In 2016, the Foundation has awarded eight grants to date from its unrestricted endowment to nonprofits on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

 

 
EasternShorePublicLibrary

Eastern Shore Public Library System

to be used as part of the $5 million capital campaign to fund a new main library in Parksley, Virginia to serve the learning and literacy needs of the residents of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.   espl.org

smartbeginningseasternshore

Smart Beginnings Eastern Shore

for Go and Grow Starter Packs, include new diaper bags filled with user-friendly resources for new parents, two appropriate children’s books and SIDS prevention infant sleep sack.  The packets will go to every parent giving birth at Riverside Memorial Hospital.  smartbeginnings.org

ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

to help with the renovation of the
CCA building, transforming the space from a 1950s classroom building to one suitable for performing and visual arts.  chincoteagueculturalalliance.org


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Randy Custis Memorial Fund

to be used to install new lighting on the girls’ softball field to allow for longer practices and increased access to the facilities.

trcmf.net

chesapeakebayfoundation

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

for the construction of a new educational work boat, Mary P to provide life-changing educational experiences to students, teachers and administrators in their local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

cbf.org

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No Limits Eastern Shore

to be used for a productivity and sustainability project including a hot dog cart and an upgrade to Eastern Shore walking trails.

nolimitseasternshore.com

 


VIMS

Virginia Tech Ag Research Center / Virginia Institute of Marine Science

to provide funding for an objective analysis of poultry expansion for the ongoing public discourse, bringing together agricultural scientists, extension agents, farmers, marine scientists, aquaculture industry personnel, land use planners from local government, local environmental groups and the general public to create relevant data for Accomack and Northampton counties.

arec.vaes.vt.edu/arec/eastern-shore.html

vims.edu

Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs of Southeast Virginia

to provide funding to expand a sports, fitness, and recreation program, Triple Play: Mind, Body, and Soul. Triple Play is a dynamic wellness program that demonstrates how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships add up to a healthy lifestyle.

bgcseva.org