coronavirus response grants

Immediate Relief Grants

When the significant impact of the coronavirus pandemic in our community became clear, especially for vulnerable people, the Board of Governors directed foundation staff to activate the Community Relief Fund, secure funding and assess needs in our community. At the same time, the foundation began assisting generous people who give through the foundation to support causes they care about in our community.

Grants from the Community Relief Fund and those made from foundation funds in response to the coronavirus are announced here on a weekly basis.

To date, $448,375 has been awarded to area nonprofits.

OrganizationResponse EffortGrant
Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater FredericksburgOnline Access: Communication, support, outreach and connection for staff, volunteers and clients
$3,200
Capital Caring HospiceCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$5,000
Catholic Charities - Family Services FredericksburgOnline Access: Telehealth for therapy and financial support for services$5,000
Catholic Charities - Family Services FredericksburgEmergency Financial Assistance$5,000
Central Rappahannock Regional LibraryOnline Access: upgrade technology to provide safe, clean computer/internet access to library customers$5,000
Central Rappahannock Regional LibraryOnline Access: provide free internet access for residents lacking a digital connection at home$7,500
Central Rappahannock Regional LibraryOnline Access: provide free internet access for residents lacking a digital connection at home$2,500
Central Virginia Housing Coalition, Inc. Emergency Financial Assistance$7,500
Community Ministry Center of FredericksburgEmergency Food Distribution$1,500
Community Ministry Center of FredericksburgEmergency Food Distribution$3,000
Cooking Autism, Inc.Support Equipment for Special Needs Students at Home$1,000
Downtown Greens, Inc.Online Access: access to virtual, educational food programming for adults and children$3,000
Downtown Greens, Inc.Emergency Food Distribution$2,000
Employment Resources, Inc.COVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk
$3,250
EmpowerhouseDomestic Violence Housing for COVID-Affected Families - April 2020$7,500
EmpowerhouseDomestic Violence Housing for COVID-Affected Families - May 2020$7,500
EmpowerhouseDomestic Violence Housing for COVID-Affected Families - June 2020$5,500
Fredericksburg Area MuseumOnline Access: Increase access to virtual education services for area youth$6,760
Fredericksburg Baptist ChurchEmergency Financial Assistance$6,200
Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Inc.Online Access: increase access to telehealth therapy services for clients$5,000
Fredericksburg Main Street
Technology and Safety Grants for COVID-19 affected businesses$7,500
Fredericksburg Main StreetTechnology and Safety Grants for COVID-19 affected businesses$2,500
Fredericksburg Methodist ChurchEmergency Food Distribution$7,000
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$12,000
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$10,000
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$10,000
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$5,000
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$7,500
Healthy Families Rappahannock AreaOnline Access: Increase client access to virtual Home Visit services/advocacy for people at high risk$14,160
Healthy Families Rappahannock AreaDeliver diapers, wipes and/or pack-and-plays to high-risk families of infants/small children$7,610
Legal Aid WorksOnline Access: Increase client access to virtual legal services/advocacy for people at high risk$7,000
Lloyd F. Moss Free ClinicCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$4,525
Lloyd F. Moss Free ClinicCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$3,165
Loisann's Hope HouseOnline Access: increase access to support services for families in housing crisis$5,000
Love Thy Neighbor ~ Community Food Pantry & Soup KitchenEmergency Food Distribution$2,000
Mary Washington Healthcare Clinical ServicesOnline Access: Increase client access to telehealth hospice services/advocacy for people at high risk$10,000
Mary Washington Hospital FoundationCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$10,000
Mary Washington Hospital FoundationCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$5,500
Micah Ecumenical MinistriesSupport services for homeless people currently sheltered in hotels$11,200
Rappahannock Area Community Services BoardIncrease Mental Health Telehealth Capability$15,000
Rappahannock Area YMCAChildcare for Essential Workers$5,000
Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services CouncilImprove regional health outcomes by implementing a collaborative online community healthcare response system$15,000
Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services CouncilImprove regional health outcomes by implementing a collaborative online community healthcare response system$15,000
Rappahannock Goodwill IndustriesOnline Access: provide online access to virtual workforce development services and trainings$5,000
Rappahannock United WayEmergency Financial Assistance$7,500
Rappahannock United WayEmergency Financial Assistance$7,500
SPCA of FredericksburgEmergency Medical Care for pets of families in hardship due to COVID19$2,000
SPCA of FredericksburgPet Quarantine for COVID-Affected Families$1,500
SPCA of FredericksburgSupport safety protocols and supplies for the increased activity of foster program as a result of COVID-19$1,500
SPCA of FredericksburgDeliver pet food to people in need who do not have transportation. $550
St. Faustina Conference - St. Vincent de Paul SocietyEmergency Food Distribution$1,000
Stafford Food Security, Inc.Emergency Food Distribution$5,000
Stafford Food Security, Inc.Emergency Food Distribution$5,675
Stafford JunctionEmergency Food Distribution$10,000
Stafford JunctionEmergency Food Distribution$5,000
Stafford JunctionEmergency Food Distribution and Education Kits$7,500
The Dr. Yum ProjectOnline Access: Increase access to healthy, virtual cooking education for food pantry patrons$7,500
The Salvation Army of FredericksburgFood and Emergency Financial Assistance
$15,000
The Salvation Army of FredericksburgFood and Emergency Financial Assistance$5,000
The Salvation Army of FredericksburgEmergency Food Distribution$7,500
The Table at St. George's Episcopal ChurchEmergency Food Distribution$15,000
The Table at St. George's Episcopal ChurchEmergency Food Distribution$7,500
UMW Museums: Belmont and James Monroe MuseumOnline Access: Increase access to virtual education services$5,480
United Methodist Family Services Of VirginiaEmergency Food, Hygiene Distribution and Family Support$3,600
Virginia Community Food ConnectionsEmergency Food Distribution: Provide access to free, fresh local produce at area farmers markets for the food insecure/rising number of SNAP families$10,000
Virginia Community Food ConnectionsAdapt SNAP Food Assistance Previously at Farmers Markets$7,500
Virginia Community Food ConnectionsEmergency Food Distribution$7,500
Virginia Community Food ConnectionsEmergency Food Distribution: provide area food pantries, food insecure clients and under-resourced neighborhoods with produce from local farmers$5,000
Yoga Foundation of FredericksburgOnline Access: Deliver accessible, trauma-informed classes for stress reduction, resiliency, emotional self-care and wellness.$7,500

