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

Allegro Community School of the Arts

Website$5,000August 1, 2015General operations and planning grant to extend Allegro's services to the vision impaired and other special needs students with the public school system. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

Artists in Middleburg

Website $13,710 July 1, 2019 Artists in Middleburg received $13,710 to supplement and enrich the art program at Claude Thompson Elementary with guest art teachers, additional supplies and field trips to museums and other cultural institutions. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website $40,000 March 31, 2020 In response to increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc. received $40,000 in emergency funding to continue to serve children families in need throughout the community. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website$2,716March 12, 2019This Make it Happen! grant funded a 3D printer to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier Inc.'s STEM computer coding club. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website$45,431February 1, 2019Operating funds allow the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc. to provide an outcomes-based youth development program focusing on healthy lifestyles, career and academic success, character and leadership preparing youth for great futures. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website $42,512 February 7, 2020 The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, Inc. received $42,512 in General Operating funds, which will provide support for their outcomes-based youth development program focusing on healthy lifestyles, career and academic success, character and leadership preparing youth for great futures. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website$90,000March 25, 2017Capacity funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier to strengthen institutional capacity and board development. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website$40,000July 1, 2016Program that multiplied services offered by engaging with other entities, has greater positive impact on kids, and creates a more sustainable operational plan. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website $67,650 July 1, 2019 The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier received $67,650 for the Emotional Resiliency program, which consists of weekly peer groups that address a variety of mental wellness challenges and enhance social-emotional learning and emotional regulation. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Boys & Girls Clubs of Fauquier, Inc.

Website $2,000October 4, 2019The Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, Inc. received a $2,000 grant to help fund their youth programs.  Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Website$20,072May 18, 2018In partnership with Virginia's Natural Heritage Program, BRMC will conduct a ‘citizen science’ dragonfly and damselfly survey over the summer with youth campers and BRMC members. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Website$12,500February 1, 2019BRMC is creating "outdoor enthusiasts for life," to support an active and healthy community, encourage preservation of publicly accessible land and increase outdoor recreation opportunities on and around the Bull Run Mountains.  General Operations Childhood Wellness

Cedar Lee Middle School

Website$3,000May 10, 2018The Making Kindness Cool initiative enabled student government representatives to perform a random act of kindness for every student before the end of the school year. This initiative culminated with a kindness wall where students and teachers left messages and quotes to inspire kindness. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Clifton Institute

Website$8,403April 17, 2017The Food for Thought one-week summer day camp was created to build confidence, promote nature awareness and empower life-long learning through nutrition-focused experiential learning opportunities for twenty underserved youth. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Clifton Institute

Website $17,750 July 1, 2018 This $17,750 grant supported The Clifton Institute, Inc. in expanding their outdoor experiential education program for local elementary and secondary school students. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Clifton Institute

Website$39,226.20 July 1, 2019 This grant provided support for hiking programs, including half-day field trips and nature hikes for local schools, homeschooling groups and other organizations. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Community Touch, Inc.

Website$25,000February 1, 2019Operational funding for ongoing Community Touch initiatives, including housing, food assistance and preschool scholarships. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Culpeper County

Website$50,000July 1, 2017Funds for a fully accessible playground at the Culpeper County Sports Complex. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation

Website$15,614April 8, 2016The Culpeper Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Mountain Run Disc Golf Club (MRDGC) to provide residents of Northern Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties an opportunity to play a readily available, non-contact, low-impact, and healthy lifetime sport for all. The course was constructed with assistance from MRDGC members and maintained by both parties. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality
Senior Services

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation

Website$8,486 February 10, 2015Using an innovative growing method pioneered by Parks and Rec staff, Culpeper County converted an unused area of Spillman Park into recreational playing fields. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality

Culpeper Soccer Association

$8,450 January 29, 2015Purchased portable field lights to extend practice and play time by hundreds of hours, increasing physical activity opportunities for children in the Culpeper area. The club estimates 250 players benefitted from expanded play and practice time. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Department Of Social Services

