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Community Foundation awards nearly $49,000 in grants from Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund

From The Community Foundation

The Fund Advisors, several of whom served as trusted advisors to Mr. Green, convene twice each year to review competitive  grant applications and recommend programs for funding. Created through a bequest in his will, this fund annually gives $95,000 or more to support programs like the ones Mr. Green supported during his life: historic preservation, public recreation and youth-serving programs. Another round of grants will be available for larger projects this fall. The Request for Proposals for these grants will be available in July.

Spring grant awards range in size from $500 to $5,000:

Children’s Museum of Richmond – Fredericksburg – Special Nights for Special Needs
Support for the Children’s Museum’s free admission night for families that have children with disabilities. The program includes lowered lighting, quieter music and adaptive tools.

Downtown Greens, Inc. – Head Start Garden Sprouts
A year-round, weekly, garden-based education program utilizing the raised garden beds at Head Start program outdoor learning areas in Fredericksburg and King George.

Empowerhouse – Increasing Trauma-informed Services for Children Residing in the Domestic Violence Shelter
Creates and implements a plan to train local shelter staff and put promising trauma-informed practices into action for children who have been exposed to domestic violence.

Fredericksburg Area Museum – Museum on the Move
A school outreach program that brings the museum experience into the classroom.

Fredericksburg Cemetery Company Inc – Re-setting and repair of Cokinides Grave Marker
Funding to repair and re-set a marker that was vandalized.

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Kids on the Go Summer Feeding Program
Supports program to provide no cost freshly-prepared, well-balanced and nutritious meal for any child in need.

Fredericksburg Trails Alliance – Trail Maintenance
Repair and upgrade to popular local trails damaged by winter storms.

Rappahannock CASA Inc. – Supporting Child Advocacy
Capacity-building grant to meet needs caused by a significant rise in caseload of children needing advocacy in and out of court.

Spotsy Dog Park, Inc. – Entrance and Rules Signage
Construction of two signs to designate the Gordon Road dog park entrance.

Stafford Junction, Inc. – Stafford Summer Strikers Soccer
Program to engage low income or at-risk youth in the game of soccer. This program includes healthy snacks, Tide Me Over food packs, reusable water bottles, soccer balls and team jerseys.

Washington Heritage Museums – Minimize Water Intrusion Rising Sun Tavern
Project to install and/or repair chimney caps, flashing, shingles and gutters to ensure historic building is water-tight.

The Community Foundation manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River region. The foundation’s goal is to promote greater philanthropy by assuming challenges faced by the donor and managing one-time and continual giving in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. The foundation and its board members are endlessly dedicated to the community’s enrichment and growth.

The Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses eager to achieve great results with their charitable giving.

For more information about participating in local giving programs or establishing a fund at The Community Foundation, call 540 373-9292 or email [email protected]

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