The Healthy Living Grants Program
Each year the Culpeper Wellness Foundation provides Healthy Living Grants to support health and wellness related programs and activities in the Foundation’s service area of Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties. Funding decisions on providing the grants to nonprofits in these counties are made by a volunteer grants advisory committee. The application period typically occurs in March and April, and the review process concludes in May.
Grant recipients must be organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, or be a school, municipality or other subdivision of government. Organizations that do not have public charity status may apply for grants if a public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor.
Healthy Living Grant Applications
Thank you for your interest in our 2023 Healthy Living Grants. The application period is now closed.
If your organization has submitted an application, please note that volunteer members of the Foundation’s Community Grants Advisory Board will review the applications and determine which requests are funded. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by the end of May 2023.
Grants In Action
In 2023, Healthy Living Grants were awarded to 15 organizations: Orange County Free Clinic, Culpeper Food Closet, Boys & Girls Club of Central VA, Manna Ministry, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., Aging Together, Services for Abused Families (SAFE), Christ-Centered Addiction Restoration Services (CARS), Madison Learning Center, Bridge Ministry, Culpeper Central Adult Day Center, Hero’s Bridge, Madison Free Clinic, People, Inc., and CDR Resource Center. Read more
In 2022, Healthy Living Grants were awarded to seventeen organizations: Aging Together, Boys and Girls Clubs in Madison and Orange, CDR Resource Center, Culpeper Adult Day Care Center, Culpeper Literacy Council, Culpeper Presbyterian Church (Manna Ministry), Hero’s Bridge, Hospice of the Piedmont, Madison Free Clinic, Orange County Free Clinic, Orange County Office on Youth, People, Inc., Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services, Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission, Sex, Drugs & God, Inc., Skyline CAP, Inc. and University Physicians Orange Primary Care.
In 2021 one of the Healthy Living Grants awarded was to Culpeper Renaissance-Downtown Farmer Market to support a youth nutrition program and Farm Fresh Dollars for kids to use for purchases at the market. Both efforts promoted healthy eating and fresh food accessibility and were very popular with children visiting the market.
In 2019 one of the Healthy Living Grants awarded supported the Reva Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department’s purchase of Hoverjack and Hovermat equipment enabling safe lifting and movement of patients.