Who We Are
Taking Action to Improve Health and Wellness on a Broad Scale in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Northern Culpeper Counties
The PATH Foundation is a philanthropic charitable foundation serving Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties. Since inception, the PATH Foundation has invested nearly $17 million through grants and programs.
The PATH Foundation strengthens the health and vitality of our community.
Health – Healthy people and places to live, work and play
Community – Growing, economically vital communities
Partnership – Strong nonprofit organizational collaboration
Impact – Accountability for clear goals and measurable outcomes
Stewardship – Prudent fiscal management
Leadership – Setting the pace with innovation and integrity
The PATH Foundation will be a leader in the state in overall health status improvement and private capital investment, as evidenced by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings and related measures for each of our three counties. Check out our 2017 Annual Report.
On October 31, 2013, Fauquier Health and LifePoint Hospitals formed a joint venture to share ownership and operation of Fauquier Health, funding a charitable foundation to support crucial community needs.
The PATH Foundation (originally known as the Fauquier Health Foundation) Board of Directors convened for the first time on November 20, 2013. Meetings were regularly held to determine the mission, vision, strategic plan, funding priorities and grant making criteria.
To inform the process, Fauquier Health and the PATH Foundation partnered to conduct a community health needs assessment to identify existing health priorities, note service gaps and determine where the foundation can turn its focus to support the health and vitality of the community. Read the full 2017 Community Health Needs Executive Summary Assessment here and the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan here.
On May 31, 2018, the PATH Foundation redeemed the remaining 20 percent share of Fauquier Health, to allow sole focus on the mission to strengthen the health and vitality of the community.
The PATH Foundation is committed to honoring the legacy of community philanthropy by being good stewards of the foundation’s assets and by using these assets to stimulate community benefit, inspire citizen engagement and support area resources. Our goal is to enhance the region as a place where everyone has the opportunity to have a healthy place to live, work, play and grow.
With a legacy of community philanthropy stretching back to 1954, the modern PATH Foundation manages the assets of this multigenerational gift to promote healthy communities today and in stewardship for our children’s grandchildren.