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

Who We Are

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The PATH Foundation is a philanthropic charitable foundation that supports Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper counties. Since inception, we’ve invested more than $73,000,000 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.

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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.

We Value

Equity – The opportunity to thrive in a healthy, inclusive community
Health – Healthy people and places to live, work, grow and play
Impact – Accountability for measurable outcomes
Leadership – Setting the pace with innovation and integrity
Partnership – Strong and intentional collaboration
Stewardship – Honoring and growing our community asset

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 2023 Community Health Needs Assessment Report, or check out the full 2020 Community Health Needs Executive Summary Assessment. 

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

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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.

Health Equity Impact Statement

The PATH Foundation is committed to advancing health equity for all residents in Fauquier, Rappahannock and Culpeper Counties.

Advancing health equity is at the forefront of the PATH Foundation’s work. By conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years, PATH leadership has a guide for meeting the overall health needs of area residents. Understanding that health equity addresses issues impacting overall well-being, this includes access to mental and physical health services, affordable housing, balanced nutrition, active living options, educational opportunities, technology, and more.

We believe it is paramount that everyone have the opportunity to live, work, play and grow regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, income, or location. The PATH Foundation seeks to identify and address obstacles to health equity, with the goal of all community members having the opportunity to reach their full potential.