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Fauquier Health Foundation Launches Innovative Grant Program

Make it Happen grants open November 18

October 20, 2014—The Fauquier Health Foundation announced today the launch of its first community grants program. Make it Happen will begin accepting grant applications on Tuesday, November 18. Because this is a rolling grant process, there are no fast deadlines for the submission of requests.

Make it Happen grants were created to energize the creativity of engaged citizens working with organizations to accomplish small-scale, high-impact, quick turnaround projects. Applicants can request funding of $2,000 to $10,000 for ideas that can be turned around in 90 days or less. The application process is simple, and applicants will receive a quick response as to whether or not they’ll receive funding.

The goal is to engage the community and create success stories. Eligible grant applicants include 501(c)3 non-profits, religious institutions (for non-religious purposes) or local government entities in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties. The proposed project should have the potential to inspire and motivate the community and must benefit people and organizations within the Foundation’s service area. Benefits must be concrete and tangible.

“We’re hoping that Make it Happen will be a catalyst for community leaders and residents who are passionate about improving our communities and the region’s quality of life,” explained Christy Connolly, president and CEO of Fauquier Health Foundation. “The program was developed to light a spark in area residents who have great ideas to impact positive change.”

For those who want to learn more about Fauquier Health Foundation grants and the process, there is a review day on Friday, November 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital (500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Va. 20186).