Additional Grants from Foundation Funds

The Community Foundation thanks each of these donors for directing available resources to people in need in our community.

FundOrganizationPurpose
The Community FundFredericksburg Baptist ChurchMatching Grant for Childcare Program
The Community FundRappahannock Area YMCAChildcare Relief for Essential Workers
The Anne Felder FundRappahannock Adult Activities, Inc.RAAI Emergency Operating Funds
The Anne Felder FundMyers Drive Respite ScholarshipsRappahannock Area Community Services Board
The Hansen Family Charitable FundFredericksburg Baptist ChurchCommunity Ministry
The King Family Endowment FundRappahannock Area YMCAGeneral Operating Support
The King Family Endowment FundThe Salvation ArmyGeneral Operating Support
The Share Our Selves FundLUCHA MinistriesGeneral Operating Support
The Aune Sturdy Animal Protection FundSPCA of FredericksburgGeneral Operating Support
The Teddy FundGermanna Community College Educational FoundationGeneral Operating Support
The Teddy FundMental Health America of FredericksburgGeneral Operating Support
The Teddy FundMicah Ecumenical MinistriesGeneral Operating Support
The Dietmar and Mary Lou Weselin Charitable FundFredericksburg Regional Food BankGeneral Operating Support
The Dietmar and Mary Lou Weselin Charitable FundThe Salvation ArmyGeneral Operating Support
The Dietmar and Mary Lou Weselin Charitable FundGladys H. Oberle SchoolGeneral Operating Support
The Wilson Family Fund for Health and EducationFredericksburg Baptist ChurchChildcare Program
The Wilson Family Fund for Health and EducationThe Salvation ArmyGeneral Operating Support
The Wilson Family Fund for Health and EducationEmployment Resources, Inc.Expand distance learning capabilities
The Youngblood Family Charitable FundFredericksburg Baptist ChurchGeneral Operating Support
The Youngblood Family Charitable FundMicah Ecumenical MinistriesPATH: Projects of Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness
The Richard Linden Zirkle FundFredericksburg Regional Food BankGeneral Operating Support
The Richard Linden Zirkle FundThurman Brisben CenterGeneral Operating Support

The Community Foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River Region.  We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that manages and distributes charitable giving in the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline, and the City of Fredericksburg.

For more than 20 years, our donors have made a significant positive impact by establishing over 160 funds that collectively give over $1,000,000 each year to local nonprofits, churches and schools. Generous individuals, families and businesses give through the foundation to shelters, clinics, museums, habitats and much more.

The Community Foundation promotes greater philanthropy by addressing the challenges faced by donors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. We distinguish ourselves from other local charities by providing efficient and effective services to build a collection of permanent funds.

Our Mission

The Community Foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community.

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