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$65,765 July 1, 2018 The Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County received a grant of $65,765 to collect and catalog local historical data within the African-American community.  Program & Planning Senior Services
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Aging Together

Website$62,000July 1, 2018 Aging Together received a $62,000 grant to fund strategic planning in assessing issues facing seniors and their caregivers in our region. Program & Planning Senior Services

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 $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

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
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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

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 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 – 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 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. Program & Planning Access to Health

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 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 Free Clinic, Inc.

Website $81,000 July 1, 2018 Fauquier Free Clinic received $81,000 to continue the expansion of oral health resources within their dental clinic. Program & Planning Access to Health

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 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

Foothills Forum

Website $10,000 July 1, 2018 Foothills Forum received a $10,000 grant to support research and reporting on education, employment, volunteerism and workforce development in Rappahannock County.  Program & Planning Access to Health

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

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
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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

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
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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

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 Dispute Resolution Center

Website $43,500 July 1, 2018 Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center received $43,500 to develop a program supporting conflict resolution through mediation and restorative justice education and services. Program & Planning Mental Health
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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

Rapp at Home

Website$35,000July 1, 2018 Rapp at Home received $35,000 to continue support of their Senior Village Initiative. This program links neighbors together to maintain their independence through staying active, and having access to necessary services in Rappahannock County. Program & Planning Senior Services

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 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

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
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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

RappU

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

RappU

Website $40,000 July 1, 2018 RappU received $40,000 for their Healthcare Training Leadership and Management Program, forwarding their workforce development initiative in Rappahannock County. Program & Planning Access to Health

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

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

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

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

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 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