Grant Recipients

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

The PATH Foundation is proud to support so many worthwhile entities in our community that need help to successfully fulfill their mission. Search our grant recipients to learn more about the projects we've funded.

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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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Fauquier Community Child Care, Inc.

Website$2,031February 10, 2015Building on its successful Let’s Get Movin’ program, FCCC developed a summer guest chef program to teach students cooking and nutrition skills. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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Fauquier County Public Schools

Website$9,600 November 25, 2015Family workshops designed to improve parents’ awareness of school readiness for underserved children. more

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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. more

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Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department

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. more

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Fauquier County Sheriff’s Department

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. more

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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. more

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Fauquier Education Farm

Website$4,901March 16, 2018Funding to supplement a new farmer incubator program on existing land at the Fauquier Education Farm campus. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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Marshall Middle School

Website$20,761June 21, 2016Through this grant, normal classroom furniture was replaced with different types of active learning chairs and desks. more

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Mary Walter Elementary School

Website$3,974February 16, 2018Supplies to complement engagement work in this culturally diverse community. more

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Mental Health Association of Fauquier County

Website$6,700 December 3, 2014Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive 8-hour course that introduced participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, built an understanding of the importance of early intervention, and reviewed common supports. more

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Middleburg Montessori School

Website$3,951February 16, 2018Funds for Pro Panel display boards that supplement ongoing student and community activity. more

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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. more

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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. more

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P. B. Smith Elementary School

Website$4,146January 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. more

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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. more

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Partnership for Warrenton

$8,460 May 12, 2016This grant allocated funds for hanging flower baskets on street lamps Main Street in Warrenton. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office

$9,150January 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. more

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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. more

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Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection

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. more

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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. more

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RappU

Website$8,000February 16, 2018Expansion of health-based workforce development training, including tools for Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician courses. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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The Child Care and 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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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W. C. Taylor Middle School

Website$23,600May 2, 2016This grant offered standing desks to better serve students’ physical and educational needs. more

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W. C. Taylor Middle School

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

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Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility

Website$8,050December 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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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Warrenton Youth Sports Club

Website$10,000 December 2, 2014Constructed three outdoor volleyball courts at the WARF / Athey Field complex. more

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Warrenton Youth Sports Club

Website$3,440January 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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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