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The following is a list of some of the grants provided by the Nelson County Community Fund to organizations serving the people of Nelson County.  Some of these organizations have received a grant for one time, and other organizations have received funding for multiple years for the same or a different program.

American Red Cross:

  • Disaster Services – Preparedness, Response and Recovery, including the Pillow Case Project for elementary school students

Nelson County Community Development Foundation:

  • Emergency home repair for elderly and disabled residents of Nelson County (multiple years)

Unity in Community Outreach Ministry, Inc.:

  • Financial assistance program to assist individuals and families in emergency or in need and help with dental and vision program (multiple years)

Wintergreen Performing Arts:

  • Enhancement of the arts and music programs at local elementary schools (multiple years)

Blue Ridge Medical Center:

  • Medication Assistance Program – provide three-month supply of prescription drugs to low-income/uninsured patients with chronic illnesses requiring ongoing medication therapies (multiple years)
  • Rural Health Outreach Program (RHOP) – Health Compass Program: includes home visits by outreach nurses, education support groups, and screening services at community events; a coordinated and holistic structure for education, preventive health services, care navigation and primary care for low income/uninsured people (multiple years)
  • Reach Out and Read –start up funding for age- appropriate books for children coming to wellness visits

Giving Hope Foundation:

  • Providing financial assistance and support to cancer patients and their families.

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA):

  • Community Outreach – Emergency Services: direct client assistance for emergency rent and utility payments and other crisis intervention for low wage earning and low fixed income families in Nelson County (multiple years)
  • Project Discovery – workshops for NCHS seniors and their families on topics such as financial aid, study skills, SAT preparation, goal setting, college admission and college life; and scholarships for graduating seniors (multiple years)
  • Steps to Success: Financial Management – instruction for families on ways to improve their financial management

The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen:

  • Environmental Education Program – focused outreach for Nelson County students and teachers to help them understand the region’s natural and cultural heritage and funding for a “wish list” to provide supplies and equipment for teachers (multiple years)

Nelson County Habitat for Humanity:

  • Assistance for the procurement of a lot for house #23, which has been constructed through a collaboration with the Building Trades Program at Nelson County High School and will be finished on site by Nelson County Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

Nelson County High School:

  • Measure of Academic Progress Pilot Assessment – a universal math, reading and language arts screening program for incoming freshmen that will provide more complete data to help teachers determine where a student needs additional instruction.

Virginia College Advising Corps:

  • Support for the College Advisor placed at Nelson County High School to assist with college searches, college applications, SAT and ACT preparation, financial aid applications, scholarship searches and matriculation to post-secondary education (multiple years)

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

  • Support to provide skiing and boating lessons and experiences to Nelson County adults (18 and older) with mental health issues who participate in Horizon House, operated by Region Ten (multiple years).

Blue Ridge Interfaith Ministry

  • One-time a year assistance with electricity or fuel bills to keep families warm in winter (multiple years)

 Nelson Kid Care

  • Support to provide supplemental weekend food for Nelson County Public School children (K – 12) (multiple years)

Girls on the Run of Central Virginia

  • Support for program promoting physical health and self esteem for girls in Rockfish River Elementary School and Tye River Elementary School (multiple years)

QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia

  • Equipment for Tye River and Rockfish River Elementary Schools

Rockfish Valley Community Center

  • Funding to help build an outdoor pavilion and funding to purchase tents for outdoor events and fundraisers

Millennium Group

  • Funding for a pavilion to shelter volunteers and for food distribution

Great Aspirations Scholarship Program

  • Support of financial aid advisor at Nelson County High School

Wintergreen Fire Department

  • Fire safety education in the local schools and for the purchase of smoke detectors

Georgia’s Healing House

  • Funding to help establish a facility for women who are recovering from substance abuse.

Shelter for Help in Emergency

  • Outreach services to victims of domestic violence in Nelson County

Jefferson Area Board for Aging

  • Expansion of volunteer program in Nelson County and in Nelson County Public Schools

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Virginia

  • Salary for the advocate manager in Nelson County (multiple years)

Rockfish Valley Foundation

  • Environmental education programs for local schools