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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

Spring 2018

Healthy Harvest Food Bank - $50,000 to support the construction of a new facility to meet future demand, distribute product more efficiently and provide future educational programs.

Northern Neck - Middlesex Free Health Clinic - $25,000 to support the cost of equipment and supplies the Clinic needs to conduct its medical, dental, and pharmacy operations.

Three Rivers Health District - $6,000 to provide equipment necessary for training communities on issues related to substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders.

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Foundation - $6,000 to provide respite care hours for clients and family caregivers of At Home with RWC.

Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department - $4,000 to study available portable radios used in emergency responses to determine the radio that best fits department needs.

The Haven Shelter & Services - $10,000 to support the improved safety and therapeutic value of our emergency shelter facility with the installation of an outdoor playground for children.

Dream Fields - $7,471 to support the initial design work needed to explore options for the future layout and upgrades to Dream Fields.

Smith Point Sea Rescue - $5,000 to support equipment upgrades to safely conduct rescue missions.

Ledwith-Lewis Free Clinic - $5,000 to maintain patient primary care & wellness visits, and healthy living options to uninsured residents of Middlesex.

Middlesex Family YMCA - $4,000 to support the impact and access of the 7th Grade Initiative program at the Middlesex Family YMCA through transport of students home.

Alzheimer's Association - $1,875 to provide respite scholarships to five families living with someone with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.

Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad - $3,674 to provide updated medical equipment for the squad.

Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck - $2,500 to support the trapping and spaying/neutering of cats and returning them to their own environment.

Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) - $2,680 to support CASA advocates in attending the CASA National Conference.

Avalon Center - $1,000 to support those affected by domestic and sexual abuse through counseling, legal advocacy, hospital accompaniment, crisis helpline, and shelter.