Grants

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.

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.


Considering applying in 2020? We invite you to review the 2019 program guidelines and the information required to complete your application. New guidelines will be posted in February 2020.

 

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.