For decades, REC's Community Grant program existed to provide funding to various community organizations, schools and emergency services. The final funding opportunity for this program occurred in 2021, but REC's commitment to our communities still exists through other opportunities.
REC's The Power of Change accepts applications twice each year for funding opportunities. In addition, REC connects through sponsorships and donations to local organizations working to make our communities brighter.
I Can 2 Incorporated - $5,000
To support their cooking & baking program. I Can 2 trains and employs people with disabilities to help them find the career of their dreams.
Feeding Greene Inc. - The Food Pantry of Greene County- $5,000
To support the Backpack Program as they seek to keep pace with the increased need of providing food to families with children.
Goochland Education Foundation - $2,000
To purchase materials and supplies for at-risk preschool children to develop the necessary reading and math skills for preparation for entering kindergarten with the targeted goal of reaching literacy and numeracy skills at grade level by third grade.
Louisa County Animal Response - $2,000
To purchase equipment and supplies for citizen’s Pet First Aid/CPR Training workshops.
Orange County Public Schools - $2,000
To provide hands-on opportunities supporting science curricula in electrical circuitry while providing exposure to electrical engineering, design and trade work.
Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Inc. - $2,000
To purchase an Elk lifting system to allow for safe and efficient movement of fall patients.
The Salvation Army of Winchester - $5,000
Funds will be used to provide food for those who have suffered financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Doorways - $5,000
Funds will provide medical lodging services to REC's community members who must travel overnight to Richmond, VA for prescribed medical care.
Empowerhouse - $2,000
Funds will support the increased demand for safe shelter and housing for victims of domestic violence and their children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madison Free Clinic - $2,000
Funds will allow the Clinic to conduct health fairs in four regions to allow those who cannot travel far from the home the opportunity to attend. Qualifying individuals will be able to sign up for the Clinic's medical services.
Hamilton-Holmes Middle School - $2,000
Funds will help meet the unique digital needs of a rural population during the unprecedented times in education resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The School's library will establish a collection of online research databases and expand the current collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks.
Millwood Station Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company No. 21 - $2,000
Funds will be used to replace defective emergency scene lighting on the light tower and deployable scene lighting tripods on the heavy rescue squad.