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2018- 2019 IMPACT GRANT RECIPIENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Investing in our Children (Education)

A total of ten agencies will receive funding in the education category, totaling $123,250.

 

Funding Priorities

  • Children have access to basic needs 
  • Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten
  • Students have access to high quality, enriching out of school programs where students have support and encouragement for educational success from engaged parents/advocates and mentors.
  • Junior high and high school students have access to age-appropriate college and career preparation and graduate equipped with skills for success.

 

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

$10,000

To support a new School-to-Work program for Littles aged 15-18 years old discover their aptitudes in the workplace and learn what opportunities are available in the workforce in our community. This will guide students to take high school classes appropriate to prepare them to enter the workforce after high school.

Students have access to high quality, enriching out of school programs where students have support and encouragement for educational success from engaged parents/advocates and mentors.

Junior high and high school students have access to age-appropriate college and career preparation and graduate equipped with skills for success.

Kids Club of NSV

$50,000

To provide breakfast for children during summer for families experiencing food insecurity. To support after school programs, with programs focusing on studying, mentoring, and making positive decisions. To support middle and high school youth with goal setting and career development skills.

Children have access to basic needs 

Students have access to high quality, enriching out of school programs where students have support and encouragement for educational success from engaged parents/advocates and mentors.

Junior high and high school students have access to age-appropriate college and career preparation and graduate equipped with skills for success.

 

 

Fremont St. Nursery

$15,500

Funds five enrichment programs in order to provide high-quality childcare to low-income and single-parents, new caregivers, and at-risk youths. Funded programs include: physical fitness, gardening, summer enrichment activities, music therapy, and early learning assessment.

Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten

 

Heritage Child Development

$4,500

Provides scholarships to two families who could not afford a quality preschool education.

Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten

 

Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

$4,500

To support scholarships for a summer camp program for children in partnership with the NAACP.

Students have access to high quality, enriching out of school programs where students have support and encouragement for educational success from engaged parents/advocates and mentors.

 

Shenandoah Education Foundation

$6,000

Supports the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides a free book to registered children every month until they turn five, upon which they receive a graduation book.

Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten

 

 

Winchester Day Nursery

$15,000

Provides scholarships to families who could not afford a quality preschool education.

Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten

 

Gus Bus

$5,500

To support the mobile literacy program “Gus Bus” during summer months. The Gus Bus goes to neighborhoods in Page County to bring reading and writing activities to children. Stops are especially focused on neighborhoods where there is a high rate of need as identified by the school system.

Students have access to high quality, enriching out of school programs where students have support and encouragement for educational success from engaged parents/advocates and mentors.

 

Families Reaching Out Group (FROG)

$1,000

Provides essential items to foster children, and other children in need including strollers, cribs, baby gates, beds, clothing, and other items that will support ALICE families or families in crisis.

Children have access to basic needs.

Healthy Families of NSV

$9,000

To fund a free monthly parenting Education class for 50+ parents of children ages0-5 years. This funding will support the classes that were unable to continue due to a budget cut from the City of Winchester.

Children have access to basic needs.

Healthy Families SC/JMU

$8,700

Provides free in-home early learning and preschool services to families who are ALICE or in poverty and cannot access childcare and preschool.

Children have access to basic needs 

Preschool aged children have access to affordable, high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for kindergarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promote financial stability and independence/Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors (Income)

A total of sixteen agencies will receive funding in the income category, totaling $200,050.

 

Funding Priorities

Promote financial stability and independence (Income/Financial Stability):

  • Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.
  • Low or no income individuals acquire the skills necessary to secure and retain self and/or family-sustaining employment
  • Vulnerable seniors are able to access services that improve their quality of life and maintain independence.

 

Support our most vulnerable neighbors (Basic Needs):

  • Help people in crisis meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient.

 

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

American Red Cross

$2,500

Helps fund the Disaster Cycle Services program to alleviate human suffering in times of disaster. The program provides immediate direct assistance by providing basic needs to families in an emergency, recovery planning services and preparation resources.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors.

Blue Ridge Legal Services

$7,500

Provide free legal assistance to low-income residents of NSV.

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

Vulnerable seniors are able to access services that improve their quality of life and maintain independence.

 

Faithworks

$10,000

To supplement the emergency financial assistance program (Pay it Forward) available to families experiencing temporary crisis. Funds will support ALICE families in paying rent/mortgage, utilities, or utility payments when an unexpected emergency occurs.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity

$30,000

To establish critical home repair program in Winchester and Frederick Counties and expand program in Clarke County. The program is open to homeowners living at or below 60% area median income, with priority towards aging adults who have mobility and accessibility issues, to help keep homeowners in their homes.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors.

 

Highland Food Pantry, Inc.

$7,500

Funds the Special Delivery Project, which reduces food insecurity among senior citizens by providing bags of nutritious food to identified persons-at-risk each month.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors

 

Literacy Volunteers Winc. Area

$21,650

To expand volunteer recruitment and training efforts and expand office hours to cater to ALICE students who require tutoring after work hours. Additionally, funding will continue to support the job readiness literacy program by assisting with resume development, interview skills, and case management. 

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

Low or no income individuals acquire the skills necessary to secure and retain self and/or family-sustaining employment

 

LFCC Education Foundation

$1,750

To support the food pantry, started with last year’s impact grant funding, by utilizing funds to purchase food for their pantry that help meet the needs of low-income and food insecure students at the college.  

Low or no income individuals acquire the skills necessary to secure and retain self and/or family-sustaining employment

Help people in crisis meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient.

