Rural medical care, medication assistance, and college preparation activities top the list of services supported by nonprofits receiving this round of NCCF grants.
The Blue Ridge Medical Center’s Rural Health Outreach Program received a grant to continue delivering preventive health and primary care services. The medical center also received a grant for its Medication Assistance Program to provide free or low-cost medications to qualifying patients.
Project Discovery, a college prep/scholarship program for Nelson County High School students, also received an NCCF grant. The program is run by the Monticello Area Community Action Agency. In addition, MACAA received an NCCF grant to support its emergency services (generally non-health) rural outreach program.
Additional NCCF grants went to these local nonprofits:
• Nelson Kid Care for supplemental weekend meals to qualifying public school students.
• The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen for environmental education for students and a “teacher wish list” of supplies.
• Piedmont Habitat for Humanity for minor exterior repairs for homeowner-occupied residences in Nelson County.