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

Summer 2022

Total Amount Awarded: $205,000

Deltaville Community Association – to support the replacement of the Deltaville Ballpark's 40+ year old failing field lighting system with new, energy-efficient LED lights.

Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST) – to support the operations of the GUEST Day Shelter & Resource Center providing outreach, shelter, advocacy, and housing resources to persons and families experiencing homelessness on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

Habitat for Humanity of Middlesex County – to support ongoing building activity for Habitat for Humanity of Middlesex VA

Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach – to support emergency home repairs for physically and financially disadvantaged residents and assists the Food Bank to distribute food during the pandemic, as well as disinfecting and deep cleaning the HANDS facility.

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity – to support construction of a permanent home for a qualifying family in the Lancaster/Northumberland Counties area.

Lancaster & Northumberland Interfaith Service Council – to support Lancaster and Northumberland citizens with basic home repairs or emergency financial assistance so they can remain in their homes and function safely.

Linking Hope and Help (The Link) – to support the work of The Link's Resources Consultant so that she may assist clients to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

VersAbility Resourcesto support day programs, training, and skill building for Lancaster, Middlesex, and Northumberland County residents with disabilities through VersAbility’s Lewis B. Puller Center.