In 2013, the Foundation awarded six grants from its unrestricted endowment to nonprofits on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.



North Street Playhouse

for construction of a building behind the theatre to serve as a storage and scene shop for the playhouse


Atlantic Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co.

to help with the purchase of a new tanker truck to replace the current 1975 tanker that has been in service for 38 years    Visit our Facebook Page


Mary N. Smith Alumni Association

for rendering operational the first floor and annex rest rooms and to repair the boiler in the former Mary N. Smith High School

Resource Conservation and Development Council

to assist a collaborative partnership to demonstrate on Occohannock Creek a living shoreline as a cost-effective, nature-based solution for protecting local communities from natural hazards like coastal flooding and erosion problems

United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

for replacement of outdated equipment necessary for an efficient operation over the next five years


WHRO - Eastern Shore Capital Campaign

grant to be directed toward an education component in all Eastern Shore Schools for online studying