Community Grants

Each grant is meant to supplement - but not replace - state, local or other sources of funding for specific projects. Organizations seeking funding for a project that will benefit the Cooperative’s membership are encouraged to participate in the grant program.

Education Grants - Grants may be awarded to individual teachers, or groups of teachers, from grades K-12 who demonstrate creative teaching methods to students of Cooperative member-owners.

Community Grants - Grants may be awarded to non-profit organizations serving REC members, or whose services directly benefit them.

Emergency Service Grants - Grants may be awarded to emergency response teams who are served by REC, or whose services directly benefit REC members.


  • $1,500 - Caroline Family YMCA - Caroline County - offset the costs of teaching all 2nd grade students in Caroline County who to swim
  • $1,500 - Greater Piedmont TICN - Culpeper, Madison, and Orange Counties - provide hygiene supplies and/or protein bars to local schools for students in need
  • $1,000 - Friends of the Culpeper Library - Culpeper County - provide funding for teamwork based hands-on learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and math for 1st and 2nd graders
  • $1,000 - Rappahannock Area YMCA - Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties – provide assistance for summer learning loss prevention program for at risk rising 1st and 2nd graders
  • $1,000 - C-CAP Front Royal - Warren County - improve technology to towards a fresh foods for families initiative
  • $1,000 - Support Hoover Ridge - Madison County and Town of Madison - help low income families pay for costs associated with recreational programs
  • $500 - Thurman Brisben Center - Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties - provide emergency shelter for at-risk men, women and children
  • $500 - Arts ALIVE - Orange, Spotsylvania, Culpeper and Stafford Counties - bring Virginia Opera performances to children in schools


  • $1,000 - Cool Spring Primary School – King William County – explore science and technology through the purchase of kites and books for classrooms
  • $1,000 - Acquinton Elementary School - King William County - purchase programmable robots which students will use to write code, introducing students to a more complete understanding of logic and advanced thinking
  • $500 - John XXIII Montessori Children Center - Warren County - expand mathematic tools and learning materials for middle school students

Emergency Services

  • $2,000 - Clarke County Fire and Rescue - Clarke County - funding to replace gas detection meters that are aged and out of date
  • $1,500 - Culpeper County Rescue Squad - Culpeper County - purchase manakin kits to educate the community on proper CPR techniques
  • $1,500 - Caroline County Fire and Rescue - Caroline County - install audio and visual components to a mobile training station, the Ambulance Simulator
  • $1,000 - Orange County Department of Fire and EMS - Orange County - funding to hold educational classes to teach lifesaving CPR classes
  • $1,000 - King William Fire and Rescue - King William County - provide resources and training to school division employees through the Stop the Bleed initiative so they can provide lifesaving operations in the event of an attack
  • $500 - Little Fork Fire and Rescue - Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties - provide training in the use of advanced hemostatic gauzes in the treatment of gunshot wounds

Essex High School
LEARN - Orange County

LEARN Sperryville

For Additional Information Contact:

Lindsey Edwards, REC's public relations specialist,
1-800-552-3904, ext. 5899