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

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

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

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

Lord Fairfax Community College

Website$5,000September 25, 2014Capacity grant supporting attendance and program costs of the Nonprofit Academy at the Lord Fairfax Community College Warrenton campus in spring 2015. Strategic Initiatives Capacity Building

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

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Website$100,000May 6, 2014Funds used as a donor incentive "bonus pool" for the online donor challenge Give Local Piedmont Campaign in May 2014. Strategic Initiatives Community Engagement

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

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

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

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