2017 Grants

Our grants are put to use by dozens of local organizations in the Richmond region. Here is a snapshot of how our funding has been used to cultivate stronger health care delivery systems and improved quality of life for residents.

Fall 2017

Alzheimer's Association
$37,500 to expand access to dedicated Alzheimer's Association care consultants.

Challenge Discovery Projects
$30,000 to support the "Say It With Heart" bullying and violence prevention curriculum.

Circle Center Adult Day Services   Jenkins / Sheltering Arms
$40,000 to provide high quality care and support that enables older adults to live at home with their families. 

Elk Hill Farm Jenkins / Community Foundation
$50,000 to support school-based mental health services for students in Goochland Middle School. 

Free Clinic of Powhatan
$30,000 to support the addition of a part-time RN.

Jewish Family Services 
$40,000 to provide 1,000 low-income older adults or adults with disabilities with comprehensive services to support safe and independent living in their own homes.

Legal Information Network for Cancer
$20,000 to support non-medical needs and referrals to legal or financial volunteer professionals.

Lucy Corr Foundation 
$40,000 to provide salary support for a dental assistant and registered dental hygienist.

MCV School of Nursing
$30,000 to provide healthy meals and connect vulnerable older adults to resources.

NAMI Central Virginia
$10,000 to provide Mental Health Education for parents or caregivers of children with a mental health condition. 

The READ Center 
$20,000 to help low-literate adults better understand health concepts and navigate the healthcare system.

Richmond Peace Education Center   Jenkins / Community Foundation
$25,000 to support new, site-based programming to equip young people to be leaders for peace in their schools and neighborhoods. 

Rx Drug Access Partnership 

$15,000 to support a partnership with CrossOver Healthcare Ministry to increase access to affordable medication for Virginia's uninsured.

Safe Harbor   $40,000 to support the counseling program, the addition of a Spanish speaking counselor and training.

Shalom Farms  Jenkins / Community Foundation

$50,000 to improve health and increase self-sufficiency of low-income communities in Richmond experiencing the most limited access to healthy food and resources. 

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center  Jenkins / Sheltering Arms
$50,000 to provide care for low-income older adults with complex medical conditions.

Virginia Supportive Housing 
$25,000 to support the A Place To Start program.



Winter 2017

Access Now, Inc.                                   
$40,000 to support access to donated specialty medical care for low-income, uninsured patients.

Better Housing Coalition                          
$40,000 to support the Senior Coordinated Care program, which provides health and wellness supports to older adults.

Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
$15,000 to expand a prevention-based mental health program into additional high schools.

Chesterfield CASA                              
$20,000 to support training and supervision for volunteers serving as court advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

The Daily Planet 

$50,000 to provide access to medical transportation for older adults, promoting health and wellness in underserved communities.

Family Lifeline  Jenkins / Community Foundation                                   
$75,000 to support early childhood home visiting programs.

FeedMore   Jenkins / Community Foundation                                             
$100,000 to support Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs.

Full Circle Grief Center                                 
$25,000 to support community-based bereavement support groups.

Gateway Homes, Inc.                 
$40,000 to provide training, counseling, and support for individuals with serious mental illness.

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Inc.  Jenkins / Community Foundation
$100,000 to support Trauma Informed Care services that provide weekly intensive treatment groups for families affected by abuse.    

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Henrico CASA)
$25,000 to support training and oversight of additional volunteers serving as court advocates for abused or neglected children.    

Honoring Choices                          
$35,000 to implement an electronic health record system.

Jewish Family Services                  
$12,500 to implement an electronic health record system.

McShin Foundation
$25,000 to provide residential and wraparound services to clients in substance abuse recovery.

Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging                             
$25,000 to support Family Navigators who help families navigate and access children's mental health resources.

St. Joseph's Villa 
$30,000 to develop patient and family-centered educational tools.

Virginia Dental Association Foundation                         
$25,000 to support the Crisis Stabilization Unit, which serves youth experiencing mental health crises.

Virginia Treatment Center for Children 
$40,000 to support a Clinical Practice Manager position to oversee operations at the Children's Mental Health Resource Center.