Mary Hoikes

Mary Lib Hoinkes, chair of the River Counties Community Foundation Grants Committee, presented $341,831 in community grants to 45 nonprofit organizations during the July 8 grants reception at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury. The grants support impactful projects and programs in Lancaster, Northumberland, and Middlesex Counties in the areas of health and wellness, educational success, economic prosperity, and cultural vibrancy. Click here for a list of this year's grants.


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2014 Report to the Community

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Who We Are

The River Counties Community Foundation is a public charity that is

  • Enhancing the quality of life in Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland counties by
    • Encouraging philanthropy by making it simple, flexible and cost-effective
    • Ensuring that the charitable intent of our donors will be met in perpetuity
    • Serving as effective stewards of our philanthropic assets


The Community Foundation’s mission is to cultivate philanthropy by

  • Connecting people who care with causes that matter
  • Providing superior stewardship for our donors
  • Creating a better quality of lifeā€¦ forever.

Core Values

  • We believe in the power of philanthropy to improve the lives of people and communities.
  • We are passionate, visionary and determined leaders committed to achieving extraordinary results.
  • We are exemplary stewards of charitable resources, operating with the highest standards of integrity.