In May 2022 the Culpeper Wellness Foundation awarded $120,116 in Healthy Living Grants to 17 organizations proposing health and wellness projects within the Foundation’s service area of Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties.
The 2022 Healthy Living Grant recipients include:
Orange Free Clinic – $10,000 – For the OCFC Cares program to alleviate patients’ out of pocket health care costs by providing access to medications, medical supplies and medical devices for self monitoring.
University Physicians, Orange Primary Care – $7416 – Support to chronic disease care program for management of diabetes, blood pressure and heart health through glucose monitoring devices, blood pressure cuffs and weight scales.
Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia – $10,000 – To support Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body & Soul, a research-based program offering physical activities, games, cooking and nutrition, sports leagues and programs that promote social and emotional wellness for youth in Madison and Orange counties
Culpeper Presbyterian Church – $10,000 – To support inclusion of fresh fruits and vegetables and hygiene items in Manna Ministry’s take-home service for community members in need.
Orange County Office on Youth – $4,200 – To expand existing programs to support additional access to healthy foods and healthy eating education for families in need.
Aging Together – $5,500 – To support a conference providing educational and emotional support to health care workers and caregivers serving individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
Culpeper Literacy Council – $5,000 – To support health literacy program in classroom, Culpeper Free Clinic and local businesses to help individuals for whom English is not their primary language navigate the health care system.
Skyline CAP – $3000 – To support launch of Safety Advances Family Empowerment (SAFE) program that provides safety education to families in order to make improvements in the home environment.
Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission – $10,000 – To support access to medical appointments by recruiting volunteer drivers and providing gas cards to individuals in need to reach their appointments.
Sex, Drugs & God – $7500 – To support the Restoring Lives & Recovering Relationships project that provides financial support and advocacy for individuals working to sustain recovery.
Culpeper Generations Central Adult Day Center – $10,000 – To support operational costs during initial growth of new adult day program.
Hero’s Bridge – $7500 – To support veterans over the age of 65 through COVID prevention education, vaccine promotion and technology and selected outings that enable socialization.
Madison Free Clinic – $10,000 – To support community health through an awareness and education effort that promotes increased understanding of vital signs and availability of blood pressure cuffs to clinic patients for self monitoring.
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board – $5000 – To support the need for two vehicles that will be leased by Recovery Services to respond to community members’ need to access care, services and treatment.
Hospice of the Piedmont – $5000 – To support a recruitment and training program for needed volunteers in Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties.
People, Inc. – $5000 – To establish and train individuals for a court-appointed special advocate program serving children in Culpeper County involved in the judicial system through founded cases of abuse and neglect.
Community Development Redistribution (CDR) Resource Center – $5000 – To support families in need by providing personal hygiene products, clothing and household items as well as offering a mentorship program.
Since 2015, the year the Foundation launched the Healthy Living grants program, nearly 50 organizations have received grants in support of their work to improve health and wellness.
Shari Landry, Foundation president, said, “There are many community organizations working to support health and wellness in our service community of Madison, Orange and Culpeper counties. These organizations provide support across the spectrum in the areas of health education, medication cost and availability, self-monitoring, physical and mental counseling, transportation, volunteerism, and accessibility. It’s always inspiring to receive the grant applications and see the level of commitment to serving our area’s health and wellness. It’s a pleasure to support the recipient organizations, whether they are receiving their first Healthy Living grant or have received Healthy Living grants previously and are continuing or expanding their efforts.”