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Third round of pandemic funding provides $206,500 in new COVID-19 relief

PATH Foundation’s third round of grants during the COVID-19 crisis contributes to a total of $816,500 in response funding.

May 10, 2020 — Warrenton, VA — On May 10, we announced $206,500 in new, immediate COVID-19 response funding to local organizations in our latest round of efforts to support our community through the crisis.

This marks the third round of PATH funding in response to the coronavirus, and it focuses on urgent needs supporting food distribution, shelter services, Give Local Piedmont through the annual high school giving program, and small-business support.

“In the face of the pandemic, our community has proven its resilience,” said Christy Connolly, president and CEO of the PATH Foundation. “However, even as we adapt to the public health crisis, we’re still faced with critical needs and difficulties.”

“We continue conversations with our board and partners to understand how our community has been impacted and how we can help,” she added.

These funds are in addition to the previous $610,000 PATH has granted in response to COVID-19, for a total of $816,500 in funding to help our community cope with the pandemic as of May 20.

May 10 Funding Recipients are: 

  • High School Senior Giving Program for Give Local Piedmont: $18,000 in additional program support.
  • Rappahannock Rapidan Health District: $20,000 for contact tracing program for students fulfilling clinical hours, in partnership with Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Culpeper Wellness Foundation.
  • Mid-Atlantic Food Resilience and Access Coalition (MAFRAC): $50,000 to MAFRAC, Fauquier Community Child Care, and 4P Foods supporting ‘Taco Tuesday” meal distribution.
  • Community Cooks: $23,000 to Community Cooks in partnership with Gateau Bakery and Tea Room, Great Harvest Bread Co., Fauquier County 4-H, and Warrenton Wellness Kitchen for high-quality, fresh and frozen meals with ingredients procured from local growers.
  • Fauquier County 4-H Youth Livestock Program: $10,500 for animal processing to provide protein at local food banks and in meal creation/distribution.
  • Salvation Army: $15,000 for their food and commodity assistance program.
  • SAFE: $10,000 for domestic violence shelter and services.
  • Fauquier Economic Development: $10,000 for economic development microloan program.
  • Fauquier Chamber of Commerce: $25,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic.
  • Culpeper Chamber of Commerce: $10,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic.
  • Businesses of Rappahannock: $10,000 to continue their efforts supporting the business community during the pandemic.
  • Piedmont Environmental Council: $5,000 to PEC for challenge grant hiring local dairymen to provide milk to the Fauquier Community Food Bank & Thrift Store.

To learn more about our most up-to-date COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 update page or our ongoing list of COVID-19 grantees.