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Grant Recipients 2021

Funds for Operation Round Up come from all co-op members who voluntarily choose to round up their monthly bills to the nearest even dollar (enroll by clicking here). SVEC assists with a corporate contribution toward grants.

Third Cycle (October 2021)

Augusta County

MaDee Project: For financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Renewing Homes of Greater Augusta: To provide life-impacting repairs and accessibility modifications for one of its elderly, disabled homeowners, who is also raising her young granddaughter.

Page County

Page Free Clinic: To offset expenses for equipment and volunteer support for bringing a Remote Area Medical clinic to Page County in July 2022. These remote clinics are a major nonprofit provider of free pop-up clinics for those in need.

Rockingham County
Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley: To support a comic mural residency with Charlottesville-based author and artist Laura Lee Gulledge. One of the major initiatives of Any Given Child is to provide live arts experiences for K-8 students in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County schools.

Blue Ridge CASA for Children: To support an additional advocate manager. Blue Ridge CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) recruits, trains, supports and supervises volunteer advocates to help children in the area navigate through difficult and traumatic times.

Central Valley Habitat for Humanity: To support adding a critical home repair program, defined as improving the safety of homes and addressing issues of deferred maintenance that contribute to a home’s deterioration, diminished functionality, or loss of value.

Pilot Club of Harrisonburg: To promote brain safety and awareness, including the purchase and distribution of 80 helmets for the Salvation Army Santa program and dolls to assist residents with dementia at two local facilities.

Shenandoah Valley Junior Golf Foundation: To support programming such as Overcoming Barriers, which takes people with special needs to various facilities to participate in different sports and activities.

Skyline Literacy: To help support increasing access to basic literacy (reading, writing and math), ESL (English as a Second Language) and citizenship instruction for adult native-born and foreign-born residents of Rockingham and Shenandoah counties.

Winchester/Frederick County

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging: To provide a hot nutritious noontime meal for any resident age 60 or older free of charge at its senior centers. The centers provide the opportunity to fellowship and offer programs related to nutrition education, healthy aging information, exercise, and other current events.

Sinclair Health Clinic: For essential medical supplies needed to meet the healthcare needs of its growing patient population. Sinclair Health Clinic is the only affordable primary care provider for uninsured residents of Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.


 

Second Cycle (July 2021)

Augusta County

Ride with Pride: To support its goal of serving those with physical, emotional, and developmental special needs through a wide range of therapeutic equine activities.

Highland County

Elegius Equine Mini Sanctuary: To assist with the youth employment program for young people (high school and college students) and individuals with disabilities who would have a difficult time finding jobs in the rural community.

Page County

Page One: To continue its humanitarian mission of operating a food pantry and providing family financial assistance regarding prescriptions, medical care, mortgage payments, rental assistance, and payments for vital utilities.

Rockingham County

Brain Injury Connections: To assist brain injury survivors in accessing life skills training to support their daily living needs. Many clients continue to struggle with social isolation and rely on the organization’s support groups.

Rockingham Educational Foundation: To support an innovative learning grant, which asks educators to provide a learning experience that actively engages students and can be replicated at other schools.

Bridge of Hope: To support the rental assistance program, designed to first identify safe and sustainable housing for a homeless family. It affords families the opportunity to pay off debt, increase credit scores, invest in career training, look for a better job, or build savings.

Shenandoah County

Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries: For the purchase of diapers toward A Small Hand, a toddler and infant pantry that serves Shenandoah County residents who are enrolled in government assistance.

Winchester/Frederick County

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum: To support programming that encourages learning through play at the Winchester-based children’s museum.

Winchester Little Theatre: To support WLT4Kids, a theatrical immersion experience in which youth learn all aspects of theater during a summer session.

Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter: To offer conflict resolution training to staff and rental of a portable toilet to accommodate transportation challenges for clients, who sometimes must travel up to 30 minutes by bus to reach a shelter.


 

First Cycle (February 2021)

Augusta County

Health Equipment Loan Program: To enhance its standard sanitation procedures with the purchase of new equipment, which is loaned at no cost to those in need.

Staunton Augusta Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity: To provide critical home repairs for families most in need.

Highland County

Highland Medical Center: To assist with costs associated with holding COVID vaccination clinics.

Page County

Arise of Page County: To provide needed shelter, meals and a safe place for homeless area residents.

Page Alliance for Community Action: To support paying an instructor who will provide free swim lessons at Hawksbill Recreation Park in Stanley.

Rockingham County

Briery Branch Community Club: For landscaping around the club, the only gathering place for meetings, reunions, receptions and the like.

James Madison University Foundation: To support the university’s Valley Scholars program in its effort to hold a summer camp entitled “Solar Challenge Project – Exploring Solar Energy.”

Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry: To help fund the enclosing of the Edom United Methodist Church pavilion to make it warmer and drier during the winter months.

Shenandoah County

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter: To supplement its in-house utility assistance program to assist families or households struggling to pay their bill because of COVID-related conditions.

Strasburg Community Library: To help fund basic needs, such as ink cartridges, large print books, audio books and staffing.

Warren County

Warren County Habitat for Humanity: To assist with costs of its homeownership education program for low-income families.

Winchester/Frederick County

Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity: To expand its critical home repair program into Shenandoah County.

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum: To support programming that encourages learning through play at the Winchester-based children’s museum.

Special Love: To provide emergency financial relief, such as utilities, rent and mortgage, for families battling childhood cancer.

Wheels for Wellness: To provide access and transportation to health care, at no cost, to clients of the organization formerly known as Faith in Action.