Foundation Awards $47,250 to Area Non-Profits

Shenandoah Community Foundation Awards $47,250 to Area Non-Profits

Woodstock, VA (April 21, 2015) – The Shenandoah Community Foundation announced the recipients of its 2014/15 grants today. Since 2008, the Foundation has been able to make significant contributions to local charities thanks to a generous donation by Woodstock Anonymous.

“The Shenandoah Community Foundation was formed in part to meet the needs of non-profit organizations in our area and to aid them in their work. We are grateful for the opportunity to help these worthy organizations,” said Foundation President, Jeff Dalke.

“This year we had over $200,000 worth of requests for all sorts of worthwhile projects,” said Program Coordinator, Jeanne Russell. “It is a difficult choice but our grants committee works diligently to narrow it down and we are very happy to announce 22 organizations that will receive grants from us this year.”

 The following organizations received funding in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000:
A Small Hand
Apple Valley Mediation
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Family Promise of Shenandoah County
Healthy Families Shenandoah County
Help with Housing
Mt. Olive and Shiloh UMC Enrich Program
Response
Schultz Theater
Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter
Shenandoah County Dental Clinic
Shenandoah Community Health Clinic
Shenandoah County Tourism
Shen-Paco Industries, Inc.
Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries Luke’s Backpack Program
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
Spring Forward
Strasburg Community Library
Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA)
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Woodstock Museum
   
    These are grants from the Shenandoah Community Foundation itself.  Grants from Donor-Advised and other Funds amounted to $18,000 in 2014. The Shenandoah Community Foundation’s mission is to help individuals and groups give multigenerational financial aid to causes that matter to them. Grants to non-profit organizations from Donor-Advised and other Funds amount to $18,000 in 2014. We help donors to make their dreams for this community come true.

New Scholarship Honors Bonnie B. Gochenour

New CHS Scholarship to Honor former English teacher Bonnie B. Gochenour

Thanks to the generosity of family and friends; we have a new scholarship at Central High School this year this Year! This special scholarship was created as a memorial to Bonnie B. Gochenour and is intended for a student with an interest in English, English Literature, Education, or Creative Writing. To donate click here.

John Duncan Wilburn Adventure Scholarship 

New for 2016 - John Duncan Wilburn Adventure Scholarship

Thanks to family, friends of John Duncan Wilburn, and the Friends of the North Fork, the Shenandoah Community Foundation has established a new scholarship for young people yearning to explore the world and discover themselves.

"John climbed mountains, kayaked big water, and rode epic trails while traveling all around the country. He found and married his perfect soul mate and they had begun building a life together. John fit more adventure in his thirty years than we thought possible. He always had time for a little guitar. John showed us a life well lived. " ~John’s father, Herb Wilburn. Donate Now

Welcome Russell Adams 

The Shenandoah Community Foundation Welcomes Russell Adams to Our Board!

Russ Adams is a Fort Valley resident and and active in local affairs. Several years ago he worked with the Foundation to establish the Russell Adams Fort Valley Scholarship that provides educational scholarships to graduating seniors from Fort Valley. We are so happy that he has agreed to share his knowledge and commitment with us. Welcome Russ!


New Scholarship Honors Mayor Joe Williams

New SJHS Scholarship to Honor former Mount Jackson Mayor Joe Williams

Thanks to the generosity of family, friends, and local philanthropist Karen Fansler-Ryan; we have a new scholarship at Stonewall Jackson High School this Year! This special scholarship was created as a memorial to Mayor Joe Williams who passed away in 2013. To donate click here.

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