$10,000August 12, 2016Make it Happen grant to support the Intergenerational Parenting Workshop which was designed to strengthen parenting skills of parents, grandparents and family caregivers. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
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Fauquier CADRE

Website $20,000 July 1, 2018 CADRE received $20,000 to continue and expand the Lock Your Meds program, which educates families on the importance of locking medications in a secure location at home. The program was originally created by the National Family Partnership, to educate families about the dire need to keep over-the-counter and prescription medications locked in a secure location in homes in an effort to reduce misuse by youth in our community. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Fauquier CADRE

Website$13,000January 24, 2017CADRE launched the Lock Your Meds Campaign, created by the National Family Partnership, to educate families about the dire need to keep over-the-counter and prescription medications locked in a secure location in homes in an effort to reduce misuse by youth in our community. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Mental Health

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website $40,000 March 31, 2020 In response to increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. received $40,000 in emergency funding to continue to serve children families in need throughout the community.  Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$75,000February 1, 2019Operating funds will be used to offset administrative expenses, upgrade equipment and technology used by administrative staff and staff development.  General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website $14,500 July 1, 2018 Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. received a $14,500 grant to fund the "Let's Keep Movin'" project. The program facilitates healthy eating and active living intiatives along with professional development training for staff. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$2,030.68February 10, 2015Building on its successful Let's Get Movin' program, FCCC developed a summer guest chef program to teach students cooking and nutrition skills. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website $75,000 February 1, 2019 Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc. received $75,000 in operating funds, used to offset administrative expenses, upgrade equipment and technology used by and minstrative staff, and staff development. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$50,000January 1, 2017General operating funds to improve efficiency in program administration, expansion of services, administrative office space and organizational promotion. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$33,000July 1, 2017FCCC will employ area high school students to provide mentorship and tutoring to children enrolled in the after-school program in an effort to balance academic demands and student wellness. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$50,000May 3, 2017Funding to strengthen existing youth services and broaden organizational capacity. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$20,000August 1, 2015General support for county's preeminent before- and after-school program. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$34,500July 1, 2016Funding to implement the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards adopted by the National Afterschool Association. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store

Website$30,000 February 1, 2019 Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store received $30,000 in funding, allowing their continual response to the growing need for nutritious food in under-served parts of the community. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store

Website$25,000August 1, 2015General operating support of food bank, including facilities upgrades to offer higher quality fresh food and development of long-term organizational plan. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store

Website$67,000January 1, 2017The Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store was awarded funding for necessary capital improvements, including the installation of new windows and a suspended drop ceiling for the Food Bank building. General Operations Childhood Wellness
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Fauquier Community Theatre

Website $18,750 February 1, 2019 Fauquier Community Theatre received $18,750 dollars to provide the vitality of arts and wellness through creativity. This way, they will increase accessibility to the arts for all, with a focus on seniors and youth. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County 4-H

$9,996 February 4, 2015This grant for Fauquier County 4-H offered tuition for a series of natural resources themed educational day camps. The summer series covered the following topics: wildlife habitat education, vegetable gardening, entomology, leadership in natural resources, and fishing. Programs included approximately 212 hours of educational programming and served 740 youth in Fauquier, Rappahannock, and Culpeper Counties. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools

Website$100,000July 1, 2017Funds to establish the Fauquier Environmental Studies Academy that will begin in Fall 2017. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools

Website$40,300June 21, 2017Partnership with FCPS, Fauquier County Parks and Recreation, and an anonymous donor to support renovation of a portion of Marshall Community Center for use as an afterschool teen center. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools

Website$60,000July 17, 2015Childhood obesity and inactivity are concerns across the country today. FCPS wants to support a culture of health and fitness for our community, and with this funding was able to complete initial planning activities for a wellness integration program. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools

