Foundation Awards $47,250 to Area Non-ProfitsShenandoah Community Foundation Awards $47,250 to Area Non-Profits
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|Strasburg Community Library|
|Valley Educational Center for the Creative Arts (VECCA)|
|Virginia Cooperative Extension|
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. GochenourNew CHS Scholarship to Honor former English teacher Bonnie B. Gochenour
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
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
"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!
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.
New SJHS Scholarship to Honor former Mount Jackson Mayor Joe Williams
New Scholarship Honors Mayor Joe Williams
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