1st and 10 Foundation - Chad Pennington's 1st and 10 Foundation.


1st and 10 Foundation Awards $184,000 In 2012 Grants


August 31, 2010 – Chad Pennington’s 1st and 10 Foundation is pleased to announce that it has now awarded more than $1 million to charitable organizations in Southern West Virginia and the Tri-State area, and East Tennessee. The Foundation just awarded  $117,345 to organizations that applied for grants in the spring.

“Our goal from the beginning was to make a difference in as many lives as possible,” said Chad Pennington, President. “We have now reached the $1 million mark, and we could not be more excited, or optimistic about the future of this organization. We have such wonderful supporters, and they have truly made a dream into reality.”

Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation has distributed $1,068,344 in funds to organizations in the Foundation’s geographical areas.


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 southern West Virginia and the Tri-State area, East Tennessee and South Florida.

The following organizations have received grants for the first grant cycle of 2010:

Boone County ASA Softball (Danville, WV)
Funding for a new scoreboard for a new field and a timer for existing scoreboard


Valley Woodworkers at WV (St. Albans, WV)
Funding for the purchase of wood materials to be used to make 400-600 wooden toys to be given to Children at Christmas through the Toys For Tots program.


Chief Logan Recreation Center
Funding for Fit For Life – a comprehensive program that will give people the tools, knowledge and motivation to become physically fit and to make healthy choices.


Meigs County Veterans Service Transporation
Funding for a vehicle to transport veterans to and from appointments.


Green Acres Regional Center
Funding for a new bottle labeler machine for the Lesage Bottle Water Program


Young Life (Hurricane, black porn WV)
Funding to launch a new outreach program to mentor and improve the lives of at-risk students at Hurricane Middle School in Putnam County


Rahall Transportation/Paul Ambrose Trail
Funding for the construction and maintenance of the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health – a recreational bike and walking trail in Huntington.


Kiwanis Day Care Center
Funding to equip two classrooms with furniture, supplies and educational equipment.


Eastern Cabell County Humanities (ECCHO)
Funding for “Walk and Wear” – a program that provides appropriately fitted tennis shoes and underwear for 200 school age children.


Larry Joe Harless Center
Funding to equip the Adolescent Exercise Room with a climbing wall, ab workout machine, and flat screen tv for Wii Console.


CASA Monroe
Funding for a program to train volunteers to be advocates for abused and neglected children in TN


Junior Achievement of East TN
Funding for financial literacy classes in persistent poverty counties of East TN.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
Funding for “Club Tech” – a multi-faceted technology program that will give youth technological aptitude and skills for future academic and workplace success.


The Joy Of Music School
Funding for “Share Your Joy of Music” – a public awareness project designed to increase the volunteer staff teaching 130 disadvantaged children per week.

The next deadline for submitting a grant application is February 15, 2011. Grant application requests can be sent to: 1st and 10 Foundation, PO Box 192, Guild, NH 03754 or via email at director@1stand10foundation.com. For more information, please call, 631-384-3667.