2021 Recipients

  • Center for Rural Culture - to purchase basic video equipment to enable us to produce online educational videos.
  • Faithworks, Inc. - to provide vouchers to support 25 families with their transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
  • Fauquier FISH - to purchase food to be distributed to children in need.
  • Hero's Bridge - to serve elderly low income veterans in our region by providing hands on services to include in person visits, home delivered meals, housing repairs, pet care, rides to the doctor and senior friendly tablets to connect them to others.
  • Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area - to purchase student textbooks, workbooks, teacher books and provide access to the digital content.
  • Madison Learning Center Inc. - to upgrade the playground equipment to provide additional seating and pea gravel.
  • New Vision Kingdom of God Ministries - to purchase 2 freezers and food items.
  • Northern Virginia 4-H Educational & Conference Center - to purchase digital walkie talkies to help cover 229 acres and to modify the emissions designator on our FCC license from analog to digital.
  • People Incorporated of Virginia - to provide personal protective equipment for volunteers, bags needed for food distribution, paper and printer ink for brochures and flyers to conduct additional outreach in the community.
  • Servants at Work, Inc. Virginia - to build 2 wheelchair ramps for persons with long-term ambulatory disabilities.
  • Spotsylvania Emergency Concerns Association - to renovate the food room and obtain new food scales and carts.
  • Stanardsville Volunteer Fire Department - to update truck bay lighting to LED fixtures, purchase and install key-card access locks to our main emergency entrance doors.
  • VFW Post 2217 James Madison - to provide the necessary assistance to continue helping veterans, youth, and other local non-profits.
  • Wildrock - to support the Pop-up Play program in the fall of 2021 to minority and underserved populations in Albemarle County, the purchase of new equipment designed to operate the Pop-up Play in accordance with the Virginia State COVID-19 Regulations and Guidelines. Including new mobility, climbing, and obstacle equipment that can allow children to engage in group play while remaining physically distant.


2020 Recipients

  • Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship - to replace two saddles, a damaged bulletin board and replace old storage cabinets used for veterinary, grooming and other supplies.
  • Earthquest Inc. - to build mews (safe and comfortable homes for the birds of prey) at a new location.
  • Gwyneth's Gift Foundation - purchase 240 Anytime Kits, The Hands-On CPR training which helps to ensure that those suffering an out of hospital cardiac arrest have a higher chance of survival.
  • John H. Enders Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company - to assist in implementation of a Junior Firefighters Program, ages 16 and 17 year old women and men, to generate an interest in becoming the community’s first responders to assist the public in their time of need.
  • LOWLINK – to purchase COVID-19 safety kits for volunteers and members.
  • Our Health, Inc. - to replace outdated computers at 10 lab workstations to include a teacher workstation, and to download updated software for some of the training programs used.
  • Piedmont Environmental Council - to purchase over 1,300 gallons of milk to be donated to food insecure members in the community.
  • Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center (SHCAC) - to provide phone interpretation services so that Spanish -speaking children who have been abused may receive forensic interviews at SHCAC; update website to include community information in both English and Spanish; for transportation vouchers; support training costs on child abuse interventions.
  • Stafford Hospital Foundation - to provide 25 iPads for the Stafford Hospital Women's and Pediatrics unit.
  • St. George's Episcopal Church - to assist with fresh produce deliveries.
  • Wings of Hope Ranch, Inc. - to purchase laptops and software for our staff to increase our operational efficiency and our capacity to assist children facing challenges.
  • Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity - to support home repair projects for those in need.
  • Blue Ridge Hospice - to make quality end - of - life care accessible and support their families and those effected by death and to advocate for patient comfort, dignity and choice.
  • Clark County Historical Association - to host a series of Historical Craft Workshops.
  • Cooking Autism, Inc. - to gather the special needs community for a series of important life-skills and cooking programs and purchase food, location rental and print.
  • Emerging STARS - to purchase a used van to provide transportation for 15 young adults with developmental disabilities to go out into the community to experience new activities and living life together.
  • Friends of the Rappahannock - to support environmental outreach programs.
  • Friends of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing - leadership training, instructor certification, supplies, and equipment and reading materials.
  • G Cubed Ministries - to fund the Extraordinary Young Minds program which focuses on student’s good character, mutual respect and core values.
  • Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic (Formerly Tappahannock Clinic) - tto purchase monitoring systems and sensors to improve diabetes control and overall patient health.
  • Legal Aid Workers - to provide legal information to disadvantaged members of the community.
  • Mental Health America of Fredericksburg - funds will allow for suicide prevention education program to be provided to Caroline County Public Schools.
  • Rappahannock Area YMCA Caroline Family Branch - to offer a summer learning program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
  • Stafford Food Security, Inc. - to assist with operational support for the facility.
  • St. Jude of Massaponax/Knight of Columbus Council 13599 - allow 10 needy families with elementary-school children to receive free healthy groceries.
  • St. Luke Community Clinic - to purchase and install two new dental chairs.
  • Youth Development Center Inc. - to support the Baker’s Anchor Mentoring Summer Fest Scholarship program.


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