The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region We are devoted advocates for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford Counties and the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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A community foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in the community causes they care about. Our central purpose is to serve the needs and philanthropic aims of donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future. We do this by providing donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving achieves the greatest

A community foundation is a vehicle for people of all means to make a lasting difference in the community causes they care about. Our central purpose is to serve the needs and philanthropic aims of donors who wish to better their community, now and in the future. We do this by providing donors with flexible, efficient, and tax-effective ways to ensure their charitable giving achieves the greatest

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Pineapples are often associated with hospitality. In the 17th century, these tropical fruits were difficult to import in...
09/10/2021

Pineapples are often associated with hospitality. In the 17th century, these tropical fruits were difficult to import in the American colonies. Gifting or preparing a pineapple was considered an achievement and a sign of a generous welcome.

Brooke Miller chose the pineapple as a symbol for her business and charitable fund because it represents her commitment to build welcoming relationships throughout the community and to help local nonprofits make houses into homes.

Grants from the Pineapple Fund support organizations such as affordable housing providers, animal rescues, foster parent and adoption resources and independent living.

Learn more about this fund and ways you can start your own fund at https://www.cfrrr.org/pineapple-fund/

#FundFriday #WelcomeHome #Philanthropy #HelpingFamilies #CommunityFoundation Brooke Miller Real Estate - Long & Foster, Realtors

09/09/2021

Ian and Jalen Brown’s family and many friends established the Ian and Jalen Brown Legacy Scholarship to honor the lives of the two brothers who tragically lost their lives in a car accident in November 2015.

The Brown brothers continue to be an inspiration to others. They were known for their optimistic outlooks, big hearts and infectious smiles.

We are honored to be stewards of the Ian and Jalen Brown Scholarship Fund and to help celebrate the legacies of these two young men.

Each year, this fund supports Spotsylvania High School seniors who embody Ian and Jalen’s positive spirits. Virginia Finch, Jestinus Jackson, III and Hailey Pullen have been selected as the 2021 award recipients. Congratulations to each of you!
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#scholarship #communityfoundation #legacy #collegebound #ThankYouThursday

The Fredericksburg Co-Response Pilot Program is a monumental development in bridging the gap between behavioral health a...
09/08/2021
RACSB will help police respond to mental health calls

The Fredericksburg Co-Response Pilot Program is a monumental development in bridging the gap between behavioral health and law enforcement.

We are grateful to have the expertise of Rappahannock Area Community Services Board leading this effort with the Fredericksburg Police Department. The establishment of this pilot program could provide meaningful change in response to behavioral health situations and help save lives.

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board provides education, recovery, treatment, and wellness assistance to residents of Planning District 16 affected by mental health, substance use disorders and developmental disabilities.
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#SuicidePreventionWeek #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

The Fredericksburg Police Department has agreed to establish a pilot program in coordination with the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board that will provide a co-response to behavioral health emergencies in

Exciting news! The Kiwall family recently announced a generous $100,000 gift to the Loisann's Hope House in Fredericksbu...
09/07/2021
Local family establishes fund with Loisann's Hope House to stop homelessness before it happens

Exciting news! The Kiwall family recently announced a generous $100,000 gift to the Loisann's Hope House in Fredericksburg, VA to establish the HOPE (Housing, Opportunity, Prevention and Equity) Fund.

This extraordinary act of philanthropy is another example of our generous community at work to support one another and build a better future for generations to come.

Thank you to Walt and Teresa Kiwall for your commitment to support the region’s oldest and largest family homeless shelter. Loisann's Hope House works to break the cycle of homelessness and provides families hope in the midst of uncertainty.
THANK YOU!
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#philanthropy #givingback #givingbacktothecommunity #EndHomelessness #nonprofit #makeadifference

For many years, Walt Kiwall quietly observed his wife, Teresa, do what she could to help folks in danger of becoming homeless.

Today is the #InternationalDayOfCharity - a day established by the United Nations with the objective of mobilizing peopl...
09/05/2021

Today is the #InternationalDayOfCharity - a day established by the United Nations with the objective of mobilizing people to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

What does philanthropy mean to you?

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region is dedicated to building a flourishing philanthropic community. We are stewards of 178 charitable funds established by members of our generous community. Each year, these funds collectively give over $2,000,000 to local nonprofits, churches and schools.