Website $25,000 March 21, 2020 Fauquier County Public Schools received $25,000 for a summer food distribution program at M. M. Pierce Elementary School, in partnership with the Fauquier Community Child Care, Fauquier FISH, Rappahannock Food Pantry and Culpeper Food Bank. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools

Website$9,600 November 25, 2015Family workshops designed to improve parents' awareness of school readiness for underserved children. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools – FRESH

Website $880,000 August 12, 2019 This grant is the fourth allocation of a multi-year program to continue elevating nutrition, exercise and after school enrichment across the Fauquier County school district. The grant helps fund the Fauquier Reaches for Excellence in School Health (FRESH) program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools – FRESH

$664,000October 1, 2016Multi-year program to elevate nutrition, exercise and afterschool enrichment across the school district, promoting a shared vision for a community-wide culture of health. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools – FRESH

$781,429October 1, 2017Second allocation of a multi-year program to continue elevating nutrition, exercise and after school enrichment across the school district. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Public Schools – VPI

Website$15,000July 1, 2016Rising Kindergarteners who are identified as being potentially at-risk were invited to participate in a four week summer program that focuses on social and academic skills. This grant allowed for the planning of this summer program. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier County Youth Orchestra

Website $5,000 August 6, 2019 A $5,000 grant is to fund a season finale concert, combining performances from Kid Pan Alley students with performances from the Fauquier County Youth Orchestra. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

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$11,600 January 1, 2017The Fauquier Education Farm hired a part-time Administrative Assistant and promoted the Executive Director to a full time position. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Education Farm

Website$7,600July 1, 2017Funds to purchase materials needed for the Fauquier Education Farm 2018 Demonstration Projects as part of their summer Workshop Series. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

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 Enterprise Center

Website $18,350 July 1, 2019 Fauquier Enterprise Center received $18,350 to provide two after-school entrepreneurship programs and one summer entrepreneurship program, which will teach business skills to high school students. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation

Website$96,500July 1, 2016This grant provided funding to improve the main building and outdoor grounds of the existing Outdoor Lab to create an on-site Environmental Studies Academy, providing a place for FCPS students and teachers to experience and interact with nature and the environment. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier FISH

Website $88,650 July 1, 2018 Funding for Fauquier FISH's Weekend Power Pack program which provides backpacks packed with meals to children who are at risk of hunger for weekends, school holidays and snow days. This project is in partnership with Fauquier County Public Schools. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier FISH

Website $75,000 July 9, 2020 Fauquier FISH received $75,000 for their Weekend Power Pack program, which provides backbacks of meals to children who are at risk of hunger during weekends, school holidays and snow days. Program and Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier FISH

Website $98,943 July 1, 2019 This grant provided continued funding for the Weekend Power Pack program, which provides backpacks of meals to children who are at risk of hunger, and the Power of Produce program, which promotes farmer’s market vitality and the purchase of locally grown food. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier FISH

Website$10,000 November 13, 2015Allowed Fauquier FISH to raise the quality of holiday food pantry meals through the inclusion of fresh and local products. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Senior Services

Fauquier FISH

Website$15,000 January 1, 2017Fauquier FISH was awarded support to maintain recent programmatic changes while building their capacity as a non-profit in two specific ways: leasing a more spacious location and a strategic fundraising effort. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier FISH

Website$30,067July 1, 2017The Weekend Power Pack program provides backpacks of meals to children who are at risk of hunger during weekends, school holidays and snow days. This project is in partnership with Fauquier County Public Schools. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website$62,500January 1, 2017Operating funds for additional programs supporting home building services that increase the number of new families served each year, as well as growing the ReStore operation that provides a recurring source of operating funds. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website $1,050,000 September 24, 2019 Fauquier Habitat for Humanity's Haiti Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is an extensive program to acquire and renovate a large portion of an underserved neighborhood, ensuring permanent affordable housing, community engagement, opportunity and neighborhood stability. Grant funding will be used to acquire multiple properties for the purpose of placing them into a land trust or a similar shared equity model. Grant funding will also be used to add critical program staff. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website$6,150July 1, 2016Fauquier Habitat was awarded funds to provide financial and nutritional education for families in their program, as well as low-income families within the community. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website $75,571 July 1, 2018 Fauquier Habitat for Humanity received $75,571.88 to support their Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. This project aims to advance social cohesion, sense of community and collective action within the Haiti Street Neighborhood. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity

