Jenkins Foundation Gives $1.375 Million to RVA Organizations to Promote Health

May 31, 2018 - The Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce support of 27 local nonprofits with $1.375 million dollars announced this spring.  This includes multi-year funding to 8 organizations and emergency funding to the Greater Richmond ARC for the recent takeover of A Grace Place. 

The Jenkins Foundation is focused on equitable access to health care services, as well as programs that help reduce risky behaviors and promote safe and healthy environments. The result is a more efficient health care delivery system and a safer, healthier and more productive Greater Richmond community. 

Below are the grant recipients and descriptions:

Access Now, Inc. - $40,000 for specialty medical care to uninsured persons through local hospitals, physicians, and other provider volunteers.

Better Housing Coalition - $40,000 for BHC’s Senior Health & Wellness program.

CARITAS - $50,000 over three years to support The Healing Place for Men.

Chesterfield CASA - $20,000 to support the training and supervision of volunteer child advocates.

ChildSavers - $50,000 to help children build resilience to trauma by providing access to outpatient Mental Health (MHS) and Immediate Response (IR) services.

Conexus (Prevent Blindness Virginia) - $25,000 to support Kids 2020 project which will expand and improve school-based vision programming for at-risk Richmond and Chesterfield public school children.

The Daily Planet - $50,000 to support a Nurse Care Coordinator position.

Family Lifeline - $50,000 for the Greater Richmond Early Childhood Development Initiative.

FeedMore - $35,000 to support Meals on Wheels home-delivered meals.

Gateway Homes - $40,000 to help individuals build skills that will facilitate work readiness and independent living.

Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) - $50,000 for the Family Support Program.

Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (Henrico CASA) - $20,000 to support 20 new volunteer advocates to serve at least 50 newly assigned abused or neglected children.

Medical College of Virginia Foundation - $40,000 help families navigate and access children’s mental health services in Virginia.

Richmond Academy of Medicine Trust - $35,000 to assist individuals in navigating the advance care planning process with their loved ones.

Richmond Opportunities, Inc. (ROI) - $50,000 to support a Family Transition Coach, who will provide families and individuals currently living in Creighton Court with holistic case management services.

Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging - $25,000 to support caregivers who care for older relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

St. Joseph's Villa - $30,000 for case coordination to better serve the complex needs of students, clients and their families. 

Tricycle Gardens - $15,000 to expand programming to further address needs associated with limited food access, including cooking education and technical assistance.

Multi-Year Funding

CARITAS - $250,000 to support the planning and capital costs of The Healing Place for Women.

CrossOver Ministry - $80,000 to support healthcare services to the low-income, uninsured in our community.

Family Lifeline - $65,000 to help older adults and people with disabilities reduce social isolation and remain independent, in their own homes for as long as possible.

Health Brigade - $80,000 to help provide affordable integrated care to the low-income population.

South Richmond Adult Day Care Center - $20,000 for scholarships that will provide care for low-income older adults with complex medical conditions who require adult day health services.

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services - $65,000 to support health care services for low-income, uninsured Goochland residents.

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood - $75,000 to expand primary care services by partnering with patients to provide high-quality, affordable care.

YWCA - $50,000 to lead and expand the successful collaborative crisis response system and life-rebuilding programs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Emergency Funding

Greater Richmond ARC - $25,000 to support ARC in expanding capacity and services to take on A Grace Place's clients and staff.

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