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.
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg||Online Access: Communication, support, outreach and connection for staff, volunteers and clients||$3,200.00|
|Capital Caring Hospice||COVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk||$5,000|
|Catholic Charities - Family Services Fredericksburg||Online Access: Telehealth for therapy and financial support for services||$5,000|
|Catholic Charities - Family Services Fredericksburg||Emergency Financial Assistance||$5,000|
|Community Ministry Center of Fredericksburg||Emergency 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|
|Empowerhouse||Domestic Violence Housing for COVID-Affected Families - April 2020||$7,500|
|Empowerhouse||Domestic Violence Housing for COVID-Affected Families - May 2020||$7,500|
|Fredericksburg Area Museum||Online Access: Increase access to virtual education services for area youth||$6,760|
|Fredericksburg Baptist Church||Emergency Financial Assistance||$6,200|
|Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank||Emergency Food Distribution||$12,000|
|Healthy Families Rappahannock Area||Deliver diapers, wipes and/or pack-and-plays to high-risk families of infants/small children||$7,610|
|Legal Aid Works||Online Access: Increase client access to virtual legal services/advocacy for people at high risk||$7,000|
|Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic||COVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk||$4,525|
|Loisann's Hope House||Online Access: increase access to support services for families in housing crisis||$5,000|
|Love Thy Neighbor ~ Community Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen||Emergency Food Distribution||$2,000|
|Mary Washington Hospital Foundation||COVID Prevention Supplies/Advocacy for People at High Risk||$10,000|
|Micah Ecumenical Ministries||Support services for homeless people currently sheltered in hotels||$11,200|
|Rappahannock Area Community Services Board||Increase Mental Health Telehealth Capability||$15,000|
|Rappahannock Area YMCA||Childcare for Essential Workers||$5,000|
|Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council||Improve regional health outcomes by implementing a collaborative online community healthcare response system||$15,000|
|Rappahannock United Way||Emergency Financial Assistance||$7,500|
|The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg||Food and Emergency Financial Assistance||$15,000|
|The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg||Food and Emergency Financial Assistance||$5,000|
|SPCA of Fredericksburg||Deliver pet food to people in need who do not have transportation.||$550|
|SPCA of Fredericksburg||Pet Quarantine for COVID-Affected Families||$1,500|
|Stafford Food Security, Inc.||Emergency Food Distribution||$5,000|
|Stafford Junction||Emergency Food Distribution||$5,000|
|The Salvation Army of Fredericksburg VA||Food and Emergency Financial Assistance||$5,000|
|UMW Museums: Belmont and James Monroe Museum||Online Access: Increase access to virtual education services||$5,480|
|United Methodist Family Services Of Virginia||Emergency Food, Hygiene Distribution and Family Support||$3,600|
|Virginia Community Food Connections||Adapt SNAP Food Assistance Previously at Farmers Markets||$7,500|
|Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg||Online 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.
|The Community Fund||Fredericksburg Baptist Church||Matching Grant for Childcare Program|
|The Community Fund||Rappahannock Area YMCA||Childcare Relief for Essential Workers|
|The Hansen Family Charitable Fund||Fredericksburg Baptist Church||Community Ministry|
|The King Family Endowment Fund||Rappahannock Area YMCA||General Operating Support|
|The King Family Endowment Fund||The Salvation Army||General Operating Support|
|The Share Our Selves Fund||LUCHA Ministries||General Operating Support|
|The Aune Sturdy Animal Protection Fund||SPCA of Fredericksburg||General Operating Support|
|The Teddy Fund||Germanna Community College Educational Foundation||General Operating Support|
|The Teddy Fund||Mental Health America of Fredericksburg||General Operating Support|
|The Teddy Fund||Micah Ecumenical Ministries||General Operating Support|
|The Dietmar and Mary Lou Weselin Charitable Fund||Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank||General Operating Support|
|The Dietmar and Mary Lou Weselin Charitable Fund||The Salvation Army||General Operating Support|
|The Wilson Family Fund for Health and Education||Fredericksburg Baptist Church||Childcare Program|
|The Youngblood Family Charitable Fund||Fredericksburg Baptist Church||General Operating Support|
|The Youngblood Family Charitable Fund||Micah Ecumenical Ministries||PATH: Projects of Assistance in the Transition from Homelessness|
|The Richard Linden Zirkle Fund||Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank||General Operating Support|
|The Richard Linden Zirkle Fund||Thurman Brisben Center||General 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.
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.