Culpeper Wellness Foundation has awarded a total of $30,000 in year-end grants to organizations within the Foundation’s service counties of Culpeper, Orange, and Madison. Recipient organizations include: Services to Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE), Culpeper Winter Heat Shelter, Culpeper Food Closet, Culpeper Medical Center for emergency medications and medical equipment for uninsured patients, Culpeper Housing and Shelter Services, Manna Ministry, Culpeper Human Services for emergency services for the elderly, Madison Emergency Services Association for their food pantry, Salvation Army for utility assistance, Love Outreach Food Pantry in Orange, and the Orange Free Clinic.
“This year, the Foundation had unspent funds that our Board chose to make available to meet critical needs in our communities. Given that many of our “safety-net” organizations are facing a gap in funding with the closing of the local United Way office, we chose to fund organizations that provide food, shelter and medical services. We’re pleased that we are able to support these organizations and their good work,” commented Shari Landry, Foundation president.
The Culpeper Wellness Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, invests its time and resources in community initiatives that improve health and wellness in Culpeper, Madison, and Orange counties. The Foundation operates the Free Clinic of Culpeper, Culpeper Sport & Fitness and Powell Wellness Center, 2018 Medical Fitness Center of the Year, and one of only three centers in Virginia certified by the national Medical Fitness Association as a medically integrated fitness facility.