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

$14,400

Partially funds a Centralized Housing Intake coordinator to serve Clarke County, Frederick County, Shenandoah County and the City of Winchester. CHI offers a coordinated intake assessment for the homeless and near homeless population.

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

 

CHOICES

$8,000

To assist victims of domestic violence to become financially stable. This includes assisting with childcare expenses to help women find and maintain employment, helping with car repairs or registration fees, and providing clothing and food to women and children fleeing domestic violence.

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

 

The Salvation Army

$38,000

Funding will provide food to provide food boxes for those in need, both residents of the shelter and members of the community. Additionally, funding will be used to provide utility assistance to families in need to prevent homelessness due to inability to pay their utility bills.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors

Winchester Area Temp Thermal Shelter

$7,500

Supports operations by assisting with the cost of training high quality shelter managers that stand ready to open the shelter on time every day of the 20 week season and are trained to address the challenges associated with low barrier shelter operation.    

Support our most vulnerable neighbors.

Adult Care Center of NSV

$10,000

Provides scholarship support for families who become a one-income household due to Alzheimer’s disease or similar dementia.

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

Vulnerable seniors are able to access services that improve their quality of life and maintain independence.

Blue Ridge Housing Network

$10,000

Support clients with funding for security deposits and/or first month’s rent to help homeless families secure housing as well as providing financial assistance to cover rent or utility bills during a temporary financial crisis.

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

Support our most vulnerable neighbors.

Horizon Goodwill

$10,000

To support the Get Onboard! Job Readiness Program. The program is a two-week course offering participants a framework for the essential skills required to be successful both in their personal and professional lives. Classes focus on concepts of emotional intelligence, conflict negotiation, and social skills in addition to employability skills including a financial and digital literacy curriculum. 

Families in our community are self-sufficient and move from financial instability to financial stability.

Low or no income individuals acquire the skills necessary to secure and retain self and/or family-sustaining employment

 

Family Promise of Shenandoah County

$8,000

To provide support services to homeless families in crisis towards financial stability. Services include transportation to and from shelter, Child Care assistance grants, case management services, and emergency supplies for families in crisis when they arrive to Family Promise.

Help people in crisis meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient.

 

PageOne of Page Co.

$15,000

To assist low income families with emergency financial needs, such as rent and utility bills in order to prevent homelessness for at-risk families.

Help people in crisis meet their basic needs and become self-sufficient.

 

Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging

$8,000

To support funding for a new van which would provide transportation for persons with disabilities and seniors, as well as to transport meals for the Meals on Wheels delivery program for homebound seniors.

Vulnerable seniors are able to access services that improve their quality of life and maintain independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Healthier Communities (Health)

A total of fourteen agencies will receive funding in the health category, totaling $216,700.

 

Funding Priorities

  • Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.
  • Children and Youth have access to emergency and ongoing mental health and counseling services. 
  • Aggressively address the substance abuse crisis in our community.
  • Prevent and respond to domestic violence.

 

Organization

Grant Amount

Purpose

Priority Needs Addressed:

Aids Response Effort

$900

To support efforts to expand the reach of ARE to more community members by providing promotional materials to give to expand public awareness about services offered. 

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

Child Safe Center CAC

$20,000

Provide child abuse assessments, therapy for abuse victims at both the Winchester and Shenandoah County locations.

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

Children and Youth have access to emergency and ongoing mental health and counseling services. 

Prevent and respond to domestic violence.

 

CLEAN

$8,500

To help implement the Children of Divorce Program which helps children build coping skills to deal with problems to prevent them from turning to substance abuse.

Aggressively address the substance abuse crisis in our community.

 

Dental Clinic of NSV

$7,000

To provide dental services to individuals without insurance or that cannot pay for services and to provide dental screenings during the Healthy Living Events in exchange for a healthy food voucher.

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

 

Faith In Action

$6,000

To provide non-emergency medical transportation to residents living in the City of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

Sinclair Health Clinic

$45,000

Expand the reach of Project Empower –a program that improves transitions in case and provides comprehensive case management services to vulnerable clients. Funding will also support a Mental Health Professional to engage in home visits with program participants.

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition

$25,000

Provides funding for the Peer Support Specialist Program which provides assistance and support to those suffering with addiction.

Aggressively address the substance abuse crisis in our community.

 

Shen. Co. Free Clinic

$20,000

To provide counseling services for students in Shenandoah County Schools by a professional counselor

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

Children and Youth have access to emergency and ongoing mental health and counseling services. 

 

Shen. Dental Clinic

$16,500

To provide free or low-cost dental treatment to those who are uninsured and/or ALICE families.

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

 

The Laurel Center

$30,000

Supports comprehensive emergency shelter program, 24 hour confidential hotline, education and supportive counseling for parents and children in shelter, and environment of wellness, advocates and support for women and families. 

Children have access to basic needs.

 

Prevent and respond to domestic violence.

Infant & Toddler Connection

$3,100

To provide funding for two employees to receive their Infant Mental Health endorsement, which will enable them to identify early trauma in infants and adjust their practice to promote greater social-emotional development with a more comprehensive system of care. 

Children and Youth have access to emergency and ongoing mental health and counseling services.

Page Co. Free Clinic

$18,000

To provide dental equipment and partially fund a dentist to expand dental services to Page County residents who are uninsured and/or ALICE families.

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

 

Concern Hotline

$5,000

To support the cost of the telephone answering service which allows Concern Hotline to provide an around the clock emergency hotline

Families and individuals are able to access quality and affordable health care which includes: physical, dental, mental health, and wellness.

Aggressively address the substance abuse crisis in our community.

Prevent and respond to domestic violence.