18 Community Partners Receive $464,500 in Grants

January 31, 2019 10:54 am Published by

John Randolph Foundation awarded $464,500 in grants to 18 local community partners on January 17, 2019. This grant cycle brings our total grants to $18 million since our inception in 1995. Among the nonprofits honored at the ceremony were two first-time JRF grant recipients – Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia and The Maddie Mann Foundation for Accessible Play, who will receive an additional $25,000 matching grant when they raise $25,000 by June 2019. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see how you can donate to The Maddie Man Foundation.)

Mr. James Hatcher, CEO of American Red Cross Virginia Region, shares how they have helped people recover from natural disasters across the nation, in Virginia, and in the Tri-Cities area.

You can check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

John Randolph Foundation Fall 2018 Grant Cycle


City of Hopewell Fire and Rescue: $20,000 to enhance pre-hospital care for residents of Hopewell and surrounding communities through the purchase of a technologically advanced cardiac monitor and defibrillator

Colonial Heights Food Pantry: $25,000 to alleviate hunger for the food insecure and low income families in the extended Colonial Heights community

District 19 Community Services Board: $15,500 to provide emergency medications, peer-to-peer counseling and operational enhancements to benefit people with mental illness

FOLAR – Friends of the Lower Appomattox River: $50,000 for 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, life skills, and vocational training for re-integration into our communities

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids: $55,000 to integrate health and wellness into Hopewell schools’ curriculum

Hopewell/Prince George Healthy Families: $30,000 to support at-risk prenatal mothers and parents with children 0-5 years in age

project:HOMES: $17,000 to build wheelchair ramps and ensure homes are safe and accessible for people in need


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

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 medicines

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

Hopewell Recreation & Parks: $25,000 to support affordable, high-quality summer camp programs for children in the Hopewell area

The Maddie Mann Foundation for Accessible Play: $50,000 to build the only accessible, barrier-free play park in the Tri-Cities area for children with and without disabilities and their families


Big Brothers Big Sisters: $40,000 to match mentors with students at all Hopewell elementary schools

Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia: $10,000 to train mentors for middle school and high school age 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 for Hopewell students

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

STORY – Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth: $30,000 to mentor students in the Thomas Rolfe Community of Hopewell through the Math, Literacy, and Leadership program (ML2)

We are proud to partner with each of these organizations to build healthy communities and bright futures in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia.


Donate by July 2019, and John Randolph Foundation will match your gift up to $25,000. You can give securely online at https://www.paypal.me/maddiemannfoundation or mail a check payable to:

The Maddie Mann Foundation
P.O. Box 188
Sutherland, VA 23885

Thank you for helping to build the only accessible, barrier-free play park in the Tri-Cities area for children with and without disabilities and their families! For more information, please email [email protected] or call (804) 731-6585.

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