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 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.

Download our strategic framework for Health and Wellness


Recent Grants

Fall 2017

Alzheimer's Association  Jenkins
$37,500 to expand access to dedicated Alzheimer's Association care consultants.

Central Virginia Health Services
$50,000 to increase access to behavioral health services for underserved area residents.

Challenge Discovery Projects  Jenkins
$30,000 to support the "Say It With Heart" bullying and violence prevention curriculum.

Circle Center Adult Day Services  Jenkins/Sheltering Arms
$40,000 to provide high quality care and support that enables older adults to live at home with their families. 

Cross Over Ministry  Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to support general operations. 

Doorways  Sheltering Arms
$5,000 to help Greater Richmond families access primary, specialty or life-saving care. 

Elk Hill Jenkins / TCF

$50,000 to support school-based mental health services for students in Goochland Middle School. 

Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment and Endowment  Sheltering Arms
$15,000 to increase outreach to meet the needs of the residents facing mobility challenges.

Free Clinic of Powhatan   Jenkins
$30,000 to support the addition of a part-time RN.

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

Goochland Free Clinic  Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to provide health care services that meet basic human needs in Goochland County.

International Rescue Committee
$20,000 to support improved refugee health outcomes in Richmond.

Jewish Family Services  Jenkins
$40,000 to provide 1,000 low-income older adults or adults with disabilities with comprehensive services to support safe and independent living in their own homes.

Legal Information Network for Cancer  Jenkins 
$20,000 to support non-medical needs and referrals to legal or financial volunteer professionals.

Lucy Corr Foundation  Jenkins
$40,000 to provide salary support for a dental assistant and registered dental hygienist.

MCV School of Nursing  Jenkins
$30,000 to provide healthy meals and connect vulnerable older adults to resources.

NAMI Central Virginia  Jenkins
$10,000 to provide Mental Health Education for parents or caregivers of children with a mental health condition. 

Positive Vibe  Sheltering Arms 
$15,000 to partially support the cost of a Training Program Director.

project:Homes  Sheltering Arms
$10,000 to provide elderly and/or disabled homeowners with critical accessibility modifications for their homes.

RAMPS  Sheltering Arms 
$7,500 to provide ramps for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

REACHcycles  Sheltering Arms
$5,000 to purchase therapeutic cycles for children and veterans. 

The READ Center  Jenkins
$20,000 to help low-literate adults better understand health concepts and navigate the healthcare system.

Richmond Peace Education Center   Jenkins / TCF
$25,000 to support new, site-based programming to equip young people to be leaders for peace in their schools and neighborhoods. 

RVA Rapid Transit  Sheltering Arms
$17,500 to advance education, organization, and advocacy for a regional public transportation system.

Rx Partnership 
$15,000 to expand outreach through the development of interactive web, video and print materials.

Rx Partnership  Jenkins
$15,000 to support a partnership with CrossOver Ministry to increase access to affordable medication for Virginia's uninsured.

Safe Harbor  Jenkins
$40,000 to support the counseling program, the addition of a Spanish speaking counselor and training.

Shalom Farms  Jenkins / TCF

$50,000 to improve health and increase self-sufficiency of low-income communities in Richmond experiencing the most limited access to healthy food and resources. 

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center  Jenkins/Sheltering Arms
$50,000 to provide care for low-income older adults with complex medical conditions.

Sportable  Sheltering Arms
$20,000 to support the I Am An Athlete program for athletes with physical and visual disabilities. 

St. Joseph's Villa
$60,000 to support continued rapid re-housing efforts of Flagler Housing & Homeless Services.

Swim RVA
$35,000 to support a collaboration with youth-serving agencies in Richmond’s East End. 

The James House Intervention/Prevention Services, Inc.
$40,000 to provide evidence-based prevention education programs in English and Spanish, as well as advocacy services for children and adults impacted by interpersonal violence.

Tricycle Gardens
$15,000 to extend programming to further address the needs associated with limited food access. 

United Spinal Association of Virginia  Sheltering Arms
$15,000 to expand the Peer Mentor and Family Support Program.

Virginia Supportive Housing  Jenkins
$25,000 to support the A Place To Start program.


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
$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. 

See Our Impact

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