In 2010, the Foundation awarded eight grants from its unrestricted endowment to nonprofits on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



Chincoteague Island Library

$9,115 - to complete renovation of the original 1887 portion of the building in Chincoteague Chincoteague Island Library


Accomack-Northampton Pregnancy Center

$2,795 - to implement a program to teach parenting to expectant mothers using a nationally acclaimed program “Earn While You Learn”


Sentara Health Foundation, Nightingale Campaign

$25,000 - to help fund the purchase of a new Nightingale Air Ambulance


Oyster Museum of Chincoteague Island

$49,000 - for a new roof, entrance way, and window replacement at the museum on Chincoteague


Eastern Shore Community College Foundation

$40,000 - to help with construction of a new access road from the college campus to the Accomack Industrial Park

Eastern Shore of Va Historical Society

$19,031 - for installation of a security and monitoring system, outdoor lighting to the grounds, and renovations and repairs to the building for Ker Place in Onancock


The Randy Custis Memorial Fund, Inc.

$20,000 - to help fund lighting for a ball field at the Randy Custis Memorial Park in Nassawadox


Arts Enter Cape Charles - Historic Palace Theatre

$30,000 - to help fund an upgrade to the sound system in the Historic Palace Theatre in conjunction with a $20,000 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to complete a $40,000 sound system upgrade