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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

Summer 2021

 Total Amount Awarded: $114,750

Deltaville Community Association - the completion of the final phase of the three-phase Deltaville Ballpark renovation. This will construct ADA-compliant restroom facilities to replace the existing restroom, which is over 50 years old and does not adequately serve attendees.

Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach - support for emergency home repairs for physically and financially disadvantaged residents and assists the Food Bank to distribute food during the pandemic. It also provides for disinfecting and deep cleaning the HANDS facility.

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity - support the completion of the Build 21 project located near on Gaskins Road near Weems, VA.

Lancaster/Northumberland Interfaith Service Council - assist 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 - support the work of The Link's Resources Consultant so that she may assist clients to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Northumberland Public Library - purchase of a generator to provide continuity of service for our community.  If there is no power we want to be able to continue to provide connectivity to our patrons and staff so that our ability to provide services (i.e. Internet) in uninterrupted.

The TriWay Trail - survey and engineering work for the 1.5-mile Phase I segment of the 9.5-mile TriWay Trial. This initial segment of the trail will serve as the key pilot project of what will be a major economic and quality of life driver in the Northern Neck.