Everyone can be a philanthropist.

Whether through time, money or other resources, you can make a difference.

Consider establishing your own charitable fund, donate to an existing fund or contact us to find out how you can start making a difference today. Visit www.cfrrr.org for more.

#Charity #Philanthropy #CommunityFoundation

09/03/2021

In December 2012, Mary Carter Frackelton established a scholarship fund to support the dreams of area students raised by single mothers, aunts and grandmothers. A life-long Fredericksburg resident, dedicated educator and businesswoman, Ms. Frackelton believes that empowering and honoring women is a powerful way to preserve and grow a community.

Congratulations to Oluwatamilore (Tami) Owolabi of North Stafford High School and Shatiera Walker of Spotsylvania High School on receiving this year’s Mary Carter Frackelton Scholarship awards.
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#BackToSchool #College #CommunityFoundation #Scholarship #MakeADifference #WomenAndGirls #Philanthropy #FundFriday

Woohoo! Another great example of our amazing philanthropic community at work. Thank you to all the volunteers at Servant...
09/02/2021

Woohoo! Another great example of our amazing philanthropic community at work. Thank you to all the volunteers at Servants at Work, Inc. for making our community a more inclusive place and a special thank you to Hilldrup for supporting this important work through your Hilldrup Move-Up Charitable Fund!

#ThankfulThursday #CommunityFoundation #Philanthropy #Inclusivity #VolunteersMakeADifference

A reminder that both SNAP-EBT and P-EBT cards are welcome at Farmers Markets around the region. Thanks to Virginia Commu...
08/27/2021

A reminder that both SNAP-EBT and P-EBT cards are welcome at Farmers Markets around the region. Thanks to Virginia Community Food Connections, clients can visit the Market Token tent and double what they spend and get up to $40/week in FREE fruits and vegetables.

WIC families can show their WIC card at the Market Token tent and receive a WIC Veggie Voucher for $15 in free produce each week while supplies last.

Learn more at https://www.virginiacfc.org/
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#healthyfamilies #freshveggies #farmersmarket #groceries #community

The new Duff Green Trail is now open at Motts Run Reservoir! This week, we had the opportunity to hike this new trail an...
08/20/2021
First Look at the New Duff Green Trail!

The new Duff Green Trail is now open at Motts Run Reservoir! This week, we had the opportunity to hike this new trail and learn more about Fredericksburg Trails Alliance, the 100% volunteer nonprofit committed to protecting and expanding bicycle and pedestrian access to off-road trails throughout the region.

Thank you Rob Maple, Lindy Kirkland and all the Fredericksburg Trails Alliance volunteers for your hard work. These trails are a wonderful asset to the community.

This project was funded through a grant from The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund at The Community Foundation. For more information about this fund and the projects that it supports visit https://www.cfrrr.org/apply/the-duff-mcduff-green-jr-fund/
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#FundFriday #hiking #hikingadventures #FredTrails #helpingyourcommunity #getoutside #FXBG #mottsrun

Get a first look at the new Duff Green Trail at Motts Run Reservoir created by FredTrails with funding from The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund at The Community ...

On this #FundFriday learn more about The Hilldrup  Move-Up Charitable Fund! Hilldrup has been a part of the Fredericksbu...
08/13/2021

On this #FundFriday learn more about The Hilldrup Move-Up Charitable Fund! Hilldrup has been a part of the Fredericksburg community since 1903. Through the Hilldrup Move Up Fund, the company seeks to help people move up into a more favorable situation and empower individuals and families.

Recently, this fund awarded a $5,000 grant to Servants At Work (SAWs), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing wheelchair ramps to low-income, permanently disabled individuals. SAWs’ ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps offer a true sense of independence and dignity to those they serve.

“We absolutely loved the grant request from SAWs that the Community Foundation brought to Hilldrup. The work that Charlie [Russell] and the entire SAWs organization do for those in the local community ties directly to the purpose of the Hilldrup Move-Up Fund – we want to provide a stepping stone to a better future so the recipients of the funds can feel empowered to better their lives and the lives of their families,” shared Jordan McDaniel Hinkebein, Marketing Director. “We’re thrilled that the Hilldrup Move-Up Fund can assist in the build of several ramps and create a life-changing solution.”

