Improving health and wellness to give everyone the means to live, work, play and grow in a healthy environment.

Who We Are

The PATH Foundation is a philanthropic charitable foundation that supports Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. Since inception, we’ve invested more than $48,000,000 in our community through grants, programs and partnerships. Through these partnerships, we help provide resources to our community and organizations that serve it. The PATH Foundation invests in nonprofits and government agencies whose goals for wellness and community improvement align with our values.

Our Mission

The PATH Foundation strengthens the health and vitality of our community.

Our Core Focus

Grant recipients must align with one or more of our core focus areas:

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Access to Health

To improve the overall health, wellness and vitality of the people in our community.

Childhood Wellness

To improve nutrition, foster growth and encourage education for children.

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Mental Health

To de-stigmatize mental health challenges and provide support, resources and education.

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Senior Services

To connect older adults to community services that allow them to stay healthy and independent.

Our Values

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

Our History

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 most recent 2020 Community Health Needs Assessment report, or check out the full 2017 Community Health Needs Executive Summary Assessment and the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan.

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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to honor the legacy of community philanthropy and stimulate community benefit, inspire citizen engagement and support area resources. We want our community to thrive as a place where everyone has 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.