The Culpeper Wellness Foundation awarded $120,000 in Healthy Living Grants to 15 organizations proposing health and wellness projects within the Foundation’s service area of Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties.

The 2023 grant recipients include:

Orange County Free Clinic, $10,000 – Mental health services for patients.

Culpeper Food Closet, $5,000 – distribution of healthy snacks in summer for families without access to school meal programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia, $10,000 – Club implementation of Triple Play: A Game Plan for Mind, Body & Soul, a research-based program offering physical activities, games, cooking and nutrition, sports and programs that promote social and emotional wellness for youth in Madison and Orange counties.

Manna Ministry, $10,000 – “Manna to Home,” provision of healthy fruits and vegetables as well as hygiene products for home use.

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc./Downtown Farmers Market, $4,000 – Healthy eating and fresh food accessibility through SNAP matching, youth nutrition education program and Farm Fresh Dollars for kids to shop at the market.

Aging Together, $5,000 – Conference focused on understanding of dementia and person-centered care for individuals with dementia.

SAFE, $10,000 – Assistance with utility costs for emergency shelters.

Christ-Centered Addiction Restoration Services (CARS), $10,000 – Technology equipment in support of recovery services.

Madison Learning Center, $4,280 – Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids program including garden beds for vegetables and curriculum of mindful eating and exercise to create healthy habits.

Bridge Ministry, $10,000 – Residential reentry program for individuals transitioning from incarceration.

Generations Central Adult Day Center, $4,220 – Exercise program for older adults.

Hero’s Bridge, $7,500 – Battle Buddies support program focused on decreasing isolation, increasing advocacy, and preventing food insecurity for older veterans.

Madison Free Clinic, $10,000 – Screening equipment, educational materials to foster individual tracking of vital signs for better health.

People Inc., $10,000 – Training for volunteers participating in court appointed special advocate program.

Community Development Redistribution (CDR) Resource Center, $10,000 – Basic & comprehensive care packages of personal use and household products.

Shari Landry, Foundation president, said, “The grant proposals represented a broad spectrum of needs, and I appreciate the work of our grants review board in carefully considering each application. The communities in our service area are fortunate to have so many organizations focusing on health and wellness needs for all ages.”

The Culpeper Wellness Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit, invests its time and resources in community initiatives that improve health and wellness in Culpeper, Madison and Orange counties. The Foundation operates the Free Clinic of Culpeper, PATH Recreation & Fitness Center, and Powell Wellness Center, one of only two fitness centers certified by the Medical Fitness Association as a medically integrated facility.