2022 Grant Recipients

Third Cycle (October 2022)

Augusta County

Allegheny Mountain Institute: To provide farm-fresh produce to Highland County families on a weekly basis.

Ride with Pride: For general operating support, such as student scholarships and horse care.

Rockingham County

Blue Ridge Free Clinic: For general operating support to assist patients in obtaining long-term, accessible, affordable, stable primary care.

Boys and Girls Club: For scholarships for Rockingham County clubs.

Explore More Discovery Museum: To support weekly toddler and preschool programs.

Shenandoah County

Community Care and Learning Center: To support the addition and renovation of bathrooms at its childcare center.

Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries: To purchase diapers for A Small Hand toddler and infant pantry.

Winchester/Frederick County

Access Independence: To provide home modifications, adaptive equipment and technology to help people with disabilities live more independently in their homes.

Second Cycle (June 2022)

Augusta County

Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge: To support the nonprofit Jones Gardens in its expansion of a community garden in Staunton.

LIFEworks Project: To support its microgrant program to assist neighbors in their press forward toward independence.

Mental Health America of Augusta: To run its I.C. Hope program through the local YMCA, providing support services from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades.


Blue Ridge Foster Love: To supplement overhead costs for its foster care closet and purchase items required to be new, such as diapers, wipes and car seats.


Council on Alcoholism, Lord Fairfax: To replace the HVAC units at its Lord Fairfax House, a residential halfway house for people recovering from addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Godfrey Miller Home: To subsidize the cost of meals to older adults in the community who have limited financial meals.

Love to NIC: To provide necessities, such as shoes, socks and clothing, and meals to area homeless.


Living Legacy: To help with the cost of its first employee, a part-time facility manager who helps to promote the mission of encouraging personal development and healthy lifestyles for youth.

Stanley Volunteer Fire Department: To keep equipment in working condition for its group of about 50 members.


Sustainability Matters: To support Shenandoah County-based activities of its Making Trash Bloom project at the landfill.


Girl Scouts of Skyline: To support financial assistance in its service area, to include funding girls with membership, uniforms, books and more.

Salvation Army Front Royal: To purchase gifts for underprivileged children in the Angel Tree Christmas assistance program.

First Cycle (February 2022)

Augusta County

Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta holding their grant from SVECRenewing Homes of Greater Augusta: To perform critical home repairs for a client living at or beneath 150% of the federal poverty threshold.

Page County

Arise of Page County: To offer emergency housing funds that supply area homeless with a safe place to sleep.

Page Alliance for Community Action: To offer free swim lessons at Hawksbill Recreation Park in Stanley and Lake Arrowhead in Luray.

Rockingham County

Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley: To benefit its “Circles of Support” program serving clients, offering a comprehensive set of services to ensure people do not fall through the cracks of the health and behavioral health systems.

Shenandoah County

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter: To supplement the utility assistance program to lessen the long-term financial impact of the pandemic on local households.

Winchester/Frederick County

Henry & William Evans Home for Children: To recarpet the main living room of the house and one of the parent units, improving the “home-life” feel and help to provide a safe, comfortable home for residents and staff.

Highland Food Pantry: To supplement the emergency financial aid budget, which covers expenses for utility bills, rental assistance and other everyday needs such as gas vouchers.

Literacy Volunteers: To expand its established reading curriculum and supplement it with classroom sets of level-appropriate novels and short stories.

Timber Ridge School: To improve the efficiency of utilities by purchasing three Energy Star-certified refrigerators for dormitories.

Wheels for Wellness: To provide free, door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and treatment for those in the region with no other means of transportation.

Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS): To provide two months of service for a temporary shower and toilet facility at the current site of the shelter in downtown Winchester.