$357,412 in Grants Awarded to 13 Organizations

February 9, 2018 10:20 am Published by

Trustee Andrew (Andy) Clark speaking at the John Randolph Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony. JRF awarded $357,412 at this year’s ceremony on January 18, 2018.

John Randolph Foundation awarded $357,412 at a Grant Awards Ceremony on January 18, 2018. The Foundation is proud to partner with these 13 nonprofit organizations helping residents of the Tri-Cities area in the fields of health, quality of life, and education.


ALS Association: $5,000 to support people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the Hopewell area

Colonial Heights Food Pantry: $25,000 to alleviate hunger in the Colonial Heights community

District 19 Community Services Board: $15,500 for  emergency medication assistance for people with mental illness (read more here)

FOLAR – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River: $50,000 administrative support for the creation of the Lower Appomattox River Heritage Trail

Gateway Homes: $35,000 for the  Community Reintegration Program serving people with mental illness

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids: $45,000 to continue health and wellness program in Hopewell schools (read more here)

project:HOMES: $30,000 to build wheelchair ramps and ensure homes are safe and accessible for people in need

Wellness Integration Specialist Cynthia Piazza gave a presentation on Greater Richmond Fit for Kid’s mission and impact measurements. Greater Richmon Fit 4 Kids received $45,000

Quality of Life

American Red Cross: $17,000 to support people who have experienced home fires with emergency relief and resources

Hopewell Recreation & Parks: $20,000 to support low-cost, high-quality summer camp programs for children in the Hopewell area

STORY – Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth: $29,912 to work with students in the Thomas Rolfe community of Hopewell through the new Math, Literacy and Leadership program (read more here)

John Randolph Foundation Trustee Andy Clark presents a $15,500 grant to District 19 Community Services Board Enhanced Crisis Services Manager Terrell Stewart.


Big Brothers Big Sisters: $35,000 to match mentors with students at Harry E. James & Dupont Elementary Schools

Children’s Museum of Richmond: $10,000 to provide early enrichment programs for Hopewell students

Smart Beginnings Southeast: $40,000 to promote quality childcare and school-readiness for children in the Tri-Cities area (read more here)

John Randolph Foundation partners with donors and organizations in the Tri-Cities area to build healthy communities and bright futures. Since 1995 the Foundation has invested over $17 million in the community through grants and endowments and over $1.5 million in scholarships. As the Tri-Cities area’s only community foundation, we help donors create enduring investments and currently manage nine endowments, 61 scholarships, and three educator award programs.

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