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Anne Felder Fund gives $11,000 to groups helping people with disabilities in the area

The Community Foundation administers 170 permanent funds on behalf of generous individuals, families and businesses in our region. Each year, proceeds from these are distributed in the form of grants to local nonprofits, churches and schools.

The Anne Felder Fund of The Community Foundation has awarded five grants to area nonprofits that help vulnerable people in our community.

Twenty years ago, Paula Felder established the Anne Felder Fund to honor her daughter. The purpose of the fund is to support the needs and to enrich the lives of intellectually challenged people in our region. Paula envisioned that the fund would support organizations and projects that benefit intellectually disabled people; for example residential services, daycare, research, education, vocational opportunities, and recreation.

A number of nonprofits submitted applications to the Anne Felder Fund immediately before the pandemic began to affect our region. The Community Foundation is mindful of the serious impact COVID-19 has had on the organizations we support, their own staff teams, and the people they serve. In order to be flexible and responsive to our grantees’ needs, the foundation invited nonprofits to re-submit proposals if their operations had changed or if they were no longer able to offer certain services.


$1,074             Cooking Autism, Exceptional Chefs Program

$2,500             Hope Tree Family Services, Improvements to the J. Howard Cates Independent Living Residential Group Home

$2,500             HumanKind, Enriching the Lives of Fredericksburg Group Home Residents (COVID-19 Response grant)

$2,500             Rappahannock Adult Activities, Inc., Emergency Operating Funds (COVID-19 Response grant)

$2,500             Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Myers Drive Respite Scholarships (COVID-19 Response grant)

The Community Foundation welcomes everyone to get involved in advocating for the vitality and well-being of our region. Visit The Community Foundation’s website at to learn more.


About The Community Foundation

 For more than 20 years, people who give through The Community Foundation have made a significant positive impact by establishing more than 170 funds that collectively give over $1.5 million each year to local nonprofits, churches and schools.

The Community Foundation promotes greater philanthropy by addressing the challenges faced by donors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. We distinguish ourselves from other local charities by providing efficient and effective services to build a collection of permanent funds.

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

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