The Cline Family Foundation was born out of coal entrepreneur Mr. Christopher Cline’s desire to give back to his home State of West Virginia and the communities that contributed to his success. At its inception, the Cline Family Foundation focused on providing college scholarships to talented young West Virginians with entrepreneurial aspirations. The four-year funding provided to each of the scholarship recipients financially assisted selected high school students to pursue their college dreams.
Since its inception in 2009, CFF has broadened its coverage from just school scholarship by supporting educational institutions and notable charitable organizations around the country and abroad. The core values of CFF intend to inspire and foster the talents of children and young adults in a manner that will have a lasting impact on individual and community development, regardless of any potential financial and geographical limitations. Educationally oriented, Cline Family Foundation’s domestic grants and community outreach programs have centered on working with universities, schools, afterschool programs and other foundations to provide funding to enable, enrich and engage students at all ages to have access to better education and greater opportunity, no matter what their financial backgrounds are.
Because of Mr. Cline’s background, CFF promotes and sponsors entrepreneur- and innovative-minded youth. We especially seek to work with people or organizations that are identified to be independent thinkers with a business or scientific niche.
The highlights of CFF activities include major grants to two universities to advance one school’s sports medicine program and athletic facilities; and the other school’s orthopedic surgery efforts, as well as a contribution to a new basketball practice facility.
A relatively young organization, The Cline Family Foundation has a strong presence in the selected community. We strive to strengthen the relationships with existing grant and scholarship recipients, at the same time, work towards establish more rewarding programs to benefit more of those in need.
We strongly believe that children and students are the future of the world and are excited about the opportunities to work with them.