Website $82,718.89 July 1, 2019 Fauquier Habitat for Humanity received $82,718.89 to support initiatives to improve the quality of life in the Haiti Street/Eva Walker Park neighborhood of Warrenton. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Friends of the Rappahannock

Website$3,000 December 9, 2014Funded Nature Adventure Packs to encourage outdoor play and exploration. Each pack included tools for investigation, such as binoculars and magnifying lenses. The backpacks were carried through the public library systems in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties, and could be checked out like a library book, promoting accessibility for all. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Friends of the Rappahannock

Website$10,000January 1, 2017Promotion of activities in headwater counties through the expansion of educational and restoration programs. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Friends of the Rappahannock

Website$3,750March 23, 2018The Mobile E-STEM project fosters hands-on environmental learning opportunities for students within the classroom setting, with a curricula suite that allows teachers to select which lessons best supplement existing plans. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

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

Girls on the Run Piedmont

Website$5,000August 1, 2015Planning grant to develop an energized, dynamic board and strategic plan to allow the program to grow at a manageable and sustainable rate. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

Girls on the Run Piedmont

Website$7,000January 1, 2017Operational support for expansion into Rappahannock County, and the continued expansion and development of the program in Fauquier and Culpeper Counties. General Operations Childhood Wellness

Girls on the Run Piedmont

Website$2,250February 16, 2018Volunteer-led running program that builds social, emotional, and physical skills for girls from the Cedar Lee Boys & Girls Club. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network

Website $30,000 July 1, 2018 Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network received a grant of $30,000 to implement a new program to provide psychoeducational classes to at-risk children and their families at Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpeper.  Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Headwaters Foundation

Website$25,000August 1, 2015General operating support to strengthen core programs: the After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP), the Starfish Mentoring Program and the READ Program. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

Headwaters Foundation

Website$10,000July 1, 2017Funded after-school enrichment program at Rappahannock Elementary School, allowing students to have supervised after-school care. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Headwaters Foundation

Website $10,000 July 1, 2018 Headwaters Foundation received $10,000 to continue support for their After-School Enrichment Program offered to students in Rappahannock County. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Headwaters Foundation

Website $15,000 July 9, 2020 Headwaters Foundation received $15,000 for their After-School Enrichment program that provides a safe and reliable environment for children after school. Program and Planning Childhood Wellness

Hearts Delight Baptist Church

Website$25,000September 21, 2017Funding to construct a new playground that fosters a culture of diversity and collaborative play in a recreational setting. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality

Highland School

Website$2,150 October 13, 2016Middle school faculty at Highland expanded their wellness curriculum to include a nationally-recognized curriculum titled "Positive Action." This curriculum is used by hundreds of schools across the country in health and wellness classes to help students become successful both socially and academically. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

James G. Brumfield Elementary School

Website$10,000July 12, 2016The Peaceful Playgrounds Program provided a better-organized playground that involves children in activities that reduce injury and conflicts while motivating kids to be physically active. This playground assists in the development of motor skills, social skills, and cognitive skills through various games and activities. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Kettle Run High School

Website$3,000 December 18, 2014The Kettle Run High School library purchased exercise bikes for use in its facility. Quiet exercise bikes give students the chance to hop on and cycle for a few minutes prior to school, during lunch or even during class. The bikes provide an opportunity for students to work off excess energy and stimulate focus. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Mental Health
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Kid Pan Alley

