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Economic Prosperity

River Counties Community Foundation supports programs designed to increase economic prosperity in our area, including safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development and financial literacy programs. Underscoring the importance of these services is the cycle of poverty that impacts pockets of our region.

Our priority is to support systems and initiatives that empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that help them achieve good health, successful educational outcomes and economic potential.

Our goals:

  • Residents have opportunities to access and maintain safe and affordable housing in thriving, sustainable communities.
  • Residents are able to build the knowledge, skills and resources they need to attain financial independence and pursue career opportunities.

Habitat for Humanity Middlesex

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Bay Aging
$36,168 to implement the operation of a second bus in Middlesex County to meet the public transportation needs of residents.

Habitat for Humanity Middlesex
$30,000 to support the construction of Habitat homes in the county and acquisition of land to build future homes.

Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach

  • $8,500 to provide maintenance, improvements and emergency home repairs to physically and financially disadvantaged residents through the Home Repair Program
  • $30,000 to support the first full-time, paid staff position in its over 20 year history, to manage a lead multiple programs and support over 100 volunteers.

Lancaster & Northumberland Interfaith Service Council
$1,000 to  assist elderly, disabled, and other disadvantaged residents in crisis situations when other resources are insufficient or unavailable.

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity
$2,846 to support construction of the first handicapped accessible Habitat home in Lancaster County.

Linking Hope and Help
$3,000 to support a Client Coaching Coordinator position, to train, support and coordinate coaches who will assist clients in actualizing their self-sufficiency plans.

Middlesex County Department of Economic Development and Tourism
$14,990 to support the creation and implementation of visitor's centers across the county, in partnership with the Middlesex County Museum, Deltaville Maritime Museum, and Urbanna Museum.

Middlesex County Department of Social Services
$20,000 to support the Rapid Re-Housing program, providing financial assistance and services to keep applicants permanently housed.

Middlesex Water Authority
$39,842 to provide connection fee assistance to low and moderate income families in the Deltaville area.

Northern Neck Visions, Inc.

  • $1,000 to support Northern Neck Connection's seminar series for local nonprofits.
  • $2,000 to support LEAD Northern Neck programming for local community leaders through a year-long course study.

VersAbility Resources, Inc.
$7,500 to support the purchase of a van to help individuals with disabilities from the Puller Center travel throughout the region to businesses and community partners.