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February 11, 2020

PATH Foundation awards 27 grants totaling $1 million

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Fauquier FISH volunteers last May as they gathered to assemble DASH meal kits for the needy. FISH received a $47,000 PATH grant for operations.
Our general operations grants alleviate the pressure of securing funding, allowing our local nonprofits to thrive and focus on the important work they do each day.
— PATH Foundation President Christy Connolly
The Warrenton-based PATH Foundation on Friday announced just more than $1 million in general operations grants to 27 nonprofit organizations in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties.

PATH makes the grants annually for direct or indirect costs related to the nonprofits’ activities and operations. The foundation’s program focuses on helping “organizations to run smoothly, pursue their best work and establish sustainable principles of best practice.”

PATH President Christy Connolly said: “The PATH Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and vitality of our community, and empowering local organizations to do their best work is one way we can accomplish our goal

“General operating funds are vital to any organization, but they can sometimes be difficult to obtain. Our general operations grants alleviate the pressure of securing funding, allowing our local nonprofits to thrive and focus on the important work they do each day.”

To qualify, the recipients must address one or more of the PATH Foundation’s four areas of focus: access to care, childhood wellness, mental health and senior services.

The foundation considers adherence to best practices related to governance, finance, public disclosure and programming principles, as well as their commitment to strategic planning.

This year’s grants went to:

• Afro-American Historical Association, $36,000

• Allegro Community School of the Arts, $15,000

• American Red Cross, $5,000

• Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, $42,512

• Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, $25,000

• Child Care & Learning Center, $60,000

• Community Touch, $50,000

• Experience Old Town Warrenton, $14,045

• Fauquier CADRE, $14,800

• Fauquier Community Child Care, $85,000

• Fauquier Education Farm, $19,945

• Fauquier Equestrian Forum, $13,000

• Fauquier Family Shelter Services, $75,000

• Fauquier FISH, $47,010

• Friends of the Rappahannock, $75,000

• Headwaters Foundation, $40,000

• Hospice Support of Fauquier County, $15,000

• Kid Pan Alley, $32,000

• Lord Fairfax Community College, $75,000

• Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, $22,086

• Rapp Center for Education, $22,000

• Rapp@Home, $18,500

• Rappahannock Pantry Inc., $69,554

• The Arc of North Central Virginia, $2,919

• The Clifton Institute, $35,732

• Windy Hill Foundation, $22,000

• Youth for Tomorrow, $85,000

The grants totaled $1,017,103.
For more information about the PATH Foundation and its grant cycles, visit
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Linda Ward · February 18, 2020 at 7:14 pm
We found out from our neighbor today that we can donate any extra home canned produce and jams to FISH.
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