Website $20,000 July 1, 2018 Kid Pan Alley received $20,000 to support "The Stories Between Us" - a community building project wherein children create original songs to bridge the gap between local youth and aging populations. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Kid Pan Alley

Website $16,000 July 1, 2019 Kid Pan Alley received $16,000 to support "One Little Song Can Change the World," a project that focuses on the art of songwriting and its potential as a catalyst for change. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Liberty Community Church

Website $3,850 July 9, 2020 Liberty Community Church received a Make it Happen! grant of $3,850 for online seminars focused on parent-child relationships, to teach parents the skills to equip their children with character, compassion and problem-solving skills. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Liberty High School

Website$3,000 August 5, 2016SafeZone training was used to educate students at Liberty High School and Fauquier County education professionals to create environments that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Mental Health

M. M. Pierce Elementary School

Website$11,980March 15, 2016The LAMP Mobile brought Library, Art, Music, and PE to MM Pierce Students over the summer months, promoting active learning year round. The vehicle was furnished with books that could be distributed to students, art projects that students could do on site, and music and PE activities that students could participate in under the direction of certified teachers. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

M. M. Pierce Elementary School

Website$9,100July 1, 2017Funds to continue servicing the Remington community with the L.A.M.P. Mobile, a project that brings library, art, music, and P.E. to M. M. Pierce students over the summer months, promoting active learning year-round. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Marshall Middle School

Website$20,760.86June 21, 2016Through this grant, normal classroom furniture was replaced with different types of active learning chairs and desks. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Marshall Middle School

Website$2,000January 27, 2017Colleges and businesses are looking for students coming out of school ready to work together cooperatively in groups. To address this need, Marshall Middle School faculty and staff created a "Collaborative Table" area for students to be able to practice this skill. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Mary Walter Elementary School

Website$3,974.18February 16, 2018Supplies to complement engagement work in this culturally diverse community. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Middleburg Montessori School

Website$3,951.00February 16, 2018Funds for Pro Panel display boards that supplement ongoing student and community activity. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Mountain Vista Governor’s School Foundation

Website$60,000July 1, 2016Mountain Vista Governor's School added a 10th grade to their existing 11th and 12th grade program to increase the number anad enhance the opportunities for students attending their school. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Mountainside Montessori

Website $20,379 July 16, 2019 Mountainside Montessori received $20,379 to create an interactive Discovery Trail for children on its 10-acre campus. The Discover Trail will be available to the community at large, and will be a self-directed path with interactive experiences to promote learning. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

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
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Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

Website $9,700 July 1, 2018 Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program was granted $9,700 to support a twelve-week equine-assisted, hands-on learning program in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

Website $13,000 July 1, 2019 Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program was granted $13,000 to support their equine-assisted, hands-on learning program. The program will serve 80 Fauquier County students, helping them to develop skills that will facilitate their long-term personal wellness and leadership abilities. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Website$25,000 October 26, 2016Our Saviour Lutheran Church was awarded funding for a recreational park that could be utilized by several partner organizations and the neighboring community. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality

P. B. Smith Elementary School

Website$8,500January 29, 2015P. B. Smith Elementary School launched a program to combine science and technology lessons with physical education and exercise. By focusing on the art of Physical Education, this project was designed to address the ever increasing nationwide obesity rate and inactivity of today’s youth by incorporating technology into a health and fitness instruction. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

P. B. Smith Elementary School

Website$4,146.48January 12, 2018Integrating mindfulness techniques in the classroom helps teachers improve the mental, emotional, social and physical health of students. This program provides teachers with the necessary resources and training that cultivate an environment that supports positive student outcomes. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Piedmont Environmental Council

Website$64,336July 1, 2016PEC organized a collaborative planning effort in Remington to build on its community assets and offer transportation and recreational options, such as trails, sidewalks, bike routes, and parks projects that reconnect the community and encourage active lifestyles. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness
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Piedmont Symphony Orchestra

