Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

photo626The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
1600 Huntington Square (16th floor of Huntington Bank Building) 900 Lee Street, East
Charleston, WV 25301


The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a non-profit, charitable community trust that accepts contributions, creates and administers funds, and makes grants for the benefit of the greater Kanawha Valley’s residents. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and promote philanthropy. First organized in 1962, the Foundation now manages more than 500 separate Funds ranging from ten thousand dollars to seven million dollars. Through its trustee banks and managers, TGKVF invests the principal of each Fund and distributes the income via grants to the community in areas like arts and culture, health and human services, education, land use, and recreation.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation is proud to participate in Charleston’s ArtWalk in conjunction with our recent initiative “A New Charleston.” One of the initiative’s primary goals is to promote entrepreneurship. Through our involvement in the Charleston ArtWalk, we can work toward this goal by helping to support local artisans.

Artist participation at THE GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be by invitation only. Artisans are welcome to call the Foundation to be interviewed prior to showcasing their artwork.

Artists exhibiting at The GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION will not sue, nor hold THE GREATER KANAWHA VALLEY FOUNDATION, its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers , responsible for any loss, theft, or damages connected with participation in the exhibition. Attendance signifies agreement to the above.