In 2011, the Foundation awarded six grants from its unrestricted endowment to nonprofits on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



Eastern Shore Literacy Council

$2,700 - for the purchase of a Xerox copier and Epson projector


American Red Cross - Lower Shore Chapter

$5,000 - to renew and help establish relief and other services on Virginia’s Eastern Shore



Cape Charles Historical Society

$10,000 - to help with repairs and replacement of the ceiling and a new roof for the museum building in Cape Charles



Society for Preservation of the Onley Train Station, Inc. (SPOTS)

$9,388 - for a new roof including carpentry work on the historic station in Onley

Parksley Volunteer Fire Co.

$30,000 - for the purchase of five self-contained breathing units for use by firefighters operating in hazardous environments

The Eastern Shore Barrier Islands Center

$70,000 - to help renovate the interior of the 1910 African-American Almshouse on the Barrier Islands Center property