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immediate relief grants
The Community Relief Fund
For a thriving, resilient and even stronger Rappahannock River region.
Phase 1: COVID-19 Immediate Relief Grant Results
Total grants awarded
The Community Relief Fund offers powerful support to help our community move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund awarded twelve rounds of rapid-response Immediate Relief grants to area nonprofits between March and June 2020.
Our local nonprofits are demonstrating incredible resilience, ingenuity and tenacity and it is an honor to play a part in implementing local solutions.
The data shown reflects the Immediate Relief phase of COVID-19 response grantmaking.
of nonprofits were unable to provide all or some of their services or programs.
of grants support new or enhanced online services.
of grants address hunger and food insecurity.
The Community Foundation understands that the health and economic effects of the pandemic are far-reaching; that recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. The Community Relief Fund next steps include consulting with our nonprofit partners about the evolving needs in our community and identifying the most efficient and effective for continued support.
Please continue to include the Community Relief Fund and essential regional nonprofits in your crisis response giving. Click here to donate now.
Average Gift Amount
The Youngblood Family
"Several years ago, out of a desire to strategically give back to our community, we established our family fund through The Community Foundation. That has turned out to be a great decision. As we think about the issues that so many in our community are facing today, as a result of COVID-19, it made perfect sense to support The Community Relief Fund. During a time like this it is important to partner with an organization that is tuned-in to the needs of our neighbors, and is agile and able to quickly and skillfully meet those needs."
The Sunshine Lady Foundation
"We are very impressed by the efficient method (The Community Foundation)
developed for making grants and the speed with which you pulled it all together. We feel sure that Doris, who loved the Fredericksburg community and who felt loved by the Fredericksburg community, would very much have wanted the Sunshine Lady Foundation
to take part in this community effort.
We were motivated to make this donation on her behalf by our warm memories of her special Fredericksburg relationship and our trust in The Community Foundation leadership and goals.”
"While our company navigates the evolving requirements of this pandemic, The Community Relief Fund gives us a trusted way to help meet countless needs outside the office and throughout the community."
The Micron Foundation
"Micron believes in supporting our most vulnerable neighbors not just through the pandemic, but into recovery. In this, we are grateful to have partners like The Community Foundation of the Rappahanock River Region."