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Health & Wellness

The Community Foundation maintains an ongoing interest in the health and wellness of our region with a simple goal in mind -- to ensure that Central Virginia 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 that help combat high crime rates, child abuse and substance abuse.

Our partners:

We work closely with our funding partners — the Jenkins Foundation, the Medarva Foundation Fund and the Sheltering Arms Fund — to advance the following goals. Grants funded made possible by these partners are noted below.

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.

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Recent Grants

Winter 2017

Access Now  Jenkins                                       
$40,000 to support access to donated specialty medical care for low-income, uninsured patients.

Better Housing Coalition  Jenkins                              
$40,000 to support the Senior Coordinated Care program, which provides health and wellness supports to older adults.

Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation  Jenkins                          
$15,000 to expand a prevention-based mental health program into additional high schools.

Chesterfield CASA  Jenkins                                     
$20,000 to support training and supervision for volunteers serving as court advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

CHIP of Virginia                                   
$30,000 to support the merger of CHIP of Virginia and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.

The Daily Planet  Jenkins                                       
$50,000 to provide access to medical transportation for older adults, promoting health and wellness in underserved communities.

Family Lifeline  Jenkins/TCF                                   
$75,000 to support early childhood home visiting programs.

FeedMore  Jenkins/TCF                                            
$100,000 to support Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs.

Full Circle Grief Center  Jenkins                                   
$25,000 to support community-based bereavement support groups.

Gateway Homes  Jenkins                                       
$40,000 to provide training, counseling, and support for individuals with serious mental illness.

Greater Richmond SCAN  Jenkins/TCF                               
$100,000 to support Trauma Informed Care services that provide weekly intensive treatment groups for families affected by abuse.   

Henrico CASA  Jenkins                                       
$25,000 to support training and oversight of additional volunteers serving as court advocates for abused or neglected children.   

Honoring Choices
  Jenkins                           
$35,000 to implement an electronic health record system.

Jewish Family Services  Jenkins                          
$12,500 to implement an electronic health record system.

McShin Foundation  Jenkins                                  
$25,000 to provide residential and wraparound services to clients in substance abuse recovery.

Senior Connections  Jenkins                                  
$25,000 to support Family Navigators who help families navigate and access children's mental health resources.

Side by Side                                   
$30,000 to support transgender youth by increasing access to mental health services.

St Joseph’s Villa  Jenkins                                      
$30,000 to develop patient and family-centered educational tools.

Virginia Dental Association Foundation  Jenkins                            
$25,000 to support the Crisis Stabilization Unit, which serves youth experiencing mental health crises.

Virginia Treatment Center for Children  Jenkins 
$40,000 to support a Clinical Practice Manager position to oversee operations at the Children's Mental Health Resource Center. 

Summer 2016

Challenge Discovery Projects Medarva
$42,000 to support the Parent Child Advocate program.

Challenge Discovery Projects Jenkins
$30,000 to support the Say It With Heart program, a bullying and violence prevention program

Children's Museum of Richmond Jenkins
$25,000 to support "Eat, Play, Grow" which is a series of hand-on activities that teaches nutrition and wellness to families in the Richmond and Chesterfield Head Start programs.

Circle Center Adult Day Services Jenkins
$40,000 to provide financial aid to high-risk, low and moderate income older adults to provide access to high quality adult day care services and caregiver respite and support.

Circle Center Adult Day Services Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to provide financial aid to high-risk, low and moderate income older adults to provide access to high quality adult day care services and caregiver respite and support.

Cross Over Ministry Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to support health care services for low-income, uninsured residents of Greater Richmond.

Cross Over Ministry Jenkins
$240,000 (over three years) to support access to medical care for uninsured and underinsured residents of Greater Richmond.

The Doorways Sheltering Arms
$5,000 to support the Patient and Family Access Program.

Elk Hill Farm Jenkins
$25,000 to support school-based mental health services for students in Goochland Middle School and 9th grade.

Elk Hill Farm
$25,000 to support school-based mental health services for students in Goochland Middle School and 9th grade. 

Family Lifeline Jenkins

$195,000 (over three years) to support programming for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, which helps individuals reduce social isolation and remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.

Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment - Roanoke Sheltering Arms
$20,000 to support the Richmond chapter of the F.R.E.E. Foundation.

Free Clinic of Powhatan Jenkins
$40,000 to support access to health care for uninsured and low-income adults in Powhatan County.

Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services Jenkins
$195,000 (over three years) to support health care services for low-income, uninsured residents of Goochland County.

Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to support health care services for low-income, uninsured residents of Goochland County.

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
$45,000 to support the Wellness Integration and Learning Gardens programs.

Hanover Safe Place
$25,000 to expand programming to low-income families living in extended-stay hotels in the Ashland area, that are being evicted due to a change in City ordinance. 

Health Brigade Jenkins
$240,000 (over three years) to provide integrated care to low-income, medically underserved residents of greater Richmond.

Jewish Family Services Jenkins
$40,000 to support Coordinated Care for Seniors.

Legal Aid Justice Center Jenkins
$40,000 to support the Health Law Project.

Legal Information Network for Cancer Jenkins
$30,000 to provide legal, financial, and other supportive services to patients with cancer.

Lucy Corr Foundation Jenkins
$40,000 to support access to oral health care for uninsured older adults in Greater Richmond.

Positive Vibe Foundation Sheltering Arms
$20,000 to support a program to equip people with disabilities for jobs in the food service industry.

project:HOMES Sheltering Arms
$15,000 to support the Renew Crew Wheelchair Ramp and Accessibility Project.

Ramp Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS) Sheltering Arms
$5,000 to purchase and build at least 25 wheelchair ramps at the homes of low-income elderly and disabled individuals living in the Greater Richmond area.

REACHcycles Sheltering Arms
$2,500 to support REACHcycles, which provides therapeutic cycles for children and veterans with disabilities.

Rx Drug Access Partnership Jenkins
$15,000 to increase access to free prescription medication to the region's uninsured.

Safe Harbor Jenkins
$25,000 to support the Community Counseling program.

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center Jenkins
$40,000 to support the Care Scholarships for low-income older adults who are at risk of nursing home placement.

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to support the Care Scholarships for low-income older adults who are at risk of nursing home placement.

Sportable Richmond Adaptive Sport & Recreation Sheltering Arms
$30,000 to support adaptive sports programs for individuals with physical disabilities in Greater Richmond.

Tricycle Gardens Jenkins

$30,000 to support increase targeted access to fresh, healthy food and education programs in Richmond.

Tricycle Gardens
$14,000 to support increase targeted access to fresh, healthy food and education programs in Richmond.

United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond
$22,000 to support healthy food production, distribution, and community-based programs to improve health and increase self-sufficiency of low-income communities in Richmond experiencing the most limited access to healthy food. 

United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond Jenkins
$25,000 to support healthy food production, distribution, and community-based programs to improve health and increase access to healthy food.

United Spinal Association of Virginia Sheltering Arms
$12,500 to support the Peer Mentor and Family Support Program, which provides support and education to people with a recent spinal cord injury; and to support capacity building.

The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Jenkins
$225,000 (over three years) to support VLPP's primary care services provided to medically underserved patients in Richmond.

Virginia Voice Medarva
$50,000 to support access to an audio reading and information service to meet the growing need of individuals who are unable to independently read printed material.


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