, and/or organizations that have exhibited an outstanding effort toward furthering the mission and goals of the Foundation. Some of the awards that we have bestowed on our generous community members include the Snowshoe Foundation Business of the Year Award, The Snowshoe Foundation Volunteer of the Year Award, and The Snowshoe Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Improving Lives With Grants and Scholarships in Central West Virginia

The Snowshoe Foundation provides funding through one-time grants and scholarships to help further our mission to enhance the quality of life for the people of our Central West Virginia mountain home. We strive to provide benefits to advance and improve the lives of local families and society in a variety of ways. From college scholarships to grants for projects designed to improve our communities through literacy, technology, health science, and more, your contributions make a significant difference in the everyday lives of area residents!

Some of the numerous grants and scholarships awarded during 2020-2021 by the Snowshoe Foundation are listed below.

Catholic Charities WV Webster Springs OutreachWellnessWorks Food Pantry and Hygiene Closets – $2,500.00
Challenged Athletes of WVAdaptive Ski Equipment Updates – $7,514.90
Child and Youth Advocacy CenterOperational Funding for Pocahontas County – $5,000.00
Cowen Public LibraryPrograms Matter – $3,500
Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB IncHolistic Educational Promotion of Randolph County Recreational Opps – $2,033.00
Elkins High School BandBand Rehearsal Equipment – $5,000.00
Elkins Middle SchoolSecurity Camera Expansion – $4,000.00
Elks John Ballentyne Memorial Golf ProgramElks John Ballentyne Memorial Jr Golf Program – $2,000.00
Family Refuge CenterPocahontas County Family Assistance Fund – $4,000.00
George Ward Elementary SchoolSafety is our Top Priority – Part Two – $1,000.00
George Ward Elementary SchoolOperation Xscape Track Ride – $3,000.00
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond CouncilGirl Scout Leadership Experience – $3,000.00
Green Bank Elementary/Middle SchoolAccelerated Reader – $4,300.00
Mountain State Forest FestivalKids Day at the Festival – $4,000.00
Mountaineer Food BankFresh Initiative Kids Market – $4,000.00
MountainHeart Community Services IncWishing Warmth and Wellness – $1,924.56
Nature’s Mountain ClassroomRadios & Winter Adventure Gear – $10,000.00
North Elementary SchoolPlayground – $8,000.00
Pocahontas County FRNCribs for Kids – $2,050.00
Pocahontas County High SchoolThose Who Play Together Stay Together – $2,500.00
Pocahontas County High School CIS ProgramPositive Outcomes – $2,600.00
Pocahontas County High School History DepartmentPromethean Boards for two History Classrooms – $5,000.00
Pocahontas County High School Special Education DepartmentTeaching like a Pro – $3,500.00
Pocahontas County High School Special Education ELAFlexible Seats for Innovative Thinkers – $4,000.00
Pocahontas County Opera HouseThe Opera House Story Sessions – $4,500.00
Town of CowenCowen Recreational Area Expansion – $5,000.00
Tygart Valley Homestead AssocationKitchen/Dining Room Restoration – $10,000.00
Tygarts Valley Middle/High SchoolEmpowering Healthy Choices through STEM Education – $1,000.00
Tygarts Valley Middle/High SchoolBulldog Gym – $10,000.00
Webster Addison Public LibraryFront Entrance Repair/Awning for Basement Doors – $10,000.00
Webster County 4-H Leaders Assocation4-H Shooting Sports – Muzzleloading – $4,959.00
Webster County Family Resource NetworkBack to School Splash – $5,000.00
Webster County Humane SocietySpray/Neuter Program – $2,000.00
Webster County SchoolsGlade Elementary Gardens High Tunnel – $10,000.00
Webster Springs Scout Troop 218Lifeline – $1,500.00
Webster Springs Scout Troop 218Summer Camp – $3,150.00
Webster Springs Volunteer Fire DepartmentHurst Combi Tool Project – $5,000.00
Wonder & Grow: Mindful Nature Experience, Inc.Mindful Nature Mentors Initiative – $9,609.78

Interested in Supporting the Growth of Our Local Community?

If you are interested in supporting the efforts of the Snowshoe Foundation, please consider volunteering your time or participating in a fundraiser. Direct donations to assist with the growth of our local communities are also welcome and appreciated.

Benefit Dinner

Fall 2024

Benefit Dinner

Annual Snowshoe Foundation
Golf Tournament

June 7th, 2024

Annual Snowshoe Foundation Golf Tournament

Treasure on the
Mountain Raffle

August 3, 2024

Treasure on the Mountain Raffle

Lighting Our Hearts
Christmas Tree Fundraiser

December, 2023

Lighting Our Hearts Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Dave Dekema
Holiday Toy Drive

Holidays 2024

Holiday Toy Fundraiser