FREDERICKSBURG – The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation has
awarded $42,400 to nine regional nonprofits. This funding supports organizations that are
working to promote recreation opportunities in the community, benefit our region’s youth and
advance local historic and cultural preservation.
Fredericksburg Symphony Orchestra (FSO) $5000 Instrument Petting Zoo
This grant will allow FSO musicians to spark youngsters’ interest in performance instruments
though hands-on opportunities to try brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments and
to hear musical demonstrations.
University of Mary Washington (UMW) Foundation $7269 Bragg Hill Community Garden
Recreation and Youth Programs
Funding will expand the garden and make it more accessible to families for both recreation and
nutrition. The project will add personal garden plots, teaching plots, and cover plot rental fees.
Also, this grant allows building wheelchair accessible garden beds and pathway, expands
educational & inclusive signage, adds a composting system and provides resources such as
books on related topics.
Virginia Cooperative Extension – Caroline $1575 Caroline County 4-H Camp
The grant allows Caroline County youth, teen counselors and adult volunteers to attend the
Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center for a life changing experience. Camp builds caring
relationships and grows skills of responsibility, citizenship and respect through hands-on
activities like archery and swimming. While at camp, these participants will take part in classes,
scheduled evening programs, and a campfire used as a debriefing technique each night.
StoryBook Treasures $3500 Literacy Program in Park Ridge Elementary grades PK-3, Stafford
County Public School
Funds will provide books for children at Park Ridge Elementary to take home to encourage
reading engagement with families and training materials for the teachers to create engaging
and rigorous literary experiences.
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department $5000 Archery Program
Funding will support initial equipment costs to start an archery program for all ages to grow
skills such as hand-eye coordination, positive mental health, discipline, focus and patience.
Special Olympics Virginia $1500 Basketball to Improve Fitness & Health and Promote Inclusion
The grant will allow athletes to address fitness needs to improve health through an 8–10-week
season culminating in the annual Special Olympics’ state-level Basketball Championships.
Athletes play and build skills and the opportunity engages families, coaches and local
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, Inc. $7320 Large Document Scanner
Funding will purchase a high-resolution flatbed scanner to copy oversized historical documents,
photographs, maps, newspapers, architectural drawings and plats to preserve history in digital
Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) $3736 Stomp: Stepping Back 112 Million Years!
Funding expands the reach of an upcoming FAM exhibit of casts from local dinosaur tracks by
launching on and off-site dinosaur field trips led by a museum educator. Programing will
develop students’ critical thinking skills and include scientific concepts through inquiry-based
experiments, movement activities, and crafts designed for student’s developmental needs.
King George Education Foundation $7500 STEM Summer Camps
This grant will provide scholarships for King George students to participate in high-impact
summer camps in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) and builds on an existing
program. These camps provide hands-on immersive experiences in a variety of STEM fields at a
pivotal age. The strategic goal is to build self-confidence, raise awareness of future STEM
opportunities, and stimulate technical curiosities in efforts to hone these highly demanded skills
to grow an employment pipeline in this valuable field.
About The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation, founded in 1997, is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic
community. We manage and distribute charitable giving throughout the Rappahannock River
region by offering a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations, and businesses that are
eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions.