Striving to enhance the health and vitality of our community one step at a time.

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Website $25,000 March 4, 2020 Bull Run Mountains Conservancy received $25,000 in general operating funds to support their ongoing operation and best practices.  General Operations Access to Health

Community Cooks

Website $23,000 May 10, 2020 A $23,000 grant funded the efforts of Community Cooks, which provided high-quality, fresh and frozen meals with to families and food banks affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program operates in partnership with Gateau Bakery and Tea Room, Great Harvest Bread Co., Fauquier County 4-H and Warrenton Wellness Kitchen. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Community Touch, Inc.

Website $25,000 March 31, 2020 This $25,000 grant was given as emergency funding in response to COVID-19. Community Touch, like many organizations in our area, faced an increase in the community's need for their services as a result of the pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Community Touch, Inc.

Website $50,000 March 4, 2020 Community Touch received $50,000 in general operations funding to support their daily operations and the continuation of best practices in their day to day work. General Operations Access to Health

Community Touch, Inc.

Website$10,000July 1, 2016Community Touch developed a marketing plan in an effort to enhance visability, reach their target client base, and increase donor support for the future. Program & Planning Access to Health
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Cornerstone Church

Website $54,383 August 2, 2019 Cornerstone Baptist Church received $54,383 for a new Caregiver Ministry, which offers support to those caring for older adults, persons with disabilities and children in the foster care system by mobilizing volunteers and faith-based organizations. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Culpeper Community Development Corporation

Website $100,000 October 8, 2019 Culpeper Community Development Corporation received a $100,000 grant to fund the construction and rehabilitation of 44 housing units as part of their Ann Wingfield Commons Initiative. The new units will be dedicated to serving individuals and family members with behavioral or other disabilities, in addition to serving low-income residents. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Culpeper County Library

Website$5,760August 19, 2016MIH funds were used to purchase twelve mobile Verizon WiFi “hot spots” to be lent through the Culpeper County Library. Half of the units were made available to the general public, and half were reserved for patients with a medical referral from Novant/UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. Make it Happen Access to Health

Economic Development Authority of Fauquier County

Website$50,000July 14, 2017The Economic Development Authority and the recently established Fauquier County Broadband Authority are working to expand access to affordable broadband in unserved and underserved areas of Fauquier County. This grant will allow for a beta test effort that utilizes existing switching stations that can be augmented to provide high speed DSL connections to at least 300 households in Fauquier County. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Experience Old Town Warrenton

Website $14,045 March 4, 2020 Experience Old Town Warrenton received $14,045 in general operations funding to support their current operations and continue best practices, as they work to strengthen community vitality in Old Town Warrenton. General Operations Access to Health

Experience Old Town Warrenton

Website $10,000 July 9, 2020 Experience Old Town Warrenton received $10,000 to support place-making and installation of two murals in Old Town Warrenton. Program and Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store

Website$25,000 March 31, 2020 This $25,000 grant was given as emergency funding in response to COVID-19. The Fauquier Community Food Bank, like many organizations in our area, faced an increase in the community's need for their services as a result of the pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Fauquier County 4-H

$10,500 May 10, 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fauquier County 4-H Livestock Program received $10,500 for animal processing to provide protein donations to local food banks for use in meal creation and distribution. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Fauquier County Agricultural Development

Website$17,750September 22, 2017In partnership with 4P Foods, the Mid-Atlantic Food Port will create the physical and digital infrastructure that allows small and mid-sized producers in the Mid-Atlantic region to engage in the supply chains previously reserved for industrial agriculture and the corresponding food industry. Make it Happen Access to Health
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Fauquier County Government

Website $300,000 October 14, 2019 This $300,000 grant to the Fauquier County Government will provide funding to develop a synthetic field at the Central Fauquier Sports Complex. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Fauquier County Parks and Recreation

Website$24,689March 8, 2018The synthetic ice rink installation at the Northern Fauquier Community Park is not temperature dependent, and creates winter recreation opportunities for individuals of any ability or age.Make It HappenAccess to Health Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier County Public Library

Website$25,000July 1, 2016The Fauquier County Public Library conducted a community assessment to help plan future library resources and services. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier County Public Schools – VPI

Website$13,025April 13, 2018BOB’s Summer Adventure is a summer outreach program designed to engage the community in activities that will support the overall well-being and success of children in Fauquier County. Books On the Bus (BOB) will bring weekly movement, music and literacy activities to locations within walking distance of high poverty areas in Fauquier County. Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office

Website$6,850February 3, 2016Funds used to ensure a ready supply of Naloxone anti-overdose medication for use by law enforcement in light of the region's cresting heroin epidemic. Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website$9,800 December 18, 2014The Education Farm High Tunnel enabled the Fauquier Education Farm to double the amount of produce donated to the Fauquier Community Food Bank by extending its growing season. Its ripple effect has been felt across the community, touching multiple partners and beneficiaries. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website $32,800 July 9, 2020 Fauquier Education Farm received $32,800 to support their demonstration gardens and educational programs. Program & Planning, Program and Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website $30,150 July 1, 2019 This grant provided support for Fauquier Education Farm's demonstration gardens and educational programs. Program and Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website$9,800 December 18, 2014The Education Farm High Tunnel enabled the Fauquier Education Farm to double the amount of produce donated to the Fauquier Community Food Bank by extending its growing season. Its ripple effect has been felt across the community, touching multiple partners and beneficiaries. Make it Happen Access to Health
Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Education Farm

Website $30,150 July 1, 2019 This grant provided support for Fauquier Education Farm's demonstration gardens and educational programs. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website$4,901.38March 16, 2018Funding to supplement a new farmer incubator program on existing land at the Fauquier Education Farm campus. Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier Education Farm

Website$10,850February 25, 2016Funding used to drill a well and install a water system that can be used by staff for irrigation year round. Make it Happen Access to Health
Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Equestrian Forum

Website$19,850March 8, 2017Fauquier Equestrian Forum is working to create a centrally located public use equine facility and trails. Funds in this grant will be used to assist with engineering and construction of a trailhead parking area and to secure appropriate signage. Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier FISH

Website $25,000 March 31, 2020 In response to increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauquier FISH received $25,000 in emergency funding. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Fauquier FISH

Website $10,000 July 29, 2019 Fauquier FISH received a $10,000 grant to administer a matching fund for clients using SNAP benefits at the Warrenton Farmers Market. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website $64,000 July 1, 2019 Fauquier Free Clinic received $64,000 to support the use of dental hygienists in a continuation of their oral health care program. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website $81,000 July 1, 2018 Fauquier Free Clinic received $81,000 to continue the expansion of oral health resources within their dental clinic. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website $60,291 July 9, 2020 The Fauquier Free Clinic received $60,291 to support expanded primary care clinic hours, along with specialized diabetes education and teaching. Program and Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website$99,350January 1, 2017General support for the area's free clinic. The Fauquier Free Clinic offers quality medical, dental, and mental health care to residents of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties who lack appropriate alternatives for these services. General Operations Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website$69,200July 1, 2017Expanded oral health resources within the Fauquier Free Clinic dental clinic. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website $50,000 August 8, 2019 The Fauquier Free Clinic received $50,000 in continued support for their dental clinic and oral health care programs. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health
Regional Population Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website$35,000August 1, 2015General support for the area's free clinic. The Fauquier Free Clinic offers quality medical, dental, and mental health care to residents of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties who lack appropriate alternatives for these services. General Operations & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Free Clinic, Inc.

Website$52,700July 1, 2016To address shortage of oral health resources in our region, this grant paid to cover the services of an additional staff dentist. Program & Planning Access to Health

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website$3,050September 20, 2017As part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, Habitat partnered with Piedmont Environmental Council to engage the Haiti Street community in a neighborhood clean up day as part of an ongoing effort to foster relationships with residents and stakeholders as they develop a cohesive, inclusive vision to improve overall quality of life. Make it Happen Access to Health

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website$20,000August 1, 2015Funds to strengthen building program to allow Fauquier Habitat to serve more low-income families through construction of affordable housing. General Operations & Planning Access to Health

Foothills Forum

Website $10,000 July 1, 2018 Foothills Forum received a $10,000 grant to support research and reporting on education, employment, volunteerism and workforce development in Rappahannock County.  Program & Planning Access to Health

Friends of Sky Meadows State Park

Website $19,955 March 12, 2019 Friends of Sky Meadows State Park received $19,955 in Make it Happen! grant funding to create a sensory trail, including signage and audio features for the blind and visually impaired. Make it Happen Access to Health

Friends of the Rappahannock

Website$3,750March 23, 2018The Upper Rappahannock River Report Card will provide individuals with detailed information on 16 quantitative indicators concerning the health and safety of local tributaries. Make it Happen Access to Health

