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 early May.
2020 Healthy Living Grant Applications
The Healthy Living Grant program for 2020 has been suspended until further notice.
As the community impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have made the decision to focus our available grant resources on critical health needs related to the pandemic in our service area (Culpeper, Orange, Madison counties). Over the next several weeks and months, we will work with local community leaders to identify how we can provide support. Suspending the 2020 Healthy Living Grants program was a difficult decision to make, and we appreciate your understanding during this challenging time.
Thank you to the organizations that submitted applications in 2019 for Healthy Living Grants.
2019 Healthy Living Grants were awarded to 13 area organizations, totaling more than $120,000 for health and wellness projects serving Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties:
Aging Together – $10,000 – To maintain transportation services for vulnerable older adults
Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia – $10,000 – To support Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body & Soul, through participation in physical activities, games, cooking and nutrition, sports leagues and programs that promote social and emotional wellness for youth in Madison and Orange counties
Culpeper Mid-Day Lions Club – $10,000 – To support diabetes screening and education
Culpeper Winter Heat Shelter – $5,000 – To provide removable prosthetic dental devices (dentures and partials) for homeless clients
Friends of the Culpeper Library – $10,000 – To provide assistance with access to online training, computers for resume writing, and job applications for re-entry persons
Hero’s Bridge – $10,000 – To establish a Battle Buddy Community Health Worker program to support elderly veterans in Culpeper County with a variety of needs including home safety, pet therapy and emergency funding for basic needs
Lake of the Woods Fire & Rescue Company – $10,000 – To update Heavy Rescue Response Equipment to support accident scene safety by LOTW Fire & Rescue Company in Orange County
Orange County Free Clinic – $10,000 – To provide dental care vouchers for patients needing emergency surgical & non-surgical dental extractions and tooth fillings
Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic – $10,000 – To provide oral health care for Winter Heat Shelter clients
RAPPU, INC. – $10,000 – To offer tuition assistance in the healthcare field for Culpeper, Orange & Madison Residents
Reva Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department – $7,809 – To support injury prevention during patient handling
Services to Abused Families (SAFE) – $10,000 – To support renovations and additional beds with new mattresses at Christine’s Place for Culpeper, Madison and Orange families in shelter
Sex, Drugs & God – $7,500 – To support Culpeper Young Adult Recovery Network (Culpeper YARN), an open discussion-based format with additional support through a technology component.
Grants In Action
Educate Before You Medicate! Culpeper Wellness Foundation awarded a grant of $2,412 to Aging Together, an organization in support of older adults. The grant helped Aging Together conduct community forums called “Educate Before You Medicate” focused on medication information, safety, use and safe and legal disposal. Local pharmacists and law enforcement all participated.
LOWLINC, a Lake Of the Woods (LOW) organization, helps enable older residents to live safely and independently for as long as possible in the community. Using the $4,120 Healthy Living grant from Culpeper Wellness Foundation LOWLINC produced a Health Matters Toolkit with handouts for seniors to keep track of medications, appointments, questions for healthcare providers, and notes about treatment. They also made a series of 13 presentations to LOW and Orange County residents on “Talking with Your Healthcare Provider” and distributed 382 Toolkits to attendees. The Toolkit is available on their website.