19 Community Partners Receive $410,600 in Grants

January 22, 2020 1:38 pm Published by

John Randolph Foundation awarded $410,600 in grants to 19 local community partners on January 15, 2020. This 47th grant cycle brings our total grant awards to $19.1 million since the Foundation’s inception 25 years ago. Among the nonprofits honored at the ceremony were five first-time JRF grant recipients—City of Refuge-Hopewell, Sussex County Public Safety, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Friends of Burrowsville School and Lamb Center for Arts and Healing.


Aaron Reidmiller, Hopewell Recreation and Parks, correctly identifies fossilized dinosaur “waste” during the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s presentation by museum educator Cameron Booth! The museum’s grant will help provide enrichment programs for Hopewell and Prince George pre-K and elementary students.

John Randolph Foundation Fall 2019 Grant Cycle

These grants are funded by John Randolph 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 Mission Fund’s priorities: health, quality of life and education.


City of Refuge-Hopewell: $20,000 to support the recovery center efforts to assist clients with drug addiction recovery.

Colonial Heights Food Pantry: $20,000 to alleviate hunger for low-income families and the food-insecure in the extended Colonial Heights community.

Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR): $40,000 to provide administrative and operational support for the creation of the Lower Appomattox River Heritage Trail.

Gateway Homes: $25,000 for patients with mental illness to obtain psychosocial support, and vocational training and life-skill training for re-integration into our communities.

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids: $52,000 to continue integrating health and wellness into all Hopewell elementary schools with direct support at Harry E. James.  Also, to provide funding for the Learning Garden program at these schools.

Hopewell/Prince George Healthy Families: $30,000 to support at-risk, pre-natal mothers and parents with at-risk children from birth to age 5 with intensive in-home case management.

project Homes: $20,000 to build wheelchair ramps and provide safety upgrades to ensure homes are safe and accessible for people in need.

Sussex County: $4,000 to purchase video laryngoscopes to improve outcomes for patients in respiratory distress who need pre-hospital interventions.

Virginia Repertory Theatre:  $12,600 to bring the “Hugs and Kisses” child sexual abuse prevention and early intervention program to all elementary schools in Hopewell and Prince George.


American Red Cross: $12,000 to support neighbors who have been displaced from their home due to fire with basic needs like shelter, food and medication.

Crater Community Hospice: $5,000 to enhance quality of life for patients with terminal illness.

Friends of Burrowsville School: $5,000 to support expansion of fitness programming to residents at the renovated Burrowsville Elementary School community center.

Hopewell Recreation & Parks: $27,000 to support affordable, high-quality summer camp programs for children in the Hopewell area.

Lamb Center for Arts and Healing: $20,000 to bring Creative Change Makers programming (opportunities for job training, employment/leadership skills and mentoring) to Hopewell High School students.


Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia: $15,000 to train male mentors for middle school and high school aged boys in Prince George County to reduce drop-out rates, drug abuse, truancy and other negative behaviors.

Children’s Museum of Richmond: $10,000 to provide early enrichment programs and cultural opportunities for preschool and elementary students Hopewell and Prince George.

Prince George County Public Schools: $23,000 to expand the annual Technology Field Day offered by Prince George High School to all 5th grade students.

Smart Beginnings Southeast: $40,000 to promote quality childcare and school-readiness for children in the Tri-Cities area.

Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth (STORY): $30,000 to mentor students in the Thomas Rolfe Community of Hopewell through the Math, Literacy and Leadership Program.

Boys to Men Mentoring Network Director Steve Martin shares in the success story of a Prince George student-creating bonds than won’t be broken. Boys to Men currently serves Prince George and Chesterfield Counties, but plans to expand into the Tri-cities area.

We are thrilled to partner with these positive change-making nonprofit organizations. They create hope and enrich the lives of our community neighbors every day.

If you would like to more about any of these organizations, please visit to their websites. If you would like donate to the JRF’s Mission, go to: https://johnrandolphfoundation.org/JRFDonate/donate.cfm and check the box: Support JRF’s unrestricted fund. Contributions are applied to the area of greatest need (i.e. health, quality of life, education or youth development, etc.).


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