John Randolph Foundation recently awarded grants of $398,000 to 15 area nonprofit organizations. Unable to hold a grant awards presentation ceremony due to current health guidelines, JRF board members and staff made visits to grant recipients to see the great work they do to support the community. The creative commitment of each grantee organization to their mission during this extraordinary time was inspiring.
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids President and CEO Mary Dunne Stewart, Wellness Integration Specialist Meghan Dorgan, and John Randolph Foundation Trustee Michael Williams. See more grant photos of on grantees on the JRF Facebook page.
The grants below were made from the Foundation’s Mission Fund, created from the proceeds of the sale of John Randolph Medical Center in 1995. The grants are listed according to the Foundation’s funding priorities: Health, Quality of Life and Education.
Colonial Heights Food Pantry: $22,000 to alleviate hunger for the food-insecure in Colonial Heights and southern Chesterfield.
Gateway Homes: $35,000 to support mental health wellness for clients as they journey toward independent living.
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids: $52,000 to infuse a culture of health and wellness into all Hopewell Elementary Schools with a wellness integrator and learning gardens.
project:HOMES: $30,500 to provide low-income, elderly and/or disabled neighbors with home modifications needed to result in greater independence and improved quality of life.
Southside Family Connections (formerly Hopewell/Prince George Healthy Families): $50,000 to serve families with risk factors for child abuse and neglect, targeting prenatal mothers and families with children from birth to five years old.
QUALITY OF LIFE
American Red Cross–Virginia Capital Region: $20,000 to provide basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, medications, eyeglasses, etc.) to those who experience home fires, natural disasters, etc.
Friends of the Lower Appomattox River: $30,000 to support operations that facilitate construction and expansion of the Appomattox River Trail.
Hopewell Recreation and Parks: $38,500 to support enriching summer camps children and teens.
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing: $20,000 to continue the Creative Change Makers programming for Hopewell High School students, providing job training, leadership development and mentoring.
St. Joseph’s Villa: $20,000 to combat homelessness by giving families the tools they need to regain long term stability, with an emphasis on rapid re-housing.
Boys to Men Mentoring Virginia: $25,000 to provide mentoring for at-risk boys in Prince George, Hopewell, Colonial Heights and Chesterfield.
Beyond Boundaries: $5,000 to facilitate outdoor adventure opportunities for the young men of Boys to Men Mentoring Virginia and to pursue partnerships with schools, recreation departments and other nonprofits in our area.
Children’s Museum of Richmond: $10,000 to provide early enrichment programs and cultural learning opportunities for preschool and elementary students in Hopewell and Prince George.
Jackson-Feild Behavioral Services: $10,000 to enhance the educational experiences for in-resident students through the purchase of digital smart boards.
Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth (STORY): $30,000 to provide afterschool programming for youth of Thomas Rolfe Court Community that focuses on math, literacy and leadership.
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This post was written by Kevin Foster