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

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Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County

Website $36,000 February 7, 2020 The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County received a $36,000 General Operations grant. These funds will support the AAHA in continuing their work by helping to fund their operating costs. General Operations Community Vitality

Allegro Community School of the Arts

Website $15,000 February 7, 2020 Allegro Community School of the Arts received $15,000 in general operations funding to continue their work towards community vitality, by providing arts education and productions for the community. General Operations Community Vitality

Allegro Community School of the Arts

Website$7,880 December 11, 2014With help from a MIH grant, Allegro launched the “Can You Hear It?” program, designed specifically for the blind. Funds were used for Braille equipment and staff training. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Buchanan Hall

Website$25,000February 6, 2017The American Roots Revue Concert Series showcased a series of five concerts during the summer of 2017 at Buchanan Hall, representing the diverse roots of American music prevalent in this area for generations through the celebration of shared musical traditions. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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
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Businesses of Rappahannock

Website $10,000 May 10, 2020 Businesses of Rappahannock received $10,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Community Vitality
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Culpeper Chamber of Commerce

Website $10,000 May 10, 2020 The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce received $10,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Community Vitality

Culpeper County

Website$3,350March 30, 2018The ‘I Voted!’ Sticker Design & Voted Education Program encourages civic education and turnout for the ‘I Voted’ and ‘Future Voter’ stickers designed by a Culpeper County Public Schools student. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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
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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

Experience Old Town Warrenton

Website $32,000 July 1, 2019 Experience Old Town Warrenton received $32,000 to support community vitality in Old Town through promoting comfort, accessibility, health and economic support. Program & Planning Community Vitality
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Fauquier Chamber of Commerce

Website $25,000 May 10, 2020 The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce received $25,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic. Strategic Initiatives Community Vitality

Fauquier County Public Library

Website$7,500November 14, 2018“Internet to Go” allows library patrons to check out a WiFi hotspot to access the internet from home to complete homework assignments, apply for jobs or conduct business. Make it Happen Community Vitality
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Fauquier Economic Development

Website $10,000 May 10, 2020 Fauquier County Economic Development received $10,000 for an economic development microloan program to help local businesses affected by COVID-19. Strategic Initiatives Community Vitality

Fauquier Youth Livestock Advisory Council

$19,448November 1, 2018Funding for sixteen vibrantly painted livestock statues placed throughout the county in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Fauquier County Livestock Show and Sale. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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

John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District

Website$2,675 August 26, 2016Funds allocated for the creation of an Augmented Reality Sandbox that has been used to teach students and the public about watersheds, including our impact on the natural resources in our community. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Local Energy Alliance Program

Website$1,750March 6, 2017Funds were used to build an "Energy Bike" for use at public events, schools and other venues to show how much more energy is required to light conventional light bulbs compared to LED light bulbs. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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

Partnership for Warrenton

$8,460 May 12, 2016This grant allocated funds for hanging flower baskets on street lamps Main Street in Warrenton. Make it Happen Community Vitality
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Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection

Website$24,150June 14, 2018The Saving Dark Skies project, in collaboration with Rappahannock County Public Schools, replaced unshielded outdoor lights on school property with dark sky compliant lights that reduce glare, save electricity, ensure public safety and protect wildlife. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Rappahannock Nature Camp

Website$3,000March 23, 2018Funding for their two-week teen summer camp and adult outing program, focused on nature-based learning through inter-generational community connection. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Remington Post 247 – American Legion

Website$10,000August 5, 2016MIH funds provided landscaping of Remington Post 247 of the American Legion to improve appearance of facility, provide an area for holding Veteran Honor Ceremonies, provide for a Memorial Garden for local Veteran recognition, and provide a quality presentation of our core beliefs. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Remington United Methodist Church

Website$25,000October 19, 2018This pavilion adjacent to the community garden is a place for locals to gather, host events, ceremonies and programming for people of all ages. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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
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Senior Services

Town of Remington

Website$24,893November 1, 2018This downtown park space will connect Main Street and Town Hall, creating a civic destination inspired by the recommendations from Piedmont Environmental Council’s Remington Walks study. Make it Happen Community Vitality

Town of Warrenton

Website$8,050June 21, 2016Funding allocated for the purchase of two solar-powered Soofa Benches, which have the ability to charge electronic devices. The benches were placed outside the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility. Make it Happen Community Vitality

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
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Warrenton Police Department

Website$22,546May 1, 2017WPD purchased chairs and tables to accommodate the increased community demand for use of their public meeting room. Make it Happen Community Vitality