John Randolph Foundation recently presented grant awards totaling $427, 562 to 16 area nonprofit organizations that provide needed services, making positive change in the lives of our community neighbors.
“Every grant cycle, we become more and more impressed and inspired by the work of these organizations —achieving goals and positive outcomes, sometimes under very challenging circumstances,” said Kevin Foster, JRF Director of Programs.
Hopewell Downtown Partnership and Rotary Club of Virginia Charitable Foundation, Inc. are first-time grant award recipients.
“Grantees work tirelessly providing essential goods and services such as food, health care, medications, educational opportunities, and youth programs just to name a few. I applaud the commitment of everyone involved and appreciate the dedication and hard work it takes to get the job done,” said Grants Committee Chairman Michael Williams.
The grant awards are funded by John Randolph Foundation’s Health Legacy Fund, created from the proceeds of the sale of John Randolph Medical Center in 1995. The grants are listed according to the Health Legacy Fund’s priorities: Health, Quality of Life and Education.
American Heart Association: $6,500 to purchase 10 CPR School Kits for schools in JRF’s service area. CPR training is a valuable skill for youth and is a requirement for high school graduation.
American Red Cross: $22,000 to support neighbors who have been displaced from their home due to fire with basic needs like shelter, food and medication.
Sean O’Berry, Regional Philanthropy Officer, accepts a $22,000 grant award from Kevin S. Foster, John Randolph Foundation Director of Programs, during a blood drive at JRF.
Gateway Homes: $30,000 to support outpatient clinical services and life-skill training for individuals living with serious mental illness diagnoses.
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids: $52,000 to support wellness integration and learning gardens at all Hopewell elementary schools and a new program in one Prince George elementary school in 2022-2023.
Hopewell Downtown Partnership: $30,000 to support a new Farmers’ Market Manager and efforts to launch a mobile market for Hopewell.
project HOMES: $40,000 to support building wheelchair ramps and home safety projects to provide independent living options for those facing challenges in our service area.
The Rotary Club of Virginia Charitable Foundation, Inc.: $8,250 to promote health and wellness by creating walking paths and a park at the Washington Street Entranceway project in Petersburg.
Louis Malon, President of the Rotary Club of Petersburg (Breakfast), and Marco Callender, President of the Rotary Club of Petersburg (Lunch), accept a $8,250 grant from JRF Grant Committee Chair Mike Williams.
Southside Family Connections, Inc. (formerly Hopewell/Prince George Healthy Families): $50,000 to support intensive home case management for at-risk families from pre-natal through preschool in our service area.
Southside Virginia Emergency Crew: $21,762 to purchase a power load stretcher and load system for one of the organization’s ambulances.
QUALITY OF LIFE:
Commonwealth Catholic Charities: $10,000 to support street-level outreach efforts to combat homelessness in the Tri-Cities.
Hopewell Recreation & Parks: $38,500 to support the summer camp program that serves children ages 2 to 17 with high-quality educational, recreational and health programs.
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing: $25,950 to support the Creative Change Makers program that focuses on youth development and mentoring, introducing students to community action, leadership development and job opportunities through creative expression
Collaborative art made by the Creative Change Makers on display at the Virginia House of Delegates.
St. Joseph’s Villa: $20,000 to support the Flagler Housing & Homeless Services to provide rapid re-housing assistance to homeless families, single individuals, youth and veterans in the Tri-Cities area.
Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia: $45,000 to anchor the organization in the Tri-Cities area and continue circle expansion for young men needing quality mentors and a safe space to develop.
Children’s Museum of Richmond: $10,000 to support Early Enrichment programs that provide field trip learning and literacy initiatives to preschool and elementary student in JRF’s service area.
St. Joseph Catholic School: $17,600 to provide tuition assistance to Petersburg families who desire a more individualized and holistic educational experience for their children.
Students at St. Joseph School in Petersburg.
Hopewell Downtown Partnership and Rotary Club of Virginia Charitable Foundation, Inc. are first-time grant award recipients.Tags: American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Boys to Men Mentoring Network, Children's Museum of Richmond, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Gateway Homes, Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, Hopewell Downtown Partnership, Hopewell Recreation and Parks, Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families, Inc., project: HOMES, Southside Family Connections, Southside Virginia Emergency Crew, St. Joseph Catholic School, St. Joseph's Villa, The Rotary Club of Virginia
This post was written by Ann Easterling