To learn more and donate to this fund, visit https://www.cfrrr.org/hilldrup-move-up-charitable-fund/
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#MoveUp #BusinessDoingGood #Philanthropy #MakeADifference #CommunityFoundation #HandUpNotAHandOut #HelpingNeighbors

Congratulations to the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic for their Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charita...
08/12/2021

Congratulations to the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic for their Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program! 👏 Thank you for your dedication to providing access to quality care to patients in our area.
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#healthcare #freeclinic #FXBG #NPO #GoldRating #HelpingYourCommunity #MakeADifference #DoGood

Congratulations to the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic for their Gold Rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Quality Standards Program! 👏 Thank you for your dedication to providing access to quality care to patients in our area.
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#healthcare #freeclinic #FXBG #NPO #GoldRating #HelpingYourCommunity #MakeADifference #DoGood

The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell, II Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Baron Braswell and Gwen Braswell to memor...
08/11/2021
The Baron P Deuce Braswell II Memorial Scholarship

The Baron P. “Deuce” Braswell, II Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Baron Braswell and Gwen Braswell to memorialize and recognize their son’s dedication to sports and academics. Baron’s legacy is honored through this scholarship and the important work of the annual Braswell Race Against Teen Violence, which unites the community, raises awareness of teen violence and teaches youth the values of compassion and respect.

This year's scholarship recipients are: David Flath, Godfrey Abel, Clare Kingsley, and Carrie Stinchcomb.

You can learn more about this fund and sign up for the Braswell Race Against Teen Violence 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, September 18 online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Spotsylvania/braswellrun

It’s not too late to become a member of our Youth In Philanthropy program this fall! Join other high school students fro...
08/10/2021

It’s not too late to become a member of our Youth In Philanthropy program this fall!

Join other high school students from around the region as they challenge themselves to practice leadership, solve problems, study proposals, manage budgets and work together to understand the importance of philanthropy.

Learn more and join here: https://www.cfrrr.org/apply/youth-in-philanthropy/

Today for #MeetTheBoardMonday we are welcoming Chrissy McDermott to the Board of Governors! Chrissy has been a member of...
08/09/2021

Today for #MeetTheBoardMonday we are welcoming Chrissy McDermott to the Board of Governors! Chrissy has been a member of the Women and Girls Fund since 2013 and has served on the board of the fund for 3 years. Her recruitment and awareness for the women and girls fund helped reach a major milestone— over 500 members!

Through her experience over the past 8 years, Chrissy has helped plan and organize numerous events and is excited to continue to engage members of the community with the foundation’s meaningful work.

“The Community Foundation is so much more than a party. The impact of the foundation’s work is felt right here in our own area-- that really resonates with me. I’m honored to serve with other community leaders and I hope to help connect more people to funds and causes in our region. My husband and I are looking forward to opening our own fund and to continue to be a champion for The Community Foundation.

Fun Fact: Today is #NationalBookDay! Chrissy, what are you currently reading?

“Usually I’d be reading an autobiography or a psychology book but I’m on a quest to be a better golf player so I’m currently reading ‘The Unstoppable Golfer’ by Dr. Bob Rotella, a professor of sports psychology at the University of Virginia

Learn more about our talented board on our website here: https://www.cfrrr.org/who-we-are/board-of-governors-staff/

Today for #MeetTheBoardMonday we are welcoming Chrissy McDermott to the Board of Governors! Chrissy has been a member of the Women and Girls Fund since 2013 and has served on the board of the fund for 3 years. Her recruitment and awareness for the women and girls fund helped reach a major milestone— over 500 members!

Through her experience over the past 8 years, Chrissy has helped plan and organize numerous events and is excited to continue to engage members of the community with the foundation’s meaningful work.

“The Community Foundation is so much more than a party. The impact of the foundation’s work is felt right here in our own area-- that really resonates with me. I’m honored to serve with other community leaders and I hope to help connect more people to funds and causes in our region. My husband and I are looking forward to opening our own fund and to continue to be a champion for The Community Foundation.

Fun Fact: Today is #NationalBookDay! Chrissy, what are you currently reading?

