Jenkins Foundation awards $500,000 to RVA health organizations

October 4, 2018

The Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling $502,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations. The mission of the Jenkins Foundation is to improve the health of greater Richmond through strategic and impactful philanthropy. In addition to its biannual grant cycles, the Foundation is focused on collaborating and learning with nonprofit and foundation partners to bring greater attention to systemic issues affecting community health in our region.  

Below are the most recent grant recipients and descriptions of their grant awards: 

Challenge Discovery Projects - $30,000 to support the Say It With Heart Bullying and Violence Prevention Program in Richmond Public Schools. 

Circle Center Adult Day Services - $30,000 to provide scholarships for high-risk older adults to receive high quality day services and support. 

Elk Hill Farm - $50,000 to provide multi-intervention support for youth and families with drug and alcohol problems. 

Free Clinic of Powhatan - $35,000 to provide quality health care to patients in Powhatan. 

Hanover Safe Place - $40,000 to support a part-time social worker who counsels adults and children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. 

Jewish Family Services - $40,000 to care for the physical, emotional, and mental health of seniors.

Lucy Corr Foundation - $40,000 to provide staffing support for the safety net dental clinic for seniors.

NAMI Central Virginia - $20,000 to support a community HelpLine, as well as educational and support programs. 

Real Life - $30,000 to support the REAL LIFE Community Center as a catalyst for overcoming addiction. 

Richmond City Health District - $60,000 to support the community health worker program, which empowers public housing residents, provides on-site care and strengthens community response to the opioid epidemic. 

Richmond Peace Education Center - $12,500 to recruit and train teenagers from high-risk communities to be leaders for peace in their own schools and neighborhoods. 

Rx Drug Access Partnership - $15,000 to support the collaboration with CrossOver Healthcare Ministry (COM) to distribute medication for Virginia‚Äôs uninsured. 

Safe Harbor - $40,000 to support expanded services to Latinx domestic violence survivors and to support Motivational Interviewing Training for staff. 

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center - $20,000 to support a day health care program for low-income elderly and disabled adults. 

Virginia Supportive Housing - $40,000 for support services to the homeless and those with co-occurring mental health conditions.

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