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Fauquier Health Foundation Announces $124,000 in Grants

Fauquier Health Foundation Announces $124,000 in Grants

July 27, 2015—Today the Fauquier Health Foundation announced grant monies to five area organizations totaling $124,000. These one-time financial infusions were awarded to bolster the efforts of the selected groups to better their communities through different channels affecting overall health and wellness.

Christy Connolly, Fauquier Health Foundation President/CEO, added, “Announcing these grants is really exciting for us at the Foundation. In addition to what we have granted to area organizations through our grant cycles, these funds will help further our goals to better the overall health and wellness through diverse avenues. Some have a direct correlation to health through better eating and exercise for children, others will affect the health of a community in a broader way through building strong leaders and strengthening communication.”

Elizabeth Henrickson, Director of Administration & Programs, and Kirsten Dueck, Program Officer, presented the funds to the grant recipients.

$60,000 to Fauquier County Public Schools

Modeled after Williamsburg’s School Health Initiative Program (SHIP), a program designed to positively impact diet and exercise of school-aged children, Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) will use these funds to research and prepare to launch a similar program.

$20,000 to Healthy Culpeper

Healthy Culpeper is a non-profit community coalition devoted to promoting a healthy, safe and educated community. Funds donated to this organization will help them continue to take comprehensive approaches to issues facing their community.

$20,000 to Leadership Fauquier

In its inaugural year, funds to Leadership Fauquier will help defray costs associated with the development of this highly anticipated leadership program designed to foster education, awareness and engagement of current and future civic leaders.

$15,000 to Foothills Forum

This innovative Rappahannock group is working to ensure that community engagement and extensive research lead to meaningful discussions of Rappahannock County’s geography, size and economy.

$9,000 to Lord Fairfax Community College

Funds to Lord Fairfax Community College will assist in the continuation of the Non-Profit Academy, an educational series that benefited many local non-profits earlier this year.