Website $18,000 July 1, 2018 An $18,000 grant to the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra supported youth community outreach through the Music Mentors Program and provided support for their Young Artists Competition. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County 4-H

$3,000February 25, 2016Junior-Senior Fest! provided high school juniors and seniors from Culpeper and Rappahannock Counties with an opportunity to learn basic life skills that could help them transition more easily into the "real world" through workshops that taught them skills about interviewing, healthy eating, financial planning, and making smart career and education choices. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County High School

Website$16,000October 24, 2016The 8th Grade Academy is designed to help 8th grade students transition more easily into their new high school surroundings. Rappahannock County High School Juniors and Seniors are selected as Peer Mentors to the 8th graders, supporting and guiding them socially, emotionally, and academically, thus decreasing the behavioral and academic issues that can arise with 8th graders during this transitional year. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County High School

Website$22,500July 1, 2017Funding to continue the PRIDE (Positive Relationships Inspire a Drive for Excellence) program that encourages positive social behaviors for students within a structured school environment. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website$100,000July 1, 2016Commit to be Fit seeks to improve the overall climate regarding health and wellness of the school community through a comprehensive health program. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website$10,550June 22, 2016Provided all RCPS staff with health and wellness oriented supplies for the 2016-2017 academic year to launch the school district's Commit to be Fit initiative. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website$5,250March 16, 2018Rapp Tomorrow, Read Today promotes early childhood development and kindergarten readiness through literacy outreach to families across the county. This program is being done jointly with the Rappahannock County Library and Headwaters Foundation. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website$162,500October 1, 2017Continued funding for Commit to be Fit, including promotion of healthier cafeteria options, enhancement of the Farm to Table program, and a community challenge for those who are motivated to enact positive change in their own lives. Strategic Initiatives Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website $69,000 July 9, 2020 Rappahannock County Public Schools received $69,000 to provide a school-based wellness center, partnering with local medical, dental and mental health providers. Access will be available regardless of insurance or income level. Program & Planning, Program and Planning Childhood Wellness
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Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website$100,000July 1, 2016Commit to be Fit seeks to improve the overall climate regarding health and wellness of the school community through a comprehensive health program. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock County Public Schools

Website $297,000 August 12, 2019 This grant provides renewed funding for the Rappahannock County Public Schools' Commit to be Fit program for the 2019-2020 school year. The program seeks to improve the overall climate regarding health and wellness of the school community through a comprehensive health program. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Website $20,404 July 1, 2018 Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Inc. received a grant of $20,404 to support The Groundwork Project. The program encourages leadership development, builds teamwork and establishes careers for young people through hands-on learning and experiential education. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

RappFLOW

Website $10,000 June 30, 2019 RappFLOW (Friends and Lovers of Our Watersheds) received a $10,000 grant to partner with Rappahannock County Elementary School for an ecological courtyard renovation project, including outdoor learning space and a vegetable garden./span> Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Remington United Methodist Church

$9,650 December 2, 2014The community garden and park area was designed to be a public space that fosters community relationships. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality
Senior Services

Southeastern Alternative School

Website$5,999February 16, 2018Google Expedition kits are virtual reality headsets for students to “travel” to historically and scientifically significant locations through this experiential learning technology. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Special Love

Website$2,500May 4, 2018Enabled 200 pediatric oncology patients and counselors to attend the Camp Fantastic Farm Day at Southwind Farm in Culpeper. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Preschool

Website$6,990October 26, 2016St. Stephen's Episcopal Preschool was awarded funds for a WeatherBug outdoor weather station as part of their outdoor classroom. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

