The Argyle Fund is an unrestricted fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation with a stated donor preference for Eastern Shore projects. The following grants were recommended by ESVCF.



Eastern Shore’s Own Arts Center

$30,000 - for window replacement at the Center in Belle Haven


Northampton Branch of the Assoc for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

$70,440 - toward renovation of the historic buildings on the court green in Eastville


Chincoteague Island Library

$50,000 - for help with a 2200 sq. ft. expansion of the Island’s Library    Chincoteague Island Library


Arts Enter Cape Charles - Historic Palace Theatre

$30,000 - assisting with upgrading stage lighting at the Palace Theatre  


Arts Enter Cape Charles - Historic Palace Theatre

$20,000 - to upgrade to the sound system in conjunction with a $20,000 grant from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation


Eastern Shore Rural Health

$125,000 - to help with the purchase of a generator for the new Community Health Center in Onley


Eastern Shore Community College

$75,000 - toward construction of a Workforce Development and Training Center in Melfa.