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 – 2024

The application period for a 2024 Healthy Living Grant closed at 5 pm on  April 12, 2024. We look forward to announcing the grant recipients at the end of May.

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

Children at Madison Learning Center enjoying their Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids curriculum that includes gardening, mindful eating and exercise.


The Culpeper Baptist Church young adults group assembled 900 snack bags for the Food Closet’s healthy summer snacks initiative.


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.

Contact Us

Culpeper Wellness Foundation
19002 Crossroad Parkway
Culpeper, VA 22701

Main phone: 540.431.2397

Shari Landry
President, Culpeper Wellness Foundation