The Arc of North Central Virginia

Website$6,550 November 25, 2015This MIH grant was awarded for the installation of an all-access drinking fountain at the Fun for All Playground at the WARF. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website$19,775December 31, 2015Building on CCLC's innovative nature-based education program, the school used MIH funding to create a garden-to-table program. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website$85,053January 1, 2017Funding to support expansion of efforts that connect children to the natural world, retention of Virginia Qualty Rating and Improvement System rating as a provider of quality childcare, and creation of more community partnerships. General Operations Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website$15,000August 1, 2015General operating support for oldest and largest childcare operation in Rappahannock County. Funding supports innovative nature-based experiential learning program. General Operations & Planning Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website $60,000 March 4, 2020 The Child Care & Learning Center received $60,000 to support their general operations efforts, which include best practices for operation that ultimately serve their work to provide high-quality child care, preschool, and after-school care for Rappahannock County’s children. General Operations Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website $25,000 July 9, 2020 The Child Care and Learning Center (CCLC) received $25,000 to support child well-being outcomes for children in pre-school and after-school programs at CCLC, in addition to countywide support through teacher training and professional development. Program and Planning Childhood Wellness

The Child Care & Learning Center

Website $50,000 July 1, 2019 The Child Care & Learning Center received $50,000 to support child well-being outcomes for children in pre-school and after-school programs at CCLC and countywide, through teacher training and additional family supports. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Toys For Tots

Website$2,000 December 11, 2014Toys For Tots supplied bicycles and helmets to each Fauquier and Rappahannock family that requested one during the 2014 holiday season. Learning how to ride a bike is a “right of passage,” promoting self-confidence and an active lifestyle year round. This grant provided 22 bicycles and several helmets, with additional funds matched by local donors. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Verdun Adventure Bound

Website$9,203October 10, 2018In collaboration with CADRE and FCPS, Verdun will create a resiliency skills and team building program through experiential learning for 4th and 5th grade students from Bradley Elementary School. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Verdun Adventure Bound

Website$12,400August 1, 2015General operating support of mission to promote personal growth of children and youth of Culpeper, Rappahannock and Fauquier Counties. Mental Health First Aid training and family counseling workshops taught through lessons in stewardship of the land and experiential learning while using nature trails and high adventure. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Verdun Adventure Bound

Website $28,823 July 1, 2019 Verdun Adventure Bound received $28,823 for the Adventures in Learning Wellness Program, which uses experiential learning to communicate and implement the Botvin LifeSkills curriculum to students enrolled at M.M. Pierce and C.M. Bradley elementary schools. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

W. C. Taylor Middle School

Website$23,600May 2, 2016This grant offered standing desks to better serve students' physical and educational needs. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

W. C. Taylor Middle School

Website$12,109February 16, 2018Triangular shaped desks foster a more collaborative and flexible learning environment for 7th grade students. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

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
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Senior Services

Warrenton Lions Club Charities, Inc.

Website$8,616July 1, 2017Funds to secure more precise, modern equipment to screen students for sight and hearing deficiencies. Program & Planning Childhood Wellness

Warrenton Middle School

Website$3,400March 2, 2017The Warrenton Middle School Musical Theater program was able to purchase a projector and scrim fabric for their stage for use during musicals, talent shows and other school programming, allowing the troupe to project different backdrops created in collaboration with the Fauquier High School graphics arts and media students. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness
Community Vitality

Warrenton Salvation Army

Website$8,500August 17, 2017Scholarships for underserved youth to attend the week-long Camp Happyland, where they built leadership and social skills. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Warrenton Youth Sports Club

Website$10,000 December 2, 2014Constructed three outdoor volleyball courts at the WARF / Athey Field complex. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Warrenton Youth Sports Club

Website$3,439.96January 12, 2018The WYSC Ping Pong with a Parent Club is an intergenerational program pairing teams of parents, grandparents, and kids for active, fun competition across generations in a setting that fosters relationship building. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Windy Hill Foundation

Website$10,000 December 2, 2014The Windy Hill Foundation received a grant to offer a playground for their workforce housing, located in The Plains. The playground offers a safe place for their children to play outside, and a gathering place for all residents. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness

Young Life

Website$9,000October 13, 2016Young Life Fauquier County started a program at Liberty High School as part of their effort to help marginalized area teens thrive. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness