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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Families 4 Fauquier

Website $13,300 September 23, 2019 Families 4 Fauquier received a $13,300 grant to fund their holiday community events, which serve individuals or families who may feel alone or forgotten. Make it Happen Senior Services
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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$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 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 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

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$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

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 – 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$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 Mental 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 County Sheriff’s Office

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 Mental Health

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$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$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 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 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

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$3,000 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$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

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

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$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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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. This grant was presented to Rappahannock County School employees. Make it Happen Mental Health

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
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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

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

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

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

Piedmont Environmental Council

Website $24,976 October 28, 2020 Piedmont Environmental Council received $24,976, in partnership with the Afro-American Historical Association to produce an interactive online story map on the historic African American experience in Fauquier. Make it Happen Community Vitality
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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
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Rapp Center for Education

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 Rapp Center for Education, formerly known as RappU. Make it Happen Access to Health
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Rapp Center for Education

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

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 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
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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 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
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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

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

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 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

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
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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
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The Bridge Community Church

Website $25,000 October 28, 2020 The Bridge Community Church received an $25,000 to provide tutoring services for K-12 students in Fauquier County during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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

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
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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

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

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
Childhood Wellness
Senior Services

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 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 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

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

Young Life

Website $10,000 October 28, 2020 $10,000 in Make it Happen! grants was awarded to Young Life, in partnership with Community Touch, to provide tutoring services for middle and high school-aged students in southern Fauquier. Make it Happen Childhood Wellness