Cultural Vibrancy

A thriving community promotes and celebrates its creative spirit. As we seek to support a rich tapestry of arts and cultural organizations, we are rewarded with new storytelling techniques, opportunities for self-expression and a common language that bridges age, race and social status. Robust community-based programming and abundant cultural experiences also create educational and economic impact for our region.

Our Goals:

  • Community members receive enrichment and education through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • Historic and cultural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations

The Court House Players

Recent Grants

Spring 2019


Rappahannock Art League - $6,000 for the sustainability of RAL by perpetuating the positive momentum generated from the 2017 RAL Gallery Makeover project and ensuring a visit to RAL continues to exceed expectations by replacing worn and stained carpeting with new commercial flooring.

VilDon Edutainment, Inc. - $2,000 to support the engagement of youth and adults in experiential learning focusing on the Harlem Renaissance, a vibrant and poignant period in U.S.and African-American history, taught through the creation of art and poetry, with a backdrop of music.

Reedville Fishermen's Museum - $5,000 to support purchasing a new diesel engine for Spat II, the push boat for the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum skipjack, Claud W. Somers, replacing deteriorated rigging, and repairing the boom.

Northern Neck Orchestra, Inc. - $5,000 to support a pair of concert performances and to experiment with "daylight" orchestra concerts. 

The Court House Players - $1,200 a week-long residency camp for children ages 6-18 and a final musical performance open to the public.

Foundation for Historic Christ Church Inc. - $6,150 research, design, and production of an interactive, virtual tour of Historic Christ Church that engages new audiences across multiple digital platforms.

Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern Foundation Inc. - $3,500 for materials to supplement history programs in the local school systems.

Rappahannock Concert Association - $5,000 the 2nd yr. of the Strings Crewe, a Suzuki method scholarship program for 13 students, 6-11 years old, on the Northern Neck.

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts - $4,500 support six performing arts programs for K-8 Lancaster Primary & Middle School students through the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts (RFA) Arts for Youth (AFY) program to promote learning through drama, music, and dance.