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, $209,875 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
$3,200.00
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
Community Ministry Center of FredericksburgEmergency Food Distribution$1,500
Cooking Autism, Inc.Support Equipment for Special Needs Students at Home$1,000
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
Fredericksburg Area MuseumOnline Access: Increase access to virtual education services for area youth$6,760
Fredericksburg Baptist ChurchEmergency Financial Assistance$6,200
Fredericksburg Regional Food BankEmergency Food Distribution$12,000
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
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 Hospital FoundationCOVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk$10,000
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 United WayEmergency Financial Assistance$7,500
The Salvation Army of FredericksburgFood and Emergency Financial Assistance
$15,000
The Salvation Army of FredericksburgFood and Emergency Financial Assistance$5,000
SPCA of Fredericksburg
Deliver pet food to people in need who do not have transportation. $550
SPCA of FredericksburgPet Quarantine for COVID-Affected Families$1,500
Stafford Food Security, Inc.Emergency Food Distribution$5,000
Stafford JunctionEmergency Food Distribution$5,000
The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg VAFood and Emergency Financial Assistance$5,000
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 ConnectionsAdapt SNAP Food Assistance Previously at Farmers Markets$7,500
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 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 Wilson Family Fund for Health and EducationFredericksburg Baptist ChurchChildcare Program
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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