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Chelyen Davis is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
Nonprofits get $400,000 from foundations
The Community Service Funds at the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation and the Stafford Hospital Center Foundation have awarded 13 grants to local nonprofit groups that operate health-related projects.
The foundations award the grants twice a year. This distribution totaled more than $400,000. Some of the organizations provide medical care to the underserved. Others operate health education programs.
The recipients from Mary Washington’s fund are:
Central Virginia Health Services – Lay health promoter program — $78,260. Germanna Community College – Online LPN to RN Bragg Hill Family Life Center – Supporting Health by Inspiring Neighborhoods to Exercise (SHINE) Spotsylvania County Schools – Healthy Bodies through Educated Minds — $40,000. Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation – Nursing The Arc of Rappahannock, Inc. – Cooking and
Germanna Community College – Online LPN to RNprogram — $62,869 (each year for three years).
Bragg Hill Family Life Center – Supporting Health by Inspiring Neighborhoods to Exercise (SHINE)program — $42,000.
Spotsylvania County Schools – Healthy Bodies through Educated Minds — $40,000.
Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation – Nursingprogram instructors — $35,000.Guadalupe Free Clinic of Colonial Beach, Inc. – free clinic — $25,000.Fredericksburg Department of Social Services – Community-based eligibility worker — $23,142.Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault – Continuum-of-care counseling model — $20,000.Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Inc. – Pro bono counseling services for low income, uninsured –$18,500.Hazel Hill Apartment Corporation and Hazel Hill Civic Association – on-site nurse– $13,364.Northern Neck Alliance, Inc. - Northern Neck Head Start — $10,000.
The Arc of Rappahannock, Inc. – Cooking andnutrition program for adults with disabilities — $5,000.Thurman Brisben Center – Resident general medical care — $5,000.
The recipients from Stafford Hospital Center’s fund are:
Stafford Department of Social Services – Stafford’s Health Insurance Enrollment (SHINE) — $20,000.Stafford County Public Schools – Stafford Academy for Technology Biomedical Sciences Program — $10,000.