MCF awards $131,934 in local grants

- Posted on Jun 06, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Photo: The Mathews Community Foundation presented more than $130,000 in grants to local nonprofits and programs in Mathews during a May 30 ceremony. Individuals attending representing various grant recipients include, front row from left, Aubrey Hall, Kati Hancock, Pam Doss, Rachel Widenhouse, Jean Duggan, Aretha Thomas, Rachael Winston, Sheila Pillath, Cindy Butterworth, Larry Brown, Nancy Welch, Laurel Byrd, Jason Perry, Randy Applegate; second row, Dan and Carla Hill, Robbie Jordan, Tiffany Gordon, Ellie Galloway, Alice Stewart, Helen Yacobucci, Bobbi Hatton, Julie Blake, Davis Dowdy; back row, Jerry Ligon, Hal Smith, Andy Hawkins, Georgiana Simmons, Karin Fary, Angela Sale, Arlene Armentor, Jonathan Edwards, Isaac Cook, Hunter Morgan, Christine Johnson, Michael Kentta, Matthew Ashbaugh, Van Moore, Calvin Morgan, Alexis Foster, David Cowen, Cynthia Hayes and Tucker Moore.

The Mathews Community Foundation presented more than $130,000 in grants to local nonprofits and programs in Mathews during a May 30 ceremony. Individuals attending representing various grant recipients include, front row from left, Aubrey Hall, Kati Hancock, Pam Doss, Rachel Widenhouse, Jean Duggan, Aretha Thomas, Rachael Winston, Sheila Pillath, Cindy Butterworth, Larry Brown, Nancy Welch, Laurel Byrd, Jason Perry, Randy Applegate; second row, Dan and Carla Hill, Robbie Jordan, Tiffany Gordon, Ellie Galloway, Alice Stewart, Helen Yacobucci, Bobbi Hatton, Julie Blake, Davis Dowdy; back row, Jerry Ligon, Hal Smith, Andy Hawkins, Georgiana Simmons, Karin Fary, Angela Sale, Arlene Armentor, Jonathan Edwards, Isaac Cook, Hunter Morgan, Christine Johnson, Michael Kentta, Matthew Ashbaugh, Van Moore, Calvin Morgan, Alexis Foster, David Cowen, Cynthia Hayes and Tucker Moore.

The Mathews Community Foundation presented 33 grants totaling $131,934 for local nonprofits and programs in Mathews County Public Schools during a ceremony on May 30 at Kingston Episcopal Parish House.

MCF was founded in 1999 by a small group of local residents. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for those living and working in Mathews by encouraging local philanthropy, establishing and maintaining endowment funds, providing donors a way to create enduring charitable funds that reflect their priorities, and making grants that meet changing community needs, a release stated.

The grants are focused in four areas: economic prosperity, educational success, health and wellness, and cultural vibrancy. 

The grants were awarded to: Mathews County Triad, Bay Aging; Alzheimer’s Association; Hands Across Mathews; Avalon Center; Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic; Mathews YMCA Summer Camp, Capital Campaign and Swimming programs; Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad; Partners for Mathews Students; Continentals Society for public school breakfasts/lunches, Mathews Social Services crisis assistance, KidsHelp Center and citizen transportation; The Giving Garden Foundation; Bay School for the Arts; The Fairfield Foundation; Virginia Symphony Orchestra for local programs; Mathews County Historical Society; The Court House Players; VersAbility Resources; Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory; Mathews Public Schools Workforce Preparedness/Career and Technical Education/Community Support Specialist/MHS Robotics Team/Thomas Hunter Nature Camp/Junior Beta Club/Freshman Transition Team/Lee-Jackson Elementary Playground; Mathews County 4-H Foundation; Jacob’s Ladder, Inc.; and the Mathews Boys and Girls Club.