COVID-19 Grants Awarded
as of September 25, 2020
* - denotes grants made in partnership with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund outside of RCCF's service area
Children and Families - $220,279
The Bay School - to support the purchase of art supplies and planning for Art-To-Go kits for Middlesex County students.
Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck - to support the BGCNN’s feeding program and Club on the Go packets with fun and creative activities for kids and resources for parents and families; and to support increased staffing, COVID-related cleaning supplies, increased broadband data charges, and funding for additional laptops for use by BGCNN members who do not have their own equipment.
Buoys & Gulls Preschool – to support the installation of large outdoor classrooms to include: a garden, an outdoor kitchen, a music station, art station and add rubber mulch to the existing playground, and to add a stackable washer/dryer to address social distancing and sanitation needs due to COVID-19.
Dream Fields – to support maintenance and lawn care costs of the complex and utilities expenses incurred while allowing use of kitchen facilities by community nonprofit partners to provide meals for children.
Kingdom Kids Preschool – to support a request to complete structural changes to the building's classrooms and for one Airscrubber unit to address social distancing and sanitation needs due to COVID-19.
Lancaster Community Library – to support the purchase of PPE and sanitization supplies for the library’s reopening in June 2020, as well as additional ebooks for the library’s collection and program support for the children’s and adult’s summer reading programs.
Rappahannock Art League – to support the purchase of art supplies and planning for Art on the Go kits for Lancaster County students.
YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas – to support the free childcare programs for children of front line healthcare, emergency and all essential personnel and to support general operating expenses for YMCA locations in Middlesex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties.
Emergency Services - $96,050
Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department – to fund a turnout gear (firefighting suit) drying rack to aid firefighters to respond to emergencies with fully decontaminated equipment in short turnaround times between responses.
King & Queen Community Ministries* - to support purchase of additional fresh foods purchases and emergency financial assistance for low-income families in King & Queen County.
King & Queen Department of Social Services* - to support emergency financial assistance funds such as housing, and utilities assistance to low-income families in King & Queen County.
Lancaster County Department of Emergency Services – to support the purchase of PPE and sanitization supplies for increased COVID social distancing requirements, emergency meal kits, and other supplies for pre-emergency preparedness in the event of a hurricane.
Lancaster County Department of Social Services - to support emergency financial assistance with rent/mortgage payments and utilities costs for low-income families and those suffering job-loss due to COVID-19.
Legal Aid Works - to support mileage reimbursements for staff attorney’s increased travel to and from court appointments in Lancaster County for indigent clients facing life-altering civil legal needs, such as the threat of eviction, loss of unemployment benefits, and domestic violence protective orders, and funding for tech upgrades to conduct secure Know Your Rights webinars.
Linking Help and Hope – to support The Link’s emergency financial assistance program for seniors in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties.
Middlesex Department of Social Services – to provide emergency financial assistance for families who have lost employment in the food services and hospitality sectors and older adults who have exhausted their financial resources preparing for COVID-19.
Montross Ministerial Association* - to support housing and utilities assistance to low-income families in Westmoreland County.
Richmond Ministerial Association* - to support food and utility assistance for low-income residents of Richmond County.
Salvation Army, Essex Chapter* - to support emergency assistance funds such as housing and utilities assistance to low-income families in Essex County.
Salvation Army, Richmond Chapter* - to support housing/homeless support, utilities assistance, food and transportation needs for work and medical appointments for Richmond County residents.
Westmoreland Department of Social Services* - to support emergency financial assistance funds such as housing, and utilities assistance to low-income families in Westmoreland County.
Food Security - $27,400
Callao Rescue Squad – to provide food to residents in need and to help combat medical emergencies arising from malnutrition, lack of food, or lack of proper foods.
Hands Across Middlesex Interfaith Council – to fund part-time employees to respond to increased needs for food packaging and distribution.
Healthy Harvest Food Bank – to fund general operating expenses, including additional food purchase for people in need and the expected increase in demand, labor and delivery charges.
Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation – to fund supplies for food pantries on the Glenns and Warsaw campuses for low-income students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Tappahannock Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Center* - to support a community food pantry.
Health Care - $60,780
Bay Aging – to provide PPE for in-home care aides, coaches and outreach personnel to continue providing care to elderly and indigent clients.
Guadalupe Free Health Clinic* – to provide funding for medical supplies, cleaning supplies and increased expenses due to the COVID-19 crisis in Westmoreland County.
Ledwith-Lewis Free Health Clinic – to provide funding for medical supplies, cleaning supplies and additional telehealth account registrations for eligible clients in Essex, King & Queen and Middlesex Counties.
Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic – to provide funding for increased health care needs of residents in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Middlesex Counties.
Three Rivers Health District – to provide care packages with medical supplies and food sources, allowing Three Rivers to assist the community when Department of Social Services is unable to offer support.
Three Rivers Health District – to hire a Community Testing Team to conduct drive-thru COVID-19 testing throughout the District’s 10-county service area.
Housing - $27,000
Avalon Center - to support the Center’s work ensuring the safety and securing the basic needs (housing, food) of women and children experiencing domestic violence in Lancaster, Northumberland and Middlesex Counties.
Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST) – to fund motel vouchers for homeless residents to self-isolate and/or self-quarantine, and for families losing homes due to loss of employment.
The Haven Shelter and Services – to purchase items such as toilet paper/paper towels, cleaning supplies, canned foods, frozen proteins, baby wipes/diapers, etc., that they would ordinarily receive via in-kind donations that they are not currently receiving.