June 2010 Grants

Art 180 $10,000
Support after school art programs for middle school aged children
Better Housing Coalition $50,000
Salary support for an on-site social worker to provide community services at Lincoln Mews, a multi-family complex in Northside Richmond
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond $15,000
Program support for the West End Teen Center to provide teens with group social activities, after school educational and developmental help
Childsavers $15,000
Support for the Trauma Response program, which provides immediate on-site mental health evaluation and referral for children who have witnessed or been part of a violent event
Commonwealth Catholic Charities $25,000
Support for a bilingual liaison to conduct Spanish language educational outreach community meetings to help immigrants learn about US laws and customs and community resources. The Refugee & Immigration office recently became a component program of Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Communities in Schools (CIS) $20,000
Support for site coordinators offering drop-out prevention services in eleven Richmond middle and high schools
Family Lifeline $15,000
Support for the Healthy Families Program offering home visitation services to low-income, at-risk families with children under 5
FeedMore $25,000
Support for the Central Virginia Backpack Program in Metro Richmond to provide weekend meals for children experiencing food insecurity
Freedom House $10,000
General operating support for the Conrad Center meals program to provide meals to the homeless & working poor citizens throughout Richmond
Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) $16,500
Support for advising services for high school seniors in three Richmond high schools.  GRASP assists students preparing for post-secondary education with advice on finding scholarships and funding
J.Sargeant Reynolds Community College $25,000
Support for the Middle College and Great Expectations programs which provides GED preparation, vocational/workforce training and/or transitioning into college support for young adults
James River Association $15,000
To support the Presquile Environmental Education Program which offers camping opportunities to underserved children in the urban area in order to learn about river ecology
Jewish Family Services $20,000
To support subsidized counseling services and psychological assessments for low income children and adolescents
Neighborhood Resouce Center $15,000
Support for the Montessori Pre-School program providing school readiness and developmental skills to children living in Fulton Hill
Peter Paul Developmental Center $20,000
Support for the center’s After School Learning Immersion program to improve the educational outcomes of inner city children
Richmond Community High School Foundation $66,200
Support for 2011 Minimester and Summer Orientation programs.  Additional support to build the capacity of the board and improve fund development outcomes
Richmond Friends of the Homeless $10,000
General operating support to provide meals and services to the homeless and disadvantaged in the southside and east end of Richmond
Tricycle Gardens $15,000
Salary support for development director to assist in implementing a three-year strategic plan
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood $20,000
Support to offset the increased cost of birth control pills for low income, uninsured women
VirginiaFIRST $23,900
Support for a pilot training and introductory level version of the FIRST Robotics Challenge program for Richmond Technical and Richmond Community High Schools
June 2010 total granted $431,600