Friends of the Rappahannock

Website  $45,075 July 1, 2019 This grant provided funds to develop a strategic plan for the Upper Rappahannock River Water Trail, including a website, map, river health indices and outreach materials, river safety outreach materials, paddle tours and other aspects of trail management. Program & Planning Access to Health

Generation Fresh Foundation

$25,000May 3, 2017Children in Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties received “Fresh Bucks” vouchers to spend at the Warrenton Farmers Market, encouraging them to visit the Market with their families and make their own buying decisions. The program reimburses participating market vendors for Fresh Bucks purchases. Make it Happen Access to Health
Childhood Wellness

Liberty High School

Website$7,650March 12, 2019This Make it Happen! grant was awarded to build two bocce ball courts, which foster an inclusive, healthy environment available to all in the community. Make it Happen Access to Health

Lord Fairfax Community College

Website$11,000August 1, 2015General operating support for training healthcare workers at the area's only institution of higher education. General Operations & Planning Access to Health

Lord Fairfax Community College

Website$75,000July 1, 2016LFCC expanded its Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree and Paramedic Career Studies Certificate program to the Fauquier Campus. Program & Planning Access to Health
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Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition (MAFRAC)

Website $50,000 May 10, 2020 This $50,000 grant to MAFRAC, Fauquier Community Child Care and 4P Foods funded their "Taco Tuesday" meal distribution program. The program provided fresh, locally sourced and prepared meals for free to families who faced food insecurity or were adversely affected by COVID-19. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

National Capital Lyme Disease Association

Website$25,000April 8, 2016The NatCapLyme Association collected ticks in the Fauquier region to measure local incidence of tick borne infection rates, clarifying the threat of Lyme disease in our area in an effort to promote safety in the outdoors. Make it Happen Access to Health

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Website$35,000January 1, 2017Operating funds to support prospecting, increasing public awareness through their website and annual event, engagement of professional advisors, increasing committee involvement, and broadening outreach activities. General Operations Access to Health
Childhood Wellness
Mental Health
Senior Services

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Website$100,000June 23, 2017Funding to establish a scholarship fund honoring former Fauquier Health CEO Rodger Baker in recognition of his decades of service to the health and vitality of our community. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Piedmont Environmental Council

Website $5,000 May 10, 2020 Piedmont Environmental Council received $5,000 as part of a challenge grant in response to COVID-19. This grant allowed for the hiring of local dairymen to provide milk to the Fauquier Community Food Bank & Thrift Store. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health
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PLAY Warrenton

Website $6,399.50 September 5, 2019 The PATH Foundation awarded $6,399.50 to the Master Gardener Association of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties via PLAY Warrenton. The grant will fund the planting of native tree species in Rady Park, to replace those killed by emerald ash borers. The planting was completed alongside the Town of Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department at a ceremony in October 2019. Make it Happen Access to Health

Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office

$1,500November 17, 2016Funds used to ensure a ready supply of Naloxone anti-overdose medication for use by law enforcement in light of the region's cresting heroin epidemic. Make it Happen Access to Health

Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office

$9,149.95January 12, 2018In furtherance of its elderly welfare call in system, the Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office used funds to establish the Project Lifesaver program for county residents. Make it Happen Access to Health

Rappahannock Pantry, Inc.

Website $25,000 March 31, 2020 In response to increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rappahannock Pantry received $25,000 in emergency funding to continue to provide food to families in need throughout the community. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Rappahannock Pantry, Inc.

Website $42,940 July 1, 2019 Rappahannock Pantry received $42,940 to build a new, safe facility in Washington, Virginia. Program & Planning Access to Health

Rappahannock Pantry, Inc.

Website $75,000 July 9, 2020 Rappahannock Pantry, Inc. received $75,000 to build a new, safe facility centrally located in Washington, VA. Upon completion, the new facility will allow the Rappahannock Pantry to better serve the surrounding community. Program & Planning, Program and Planning Access to Health

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District

Website$4,050September 5, 2017Purchased materials to train all sworn and civilian personnel of the Sheriff’s Office and their public safety partners as part of the International Association of Chiefs of Police One Mind Campaign, which ensures successful interactions between law enforcement and persons affected by mental illness. Make it Happen Access to Health

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District

Website $20,000 May 10, 2020  In response to COVID-19, the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District received $20,000 to help fund a contact-tracing program for students fulfilling clinical hours, in partnership with Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Culpeper Wellness Foundation. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

Website $26,860 September 5, 2019 Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission received $26,860 to sustain Mobility Specialist services as part of the FAMS Call Center. The Call Center implements programming that includes taxi cab vouchers and gas cards to low income residents in the Rappahannock-Rapidan region. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health
Health Priority

