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September 24, 2018

$63,400 in Kortlandt grants go to 20 local organizations

The late Nic and Patty Kortlandt established the fund to support education, the environment and the needy in Fauquier County.
Twenty organizations recently received grants totaling $63,463 from the Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Community Fund at Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.

Established in 2013, the Kortlandt fund honors two Fauquier residents who spent more than 50 years giving back to the community they called home. Mr. and Mrs. Kortlandt bought Sunnyside Farm at Rectortown in 1954. Mr. Kortlandt sold the farm in 2003, four years after his wife’s death. He died at age 87 in January 2011.

Among the 2018 Kortlandt grant recipients, SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul and Hearts Delight Baptist Church received funding for the first time.

Their projects “perfectly align with the Kortlandts’ wish to strengthen the fabric of our community,” NPCF Executive Director Jane Bowling-Wilson said.

SpiritWorks received $2,500 for its Family & Friends project, which will address the need for an effective community response to the opioid epidemic in Fauquier County. The project offers supportive education about addiction and recovery to family members, specifically youth and parents/grandparents, as well as friends and concerned significant others.

“Strategies will educate people to identify signs and symptoms of misuse and addiction more quickly, respond correctly when required, and foster compassion and understanding for family members whose lives have been impacted by addiction and individuals living in recovery,” Ms. Bowling-Wilson said.

Responding to a need for additional recreational activities in the rural Cedar Run District, Hearts Delight Baptist Church received $5,000 to construct a community volleyball court for youth and families as an outlet for additional recreation, exercise and fellowship.

“We are ecstatic at the incredible range of community projects funded by this year’s grants,” Ms. Bowling-Wilson said. “They truly honor the legacy left by Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt.”

The 2018 grant recipients:

• $10,000 — Fauquier FISH for Weekend Power Packs.

• $5,000 — Fauquier Habitat for Humanity for neighborhood revitalization and home preservation.

• $5,000 — People Helping People of Fauquier County for emergency assistance to residents.

• $5,000 — Friends of the Fauquier Library for Community Read program.

• $5,000 — Hearts Delight Baptist Church for volleyball court.

• $4,500 — Community Touch Inc. for Victory Transitional Housing computer lab and food pantry laptop.

• $3,000 — Piedmont Environmental Council for Warrenton Waterkeepers.

• $2,500 — American Red Cross for Fauquier blood drives.

• $2,500 — Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier for academic and career development programs.

• $2,500 — Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center for Fauquier youth training.

• $2,500 — SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul.

• $2,500 — Friends of the Rappahannock for Student Stream Team.

• $2,500 — Washington Area Animal Adoption Group for play yard fencing.

• $2,500 — Souls in Harmony for expansion.

• $2,000 — Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail for acquisition and moving of Mosby Museum artifacts.

• $1,800 — Clifton Institute for expanding environmental education programs.

• $1,500 — Kid Pan Alley for “The Stories Between Us.”

• $1,163 — Fauquier SPCA for veterinary clinic equipment.

• $1,000 — Aging Together for health care providers.

• $1,000 — Verdun Adventure Bound for “Adventures in Learning.”

Established in 2000, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation is a public charity that builds philanthropic capital to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties and to strengthen the region’s nonprofit organizations.

For more information, contact Ms. Bowling-Wilson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 540-349-0631.
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