Health & Wellness

River Counties Community Foundation maintains an ongoing interest in the health and wellness of our region with a simple goal in mind -- to ensure that local residents are safe and healthy. Our holistic view of health includes access to quality and affordable health care, appropriate use of a medical home and initiatives that empower individuals to develop active, healthy lifestyles that begin in childhood and continue through all phases of life. We also invest in programs that promote safe home, school and neighborhood environments.

Our goals:

  • Residents have access to comprehensive and coordinated preventative services and quality health care.
  • Residents are connected to resources that meet their health, nutritional and safety needs.

Northern Neck Food Bank

Recent Grants

Summer/Fall 2020

Total Amount Awarded to Date: $77,109

Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter – to conduct 24/7 telehealth programs and a series of webinars supporting caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients in Lancaster, Northumberland, and Middlesex Counties.

Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck, Inc – to support medical care for owned and stray pets and the purchase of pet food for families who cannot otherwise afford it, and to continue AWL’s spay/neuter programs.

The Doorways – to support The Doorways' Patient and Family Access Program which provides medical lodging and support services for patients and families of Lancaster, Middlesex, and Northumberland Counties who must remain in Richmond for extended medical treatments.

Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department – for general operating expenses.

Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Outreach - to support the Emergency Housing Repair (HER) program which provides emergency home repairs to physically and financially disadvantaged residents to enable them to live in their homes with dignity, and for the continued support of two additional part-time people to assist the Food Bank.

Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department – for general operating expenses

Middlesex, VA, Office of Emergency Services – for general operating expenses

Northern Neck - Middlesex Free Health Clinic – to support increased costs for equipment and supplies due to COVID and for services provided to a broader cross-section of the population in the wake of Medicaid expansion in Virginia.

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department – for general operating expenses.                

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad – to support the purchase of PPE and sanitation supplies to limit the COVID contamination possibility during and between calls for rescue services, and for general operating support.               

Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department – for general operating expenses.