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June 1, 2018

PATH grants to 20 area nonprofits total $746,000

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Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will receive $75,571 to support its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in the Haiti Street neighborhood of Warrenton.
The Warrenton-based PATH Foundation on Friday announced the selection of 20 area organizations to receive a total of more than $746,000 from its most recent round of grant applications, focused on projects and planning.

The projects selected relate to one or more of the foundation’s four priority areas: access to care, childhood wellness, mental health and senior services. The selected grantees have one year to use the funding provided to them. 
“This year we increased funding for our project and planning grants by $250,000, which allowed us to fund more nonprofits serving the communities of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties,” PATH President Christy Connolly said. “Each one of these recipients has demonstrated a solid plan or program that aligns with our mission to strengthen the health and vitality of our community.

“The board and staff appreciate this opportunity to help with their efforts.”
The recipients:
• Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County —$65,765 to collect and catalogue local historical data within the African-American community.

• Aging Together — $62,000 for strategic planning in assessing issues facing seniors and caregivers in the region.

• Fauquier CADRE — $20,000 to continue and expand the Lock Your Meds program. This project educates families on the importance of locking medications in a secure location at home.

• Fauquier Community Child Care Inc. — $14,500 for the Let’s Keep Movin’ project. The program promotes healthy eating and active living initiatives, along with professional development training for staff.

• Fauquier Education Farm — $22,540 to continue support of their 2019 Workshop Series and expansion of their new farm incubator program.

• Fauquier FISH — $88,650 for its Weekend Power Pack program, which provides backpacks of meals to children who are at risk of hunger during weekends, school holidays and snow days. This project is in partnership with Fauquier County Public Schools.

• Fauquier Free Clinic — $81,000 to continue the expansion of oral health resources in its dental clinic.

• Fauquier Habitat for Humanity — $75,571 to support its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative that advances social cohesion, sense of community and collective action within the Haiti Street neighborhood.

• Foothills Forum -— $10,000 to support research and reporting on education, employment, volunteerism and workforce development in Rappahannock County.

• Greater Piedmont Trauma Informed Community Network — $30,000 to implement a new program to provide psychoeducational classes to at-risk children and their families at Sycamore Park Elementary School in Culpeper.

• Headwaters Foundation — $10,000 to continue support for its After-School Enrichment Program offered to students in Rappahannock County.

• Kid Pan Alley — $20,000 to support The Stories Between Us – a community building project creating original songs written by youth to bridge the gap between the young and the aging.

• Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program — $9,700 to support a 12-week equine-assisted, hands-on learning program in collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier.

• Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center — $43,500 to develop a program supporting conflict resolution through mediation and restorative justice education and services.

• Piedmont Symphony Orchestra — $18,000 to support its youth community outreach programs, Music Mentors Program and the Young Artists Competition.

• Rapp@Home — $35,000 to continue support of its Senior Village Initiative. The program links neighbors together to maintain their independence through staying active and having access to necessary services in Rappahannock County.

• Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Inc. — $20,404 to support The Groundwork Project. The program encourages leadership development, builds teamwork, and establishes careers for young people through hands-on learning and experiential education.

• RappU Inc. — $40,000 for its Healthcare Training Leadership and Management Program, forwarding its workforce development initiative in Rappahannock County.

• The Clifton Institute Inc. — $17,750 to expand its outdoor experiential education program for local elementary and secondary school students.

• Verdun Adventure Bound — $62,500 to support its Youth Resiliency Program, through a partnership with Fauquier Community Child Care.
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