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.

2017 Grant Recipients:


  • $2,000 - A Farm Less Ordinary - Clarke County - providing employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • $1,000 - The Paul Stefan Foundation - Orange County – providing college tuition assistance for low-income single mothers
  • $1,000 - Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic - the counties of Orange, Greene, Madison and Culpeper - providing reduced cost or free dental care for low-income veterans
  • $1,000 - Central Rappahannock Regional Library - the counties of Spotsylvania and Stafford - bringing critical library and technology services to rural communities via pop-up libraries
  • $1,000 - Family Promises of Shenandoah County – Shenandoah - helping homeless families seek employment and permanent housing


  • $1,000 - Essex High School – Essex County – supporting computer programming curriculum/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program
  • $1,000 - Mary Walter Elementary – Fauquier County – providing software licensing for Title 1 reading and math programs
  • $1,000 - Stonewall Elementary School – Frederick County – upgrading of classroom seating in reading classes
  • $500 - South Anna Elementary – Hanover County - creation of a professional advisory committee to create STEM lessons for 3rd - 5th grades
  • $500 - Brock Road Elementary – Spotsylvania County – supporting purchase of tablet PCs for classrooms
  • $500 - Beaverdam Elementary School – Hanover County – creation of dedicated space for STEM curriculum
  • $500 - Orange County High School – Orange County – supporting the outdoor classroom and greenhouse
  • $500 - Spotsylvania County Public Schools – Spotsylvania County - providing lab experiences with electricity using Snap Circuit Electricity Kits


  • $1,500 - Lake of the Woods Rescue Squad – Orange County - EMT training for treating cardiac arrest
  • $1,500 - Sperryville Volunteer Rescue – Rappahannock County - CPR training for volunteers
  • $1,500 - Winchester Sheriffs Foundation – Frederick County – supporting the Project Lifesaver initiative

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