2021 Women and Girls Fund Awards

The Women and Girls Fund Celebrates $35,000 in Grants to Community Organizations

Since 2013, the Women and Girls Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region has granted nearly $120,000 to 24 organizations with the mission of helping improved the lives of local women and girls.

Each year, organizations are invited to apply for funding to help meet a specific need facing women and girls in the community. For the 2021 grant cycle, the Women and Girls Fund made funding available to programs that targeted the health of women of all ages -- physically, mentally, and emotionally – an essential need during the time of COVID-19. Agencies with programs created in response to health concerns during the COVID-19 crisis were particularly encouraged to apply.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients and for their dedication to address the health issues facing women and girls in the Rappahannock River region:

Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) for “Resiliency Tech Talks” -- $10,000

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) for “Project LINKS Baby Bucks Boutique and Certified Career Recovery Position” -- $15,000

 Girls Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia for “Girls Scouts ‘Good Vibes’ Programming Activity” -- $5,000

Postpartum Support Virginia for “Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: Greater Fredericksburg Maternal Mental Health Coalition” -- $5,000

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL! This year, the membership pushed their fundraising into overdrive to raise more than twice as much as would have been available via the endowment. The endowment is funded by a membership of women, each pledging $1,000. the Women and Girls Fund’s vision is to grow its membership to 1000 women to develop a million-dollar endowment. The fund is nearly halfway there! A generous philanthropist has offered a $10,000 donation if the fund reaches its 500-member goal by the end of June 2021. To join this dynamic organization committed to the issues affecting women and girls throughout the region, please visit