Progress Index Features JRF 41st Grants Ceremony

February 7, 2017 2:49 pm Published by

Petersburg’s very own Progress Index covered the John Randolph Foundation 41st Grants Ceremonies. We are delighted to share part of that coverage with you, and we encourage you to hop over and read the entire article on the Progress Index Website.

In total, the John Randolph Foundation handed out almost $400,000 in grants to 17 organizations. Funds went not only to well-established community groups such as the American Red Cross, but also to younger organizations such as Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth (STORY).

Quoting former president John F. Kennedy statement that philanthropy is “truly a jewel of an American tradition,” John Randolph Foundation Director of Programs Kevin S. Foster asked the audience of dozens of community members and elected officials, “Where would our community be without giving?”

Certainly, the 17 grant recipients present would have been a little less flush. Among them, the largest grants went to Friends of the Lower Appomattox River ($50,000), Prince George County Parks and Recreation ($46,912) and Greater Richmond Fit4Kids ($45,000).

We are honored and delighted by the response and enthusiasm nonprofits give to this grants program time and time again. But beyond that, we’re proud of our grantees and excited to see them flourish in the coming year. We believe working together is the best way to create healthy communities and bright futures for the people we serve.

Click here to read the entire Progress Index Article. 

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