The Culpeper Wellness Foundation awarded $117,838 in Healthy Living Grants to 14 organizations proposing health and wellness projects within the Foundation’s mission area of Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties.

The 2021 Healthy Living Grant recipients include:

Orange Free Clinic – $10,000 – Purchase of devices and supplies in support of patient chronic care management (nebulizers, pulse oximeters, digital blood pressure cuffs, glucometers)

Madison Free Clinic – $10,000 – Support to community heart health: Purchase of EKG and AED equipment; staff & volunteer training in equipment use

University Physician, Orange Primary Care – $5095 – Support to chronic care program for management of diabetes, blood pressure and heart health

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 Presbyterian Church – $10,000 – To support inclusion of fresh fruits and vegetables in Manna Ministry’s meals and take home items for community members in need

Culpeper Renaissance – Downtown Farmers Market – $5,585 – Youth nutrition education program and Farm Fresh Dollars for kids to promote healthy eating and fresh food accessibility

Aging Together – $10,000 – Educational conference serving health care workers and caregivers supporting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease

Culpeper Medical Center – $10,000 – Service to provide safe transport for mental health patients to inpatient treatment facility

Christ-Centered Addiction Restoration Services – CARS – $9,888 – Equipment to support expansion of recovery services

Culpeper Baptist Church – $7,500 – Support to 8-week summer camp for K-8th grade children with focus on academics and socialization

People, Inc. – $10,000 – Court-appointed special advocate program in Culpeper County

Piedmont Environmental Council – $9,270 – Support to area food pantries through fresh milk and egg donation program (Article:

Virginia Regional Transit – $10,000 – To support community need for accessible transportation to medical care

Young Lives Culpeper – $5,500 – To support education in nutrition and healthy foods preparation and mentorship for young mothers and their families

 

The Foundation launched the Healthy Living grants program in 2015. Since then, more than 40 organizations have received grants in support of their work to improve health and wellness. In 2020 the program temporarily was placed on hold in order to maximize funds available for the Foundation’s grant response in support of emergency needs related to COVID-19.

 

Shari Landry, Foundation president, said, “We’re very happy to have the program reinstated this year. I’m grateful to the members of our Healthy Living Grants advisory committee for their thoughtful review of each grant application submitted. It is always inspiring to see the innovative and thoughtful work being done to support health and wellness in our service area of Madison, Orange and Culpeper counties.”

 

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, Culpeper Sport & Fitness and Powell Wellness Center, one of only two fitness centers in Virginia certified by the Medical Fitness Association as a medically integrated facility. The Foundation is developing a recreation center that will be the new home for the family-friendly programming of Culpeper Sport & Fitness and recreation such as volleyball, basketball and pickleball on multi-use courts, activities space and more.