2020 was a year like no other. As the challenge presented by COVID-19 became clear in the first quarter of 2020, we chose to divert our efforts toward supporting community needs related to coronavirus. Because of this, our annual Healthy Living Grants program was cancelled in 2020. We look forward to announcing the 2021 Healthy Living Grants cycle soon.

The following information reviews our grants and strategic initiatives for 2020.

Prior to diverting our focus to the pandemic needs, we were pleased to support the following initiatives seeking grant monies for efforts related to health and wellness:

  • Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue: Life/form® Advanced Venipuncture and Injection Arm with Circulation Pump, a training tool that will allow personnel to practice and maintain skills in support of patient treatment; $1195
  • Culpeper County 4H: Kitchen appliances needed to offer community cooking and nutrition classes; $1600

Total: $2,795

COVID-19 response grants

Between March and September 2020, we directed our grants in response to the threat of coronavirus in our community. We focused our efforts in five key areas: food, shelter, isolation prevention, medical equipment and health supplies, and support to essential workers.

  • Culpeper Medical Center: Support to community COVID testing; $1,200
  • Empowering Culpeper (People, Inc.): Support to drive-through food distribution events;   $5,000
  • Food Closet of Culpeper: Deliveries of food to quarantined individuals and families in need; $3,000
  • Culpeper Housing & Human Services: Shelter supplies and temporary housing; $5,000
  • Hero’s Bridge: Support services for veterans at risk of isolation; $3,100
  • Culpeper Baptist Church Child Development Center: Childcare services for first responders and essential employees; $8,000
  • Madison Department of Social Services: Emergency fund; $10,000
  • Madison Learning Center: Operating support to center; $5,000
  • Belmont Farms of Virginia: Hand sanitizer supplies for Kid Central, Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services, Culpeper Department of Social Services and food bank; $1,750
  • VA COVID Supply: N95 masks for volunteer EMS, medical providers, Department of Social Services; $2,800
  • Rapidan Rappahannock Regional Commission: Mileage reimbursement for volunteer drivers; $2,000
  • Culpeper Medical Center: Pulse oximeters for COVID-19 patients being monitored at home; $5,670
  • Culpeper Human Services: Children’s pain reliever; $407
  • Kid Central: Supplies for first responder and hospital staff childcare; $800
  • VA COVID Supply: KN95 masks for distribution; $640
  • SAFE: Increased domestic violence reports, remote staff operations support; $10,000
  • Culpeper County Emergency Management Services: Oxide cleaner to decontaminate ambulances and stations; $5,280
  • Aging Together: iPads for residents’ use in Dogwood Village retirement community in Orange; $800

  • Salvation Army: Emergency meals; $5,000
  • Manna Ministry: Start up of bag lunch program; $5,000
  • Public Health: COVID public health education mailing; $8,868
  • Culpeper Housing & Shelter Services: Shelter supplies and temporary housing; $10,000
  • Culpeper County Emergency Services: LifePak 15 defibrillator and monitor; $43,428
  • Rapidan Rappahannock Community Services: Funding of health care position in Culpeper; $30,400
  • Lord Fairfax Community College: Contact tracing center equipment and faculty stipends; $8,000 (contact tracing training session in photo below)
  • Novant Health UVA Health Culpeper Medical Center: directional signage & banner for COVID-19 testing facility; $500

Total: $181,643