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

Website$13,500September 13, 2017The FAMS Call Center will implement programming that includes taxi cab vouchers, gas cards and marketing materials to low income residents in the Rappahannock-Rapidan region. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

Website$3,138May 20, 2016Expand the Foothills Area Mobility System One-Call/One-Click Transportation Center into a Holistic Mobility Call Center that will include information and person-centered solutions addressing healthcare transportation needs in Planning District 9. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

RappU

Website$7,950August 29, 2016Funding supported instructional fees for a one-week training session for current and retired nurses that will serve as certified Certified Nurses Aide teachers, Personal Care Aides, and Medication Technician classes at RappU. Make it Happen Access to Health

RappU

Website$8,000February 16, 2018Expansion of health-based workforce development training, including tools for Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician courses. Make it Happen Access to Health

RappU

Website $40,000 July 1, 2018 RappU received $40,000 for their Healthcare Training Leadership and Management Program, forwarding their workforce development initiative in Rappahannock County. Program & Planning Access to Health
"SAFE" is spelled out in purple letters, with the letter "A" shaped like a ribbon. Underneath, in purple text it reads "Services To Abused Families, Inc."

Services to Abused Families (SAFE)

Website $10,000 May 10, 2020 Services to Abused Families, Inc. received $10,000 in funding for their domestic violence shelter and services in anticipation of increased need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

The Arc of North Central Virginia

Website$1,000January 1, 2017In order to improve access to care, the Arc of NCV has worked to improve public understanding of the historic changes to Virginia's Medicaid Waiver design. General Operations Access to Health
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The Bridge Community Church

Website $18,940 May 10, 2019 The Bridge Community Church received an $18,490 Make it Happen! grant for their Emergency Services Mobile Canteen, which will be deployed when first responders request canteen services for a critical event in Fauquier County. Make it Happen Access to Health

Town of Warrenton

Website$45,815 August 12, 2019 The Town of Warrenton received grant funding for enhancements to the Warrenton Circuit Rider, including maintaining a second bus, additional hours of service and additional stops. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health
Health Priority

Town of Warrenton

Website$45,000September 14, 2017Improvements to the intersection of Main and 5th Streets with the installation of curb extensions that reduce pedestrian crossing distances, increase visibility and improve accessibility. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health
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Town of Warrenton

Website $8,862 June 10, 2020 The Town of Warrenton received $8,862 to fund a Bicycle Patrol Unit. The unit will institute a healthier method of community policing, with the goal to enhance community relations through public interaction, furthering public relationships and trust. Make it Happen Access to Health

VolTran

Website$15,000July 1, 2016VolTran, a volunteer transportation service for seniors, people with disabilities and chronic illnesses expanded their program through the implementation of a strategic plan to develop policies and procedures to increase the capacity and sustainability of the organization. Program & Planning Access to Health

VolTran

Website$20,000July 1, 2017Assisted with the coordination of extensive outreach programs and transportation services. Program & Planning Access to Health

VolTran

Website $30,000 September 17, 2019 VolTran received funding to support their volunteer transportation services through organizational needs, including vehicle costs and contractual support. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility

Website$7,800December 1, 2015WARF on Wheels was created to get out in the community and meet with varying groups to discuss obesity, fitness, health, and wellness. Certified instructors showcased ways that individuals could exercise at minimal to no cost, in the privacy of their own home, in a park, or with a group, as well as ways to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Make it Happen Access to Health
Childhood Wellness
Senior Services

Warrenton Police Department

Website$5,000 October 20, 2015In furtherance of its community public safety programs, the Warrenton Police Department used funds to bring Project Lifesaver to Town residents with conditions such as autism and dementia that increase their risk of wandering or becoming lost. Make it Happen Access to Health

Warrenton Salvation Army

Website $15,000 May 10, 2020 The Warrenton Salvation Army received $15,000 in funding for their food and commodity assistance program, to help meet increased needs of residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Access to Health

Windy Hill Foundation

Website$16,500January 1, 2017Operating funds to help Windy Hill Foundation add staff to grow and enhance best practices as they expand in Fauquier County. General Operations Access to Health

Windy Hill Foundation

Website$60,000July 1, 2016Windy Hill Foundation was awarded funding to support the construction and outfitting of five fully-accessible units at the Washburn Place affordable housing project in Marshall. Program & Planning Access to Health