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2010 Grantees

Human Services

American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc./$7000/ A partnership with Jericho and Damascus to complete the construction of the West African Farm Exhibit, in an effort to help youthful, non-violent ex-offenders transition to more responsible, productive lives.

ARC of Augusta / $5000 / Provide scholarships for five individuals with an intellectual disability to attend ARC programs and gain increased levels of activity, exercise, continuing education, and life skills.

Blue Ridge Legal Services / $4800 / Award will provide free high-quality legal advice and representation to low-income elderly persons in our area.

CASA / $5800 / Award will expedite placement of vulnerable children into safe, permanent, and nurturing homes, as part of the Court Advocacy for Abused/Neglected Children Project, preventing their revictimization, and improving mental health and educational performance.

Community Childcare Center / $5000 / Provides child care on a sliding-scale basis for children whose parents work, are in job training, schooling, or have special needs. Award will provide scholarships to low-income families who do not qualify for DSS assistance.

Family Resource and Referral Center / $9500 / Award will provide support for in-home visits to at-risk families to help prepare children to be ready for school, in addition to funds to develop off-site supervised visit kits.

Salvation Army Staunton / $1600 / Program designed to meet financial, emotional, and material needs of the poorest families

Valley AIDS Network / $4000 / Award will provide emergency rental, utility, and heating assistance to Valley residents diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The program provides ongoing case management services with an emphasis on restoring financial stability, wellness, and self reliance.

Valley Mission / $3800 / Award will Purchase materials for improved and increased case management, anger and conflict resolution courses, and workplace essential skills education for mission residents.

Health

AMC Hospice (Camp Dragonfly) / $2400 / Offers children’s bereavement services through a summer camp program. Award will provide supplies for arts and crafts and a memorial bonfire.   

AMC Hospice (Shenandoah House) / $7500 / A non-institutional facility in a home-like setting for hospice patients who do not have a caregiver available. Award will provide financial assistance for residents when needed

Augusta Regional Dental Clinic / $10000 / Preventative and restorative treatment for 600 children of low-income families in the clinic and at area schools

Valley Hope Counseling Center / $7500 / Award will provide low-fee anger management and substance abuse counseling services to low-income, uninsured local residents, helping to break the cycles of violence and substance abuse.

Food and Shelter

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank / $7500 / The BackPack program will supply nutritious food to low-income children during weekends and holidays, when they do not have access to free lunches and school-based resources.

Nelson County Pantry / $5000 / Monthly and emergency food distribution to needy residents of Nelson County

Rebuilding Together / $7500 / Performs critical home repairs for low-income, elderly, disabled, or disadvantaged home-owners in our community. Award will allow for roof replacements, wheel chair ramp construction, and barrier-free bathroom construction, among other projects.

Verona Community Food Pantry / $6000 / Award will secure approximately 500,000 lbs. of nutritious food to serve needy families in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County Area.

Education

Community Childcare Center / $5000 / Provides child care on a sliding-scale basis for children whose parents work, are in job training, schooling, or have special needs. Award will provide scholarships to low-income families who do not qualify for DSS assistance.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc. / $5000 / Partnership with VA Dept. of Education, CFCBR, and RFB&D to provide audio books, playback equipment, and member support

Shenandoah Valley Community Focus / $5000 / Funding will support a student tutor for children who have been suspended or expelled from school due to violent behavior or substance abuse. The program’s objectives are to help these students avoid future negative behaviors, learn resistance skills to substance abuse, and set positive future goals.

Special Olympics of VA / $2000 / Take local athletes and coaches to compete in the state level Special Olympics

Talking Books Center / $3000 / Award initiates a community awareness campaign to increase the number of patrons served by the center, in addition to assisting with recruitment, public support, and funding.

Valley Mission / $3800 / Award will purchase materials for improved and increased case management, anger and conflict resolution courses, and workplace essential skills education for mission residents.

The Wildlife Center / $4000 / Award will support the Wildlife Center’s compelling environmental education programs to public elementary schools in our area.  

Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development Council/ $2700 / Collaborative program to monitor water quality and analyze bacterial reductions in the Pogue’s Run Watershed, situated along an entrance corridor to Staunton. The watershed will serve as a demonstration site to study stream health, stream restorations, and reforestation for area schools during fieldtrips and workshops.

Arts and Culture

American Frontier Culture Foundation, Inc./$7000/ A partnership with Jericho and Damascus to complete the construction of the West African Farm Exhibit, in an effort to help youthful, non-violent ex-offenders transition to more responsible, productive lives.

Staunton Music Festival / $5000 / Award will provide a free concert series as part of the renowned Staunton Music Festival, providing world-class caliber classical music to underserved areas in our community, including one for children

Valley Symphonic Concerts / $2000 / Award will sponsor professional musical performances and education to local students during the In-School Music Program, designed to enhance student interest in classical music.

Environment

Shenandoah Resource Conservation and Development Council / $2700 / Collaborative program to monitor water quality and analyze bacterial reductions in the Pogue’s Run Watershed, situated along an entrance corridor to Staunton. The watershed will serve as a demonstration site to study stream health, stream restorations, and reforestation for area schools during fieldtrips and workshops.

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