PATH Foundation Announces more than $740,000 in Awarded Grants

January 24, 2019 — The PATH Foundation has announced General Operations grants totaling $748,306.50 to 26 organizations serving Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties.

“General Operations grants were designed with area nonprofits in mind. We recognize that general operations funds are crucial to any organization, but they can be difficult to obtain,” Christy Connolly, president and CEO of the PATH Foundation. “With this grant cycle, we aim to help alleviate the pressure to secure funding, and to encourage these organizations to thrive as they demonstrate excellence in their operations.”

Grants were awarded to organizations related to one or more of the PATH Foundation’s four areas of focus: access to care, childhood wellness, mental health and senior services and awardees were selected based on adherence to best practices related to governance, finance, public disclosure and programming principles, as well as their commitment to strategic planning.

“We are fortunate that so many excellent nonprofits call this area home,” Senior Programs Officer Andy Johnston said. “These organizations pursue their missions with hard work and effective practices, and serve as great examples that any nonprofit, regardless of size, can aspire to. By funding general operations, PATH can recognize and empower organizations that are committed to a high standard. We are already looking forward to recognizing even more nonprofits for doing so in the coming years.”

The following 26 organizations were awarded General Operations grants:

Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier


Bull Run Mountains Conservancy


Community Touch


Fauquier Community Child Care


Fauquier Community Food Bank & Thrift Store


Fauquier Community Theatre


Fauquier Education Farm


Fauquier Family Shelter Services


Fauquier FISH


Fauquier Free Clinic


Fauquier Habitat for Humanity


Girls on the Run Piedmont


Headwaters Foundation


Hospice Support of Fauquier County


Mountain Vista Governor’s School Foundation


National Capital Area Council Boy Scouts of America


Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center


Piedmont Symphony Orchestra


Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services


RappU, Inc.


The Child Care and Learning Center


The Plains Community League


The Salvation Army




Warrenton Fields Association


Youth for Tomorrow


For more information on grant guidelines and principles of best practice, visit our grants page.