September 9, 2020
$79,000 in Kortlandt grants go to 18 local organizations
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity received a $10,000 grant for its volunteer service program.
Eighteen organizations have received grants totaling more than $79,000 from the Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Community Fund at the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation.
The late Patty and Nicholaas Kortlandt, who owned Sunnyside Farm at Rectortown, left an endowment that continues to support charitable work in the community.
Our grants committee read some terrific proposals, all having to adjust or tweak here and there to maintain the core of their programming while respecting and understanding the limitations as a result of COVID-19. The adaptability of our nonprofits is inspiring.
— Northern Piedmont Community Foundation Executive Director Jane Bowling-Wilson
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.
“Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt were community-minded people, dedicated to civic organizations designed to strengthen the fabric of our community,” NPCF Executive Director Jane Bowling-Wilson said.
“Our grants committee read some terrific proposals, all having to adjust or tweak here and there to maintain the core of their programming while respecting and understanding the limitations as a result of COVID-19,” Ms. Bowling-Wilson added. “The adaptability of our nonprofits is inspiring.”
Established as a public charity in 2000, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation 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.
The 2020 Kortlandt grant recipients:
• $10,000 — Fauquier Habitat for Humanity for its volunteer service program.
• $10,000 — People Helping People of Fauquier County Inc. for emergency financial assistance.
• $7,500 — Fauquier FISH Weekend Power Packs.
• $5,300 — Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center to help Fauquier people with developmental disabilities transition from school to employment.
• $5,081 — Fauquier County 4-H virtual learning and livestock.
• $5,000 — American Red Cross work during COVID-19 pandemic.
• $5,000 — Mental Health Association of Fauquier County for virtual mental health first aid.
• $5,000 — Piedmont Symphony Orchestra music mentors program.
• $4,000 — Virginia Hunters Who Care Inc. venison for the hungry.
• $3,750 — Girls on the Run Piedmont for Power Up program.
• $3,000 — Friends of the Rappahannock for its Fauquier County Family Learning Project.
• $2,500 — Fauquier Community Theatre for children’s arts program and community virtual holiday concert.
• $2,500 — Learning Starts Early for its Christmas in July program.
• $2,060 — Piedmont Environmental Council for sustainable landscaping work.
• $2,000 — Experience Old Town Warrenton for placemaking program.
• $1,430 — Little Fork Volunteer Fire & Rescue for portable speed bumps and warning signs.
• $1,000 — Goose Creek Association for watershed health and awareness programs.
• $1,000 — Fauquier County Youth Orchestra to sponsor a concert.
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Becca · September 10, 2020 at 9:43 am
What an amazing couple whose generosity accomplishes such amazing things.
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