The Community Foundation awards four grants from Anne Felder and Anne Sturdy Fund

by | Apr 29, 2023 | Non-Profits

The Community Foundation awarded over $18,000 in grants to four local non-profits from its Anne Felder Fund and Anne Sturdy Animal Protection

The Anne Felder Fund (https://www.cfrrr.org/anne-felder-fund/) was established by Paula Felder to honor her daughter Anne, the purpose of this fund is to support the needs and to enrich the lives of the intellectually disabled and disadvantaged population in our area.

This year’s grantees include; Special Olympics Virgnia, disAbility Resource Center and Rappahannock Area YMCA.

The disAbility Resource Center (www.cildrc.org) was awarded $5,350 for the Rappahannock Youth Leadership Forum. High School upperclassman with disabilities apply for an initial 6-month program culminating in attending the 1-week forum as a delegate. This experience includes team building, disability history, advocacy, intendent living and special guests.

The Rappahannock Area YMCA (https://family-ymca.org) received $1,848 for internships for differently abled persons. Three-month internships provide training through the YMCA and local business partners to obtain skills and experiences to then apply for employment in the community. Experiences include the application process, nterviewing, lessons in customer service and safety precautions.

Special Olympics Virginia (www.specialolympicsva.org/rappahannock-region/area-11 ) was awarded $5,000 for the Unified Champion Schools (UCS) program. UCS is a yearround effort focused on creating inclusive school environments for students with and without intellectual disabilities. This grant allows continued work of creating unified generations of students that are accepting and respectful of their peers with intellectual disabilities.

The Anne Sturdy Animal Protection Fund (https://www.cfrrr.org/aune-sturdy-animalprotection-fund/) focuses on providing care, support and protection for animals in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford. This year the fund awarded $6,000 to Central Virginia Horse Rescue (CVHR, https://centralvahorserescue.org) towards rescue funding for horses seized in Spotsylvania County. CVHR cares for equines seized by law
enforcement and rehabilitates them for adoption.

For more information about this grant and other grant opportunities from the foundation, please visit: https://www.cfrrr.org/apply/grant-programs/.

About The Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region is a nonprofit organization that serves the Rappahannock River Region by promoting philanthropy and connecting donors to critical community needs. For more information, visit www.cfrrr.org.

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