Spring 2022 Recipients

  • Pony Partners of Louisa County, which serves the counties of Louisa, Orange, Spotsylvania, Caroline, Hanover and Albemarle, received $932 to assist with a new Pony Hugs programming. The group provides equine therapeutic services using miniature horses at the homes of medically ill children who cannot travel for animal therapy. 
  • Holly’s Heart Foundation, which serves the counties of Stafford and Caroline, received $1,000 for the Heartbeats for Heroes project. The funds will help organ donor families keep the memory of their loved ones alive through Build-A-Bear keepsake bears. 
  • The Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter, which serves the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah and Warren, received $1,400 to provide new blankets for the shelter through their blanket replacement program. 
  • Cars Changing Lives, which serves the counties of Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah, received $1,800 to assist with repair costs of vehicles that are used free of charge by those in need of transportation to work, school and medical appointments. 
  • Quickstart Tennis of Central VA, which serves the counties of Greene, Madison, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange and Louisa, received $2,200 to establish a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library chapter in Greene. This book-gifting program supports families with children from birth to age 5. 
  • Louisa County Historical Society received $2,500 to provide pilot-year assistance for the African American History Program. This will include collecting and digitizing oral histories and outreach activities. 
  • Madison County Education Foundation received $2,612.12 to provide Camp Unakite materials and supplies for STEM educational summer programs, which are open to elementary and middle school children. 
  • TAGGED, which serves the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Culpeper, Orange and Essex, received $3,000 to provide Build-A-Dream scholarships to youth in foster care. The program ensures experiences, resources and tools that support transitional independence and future career goals. 
  • Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association received $3,099.47 to provide personal flotation devices to members. This will ensure searcher safety during water-recovery missions and training activities. 
  • Front Royal Women’s Resource Center, which serves the counties of Warren, Rappahannock and Frederick, received $3,700 to provide laptops and software to host hybrid and virtual wellness webinars for women in the community. 
  • Virginia Repertory Theater of the Richmond Area received $4,000 to provide child-abuse-prevention programming and black-history programming for low-income elementary school classrooms. 
  • Empowerhouse, which serves the counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford and Caroline, received $5,000 to support the Client Crisis Assistance project. The program ensures emergency shelter and secure housing for women and children impacted by domestic violence. 
  • Skyline CAP Inc., which serves the counties of Greene, Madison and Orange, received $5,000 to provide assistance to the Emergency Home Repair Program for low-income homeowners. The program works to ensure safe, healthy and accessible living conditions. 
  • St. Luke Community Clinic of Front Royal, which serves Warren County, received $5,000 to support the St. Luke Dental clinic, which offers oral healthcare for low-income and uninsured residents. 
  • Stanardsville United Methodist Church of Greene County received $5,000 to provide food and meal containers for the Tuesday’s Table of Greene weekly feeding ministry. 
  • The Bridge Community Church, which serves the counties of Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper, received $5,000 to purchase food and supplies for their emergency response personnel during a prolonged and critical crisis event such as a fire or disaster. 
  • Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation received $5,000 to support the Essential Home Repair Program, which provides recipients with low re-payment terms on essential home repair loans. 
  • Orange County Free Clinic received $5,000 to provide support to the Diabetic Patient Care and Management program for low-income and uninsured individuals. 
  • New Eve Ministries of Winchester, which serves the counties of Frederick, Warren, Shenandoah, Clarke and Page, received $5,600 to provide HVAC replacement assistance for the New Eve Maternity Home, a shelter for homeless and pregnant women. 
  • The Cornertone Community Development Center, which serves the counties of King William, King & Queen, Essex, Caroline and Hanover, received $6,000 to provide increased storage space and a work area for the CornerStone Food Program. 
  • Public Safety Foundation of Greene County received $6,500 to help with the purchase of a swift-water rescue craft for emergency responders. 
  • Volunteer Fire Company Inc. of Greene County received $6,680 to purchase and install equipment to modernize the firefighter gear lockers to improve conditions and response time. 
  • Godfrey Miller Home Inc. of Frederick County received $7,500 to support the Congregate Affordable Meal Program, which services older adults with limited financial means. 



2021 Recipients

  • Care for Humanity, Inc. - provide afterschool meals for students.
  • Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation- build new trails that will allow the public to learn more about history, go birdwatching, hiking or just enjoy the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Congregational Community Action Project, Inc. (CCAP) – to continue to help keep people housed.
  • Culpeper Cavalry Museum, Inc./ Museum of Culpeper History – to purchase supplies and design software to create activity sheets and handouts. In addition will cover expenses for two years to allow the opportunity to build and promote this program.
  • Culpeper Food Closet – to maintain the Culpeper Food Closet on Thursday afternoon/evenings and to purchase food from local stores to meet the needs.
  • Essex County Museum & Historic Society – to provide 100 books that will be donated to school libraries and other community organizations.
  • Ferst Readers of Fauquier County – to provide 100 books and literacy resources for children monthly.
  • Front Royal / Warren County C-CAP - purchase outdated office printer, supply paper, ink and service contract.
  • Greene Care Clinic, Inc. - cover the cost of comprehensive eye exams and services for 35 uninsured patients over a 12-month period.
  • Greene Commons - purchase permanent sunshades on the east side of the pavilion to provide vendors and their goods protection from the sun, help maintain a comfortable temperature under the pavilion, and make setup safer.
  • HOPE3 Ministries Inc. – to provide holiday feast boxes filled for 50 distressed families in our community.
  • Hospice of the Piedmont – to increase support services, specifically for those that are patient-focused, and to support the staff providing these services.
  • Leashes of Valor - assist in providing a 10-day training class to four post-9/11 veterans who suffer from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury or MST and their new service dogs at no cost.
  • LTLL Global Ministries, Inc. /Harvest Missions Outreach Center – to purchase new curriculum which includes video lessons, facilitator guides and workbooks in addition to drug test kits and support materials.
  • Madison County Library Inc. - support six to twelve groups of four learners with children from kindergarten to high school working to create robots that move providing them in-depth exploration of robotics, STEM, coding and computational thinking.
  • Middletown Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. Inc. - replace outdated swift-water rescue and safety gear equipment.
  • Paul Stefan Regional Maternity & Education Center - purchase laptops for six women.
  • State Fair of Virginia Inc. – to purchase seeds for both on-site planting for the children and a garden starter kit with seeds to be sent home for each family. The fairgrounds will also add sensory garden components to the exterior of the garden. 
  • The Journey Home Inc. – to purchase materials and equipment for the construction of a play area for young children at our transition home.
  • Wilderness Food Pantry - to replace an outdated refrigerator & freezer.
  • Winchester Little Theatre Inc. - to assist WLT4Kid program, a summer theatre for kids and by kids.
  • Zion Church of Fredericksburg, Inc. - to serve non-perishable items to lower income communities in Rappahannock regions.
  • 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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