“Usually I’d be reading an autobiography or a psychology book but I’m on a quest to be a better golf player so I’m currently reading ‘The Unstoppable Golfer’ by Dr. Bob Rotella, a professor of sports psychology at the University of Virginia

Learn more about our talented board on our website here: https://www.cfrrr.org/who-we-are/board-of-governors-staff/

It's back to school week! 📸 Share your favorite "First Day" picture and tag us (@TheCommunityFoundationRRR) or drop your...
08/09/2021

It's back to school week! 📸 Share your favorite "First Day" picture and tag us (@TheCommunityFoundationRRR) or drop your photo in the comments below.

Find out how you can support our local students and teachers through scholarships, Virginia’s Education Improvement Scholarship Tax Credits Program and our many education funds here https://www.cfrrr.org/back-to-school/
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#BacktoSchool #Philanthropy #Students #Teachers #Grants #Scholarships #FXBG #CarolineCountyVA #KingGeorgeCountyVA #SpotsylvaniaCountyVA #StaffordCountyVA

This year’s Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship recipients are Alexandra Bove and Kallie Buchanan! This scholarship fund was ...
08/07/2021
The Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship

This year’s Betty Booker Lontz Scholarship recipients are Alexandra Bove and Kallie Buchanan! This scholarship fund was established in August 2013 by Betty Lontz, a life-long swimmer and devoted and beloved swim instructor. Mrs. Lontz intended for her gift to support high school students with a passion for wellness disciplines, for example physical education or physical therapy.

Alexandra, a Stafford High School graduate, plans to play division one field hockey at Towson University and will major in exercise science.

Kallie is a Spotsylvania High School graduate who will be attending Germanna Community College this fall, with plans to become a health and physical education teacher and coach.

Congratulations to you both and good luck in your pursuit of wellness education!
https://www.cfrrr.org/betty-booker-lontz-scholarship-fund/

🐕 Howl you spend the last dog days of summer? ☀️ No plans? 🐶 No need to terrier-self up about it, here are some ideas:1️...
08/06/2021

🐕 Howl you spend the last dog days of summer? ☀️ No plans? 🐶 No need to terrier-self up about it, here are some ideas:

1️⃣ Contact SPCA of Fredericksburg to meet their adorable and adoptable cats and dogs. (fredspca.org/adopt)

2️⃣ Donate to The Community Foundation's Aune Sturdy Animal Protection Fund. This fund supports the work of organizations such as animal humane societies, animal shelters, animal adoption agencies, low-cost spay/neuter clinics, individual wildlife rehabilitators, as well as other deserving animal welfare associations. (https://www.cfrrr.org/aune-sturdy-animal-protection-fund/)

3️⃣ Donate to The Community Foundation's Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Endowment Fund which helps the organization support their Community Medical Center and their People Empowered through Support (PETS) program. (https://www.cfrrr.org/the-fredericksburg-regional-spca-endowment-fund/)

4️⃣ Take your pup on an adventure to Duff’s Dog Park and learn more about the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation (https://www.cfrrr.org/apply/the-duff-mcduff-green-jr-fund/ )

You can make so much paw-sible!
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#FundFriday #PunsAreFun #DogDaysofSummer #SPCA #HelpAnimals #AdoptDontShop

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Did anyone happen to take my coat by mistake last Wednesday at the C.F. party? I have your coat (size 8) if so! Mine is a black velvet Ann Taylor Loft coat with a black ribbon bow belt in a size 2 (I believe) - it looks slightly different than the one that was left for me at the coat check which is a size 8 and has a velvet belt. The one that was left hanging for me looks similar to the attached picture. Please lets swap back!
We are thankful for grants we have received over the years from The Female Charity Schools through the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region. Because of their generosity and committment, the School Dressing Days event, sponsored by The Interfaith Community Council, has been able to continue to serve the community. This year 1.240 children received clothing, school supplies and other "back to school" items needed and the families are truly grateful. The Interfaith Community Council is blessed to have the support of our community and for this, we too are truly grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Hello I am hosting a back 2 school empowerment event for pre/teen girls in our community. (Age range 11-15) Please share the info and come out and engage 😍 Enjoy great food Activities Motivational speakers Come out and be inspired 😃 Marie Showers ⬅
Congratulations to Judge Roberts!
Congrats Teri McNally on receiving the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award!