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Foundation Announces Safety Grants Cycle
The Foundation has earmarked $20,000 in grant funds to nonprofits in Colonial Beach who want to implement projects that promote safety and well-being in our community. Funding is available from the proceeds of the 2022 Northern Neck Beach Music Festival.
Last year, the Foundation awarded over $20,000 in Beautification grants to 5 nonprofits, using proceeds from the 2021 NNK Beach Music Festival. Those projects include beach signage, "face hole" photo op boards, building facade updates, a meditation garden, and signage at James Monroe's Birthplace.
We are excited to see what projects our local nonprofits implement to help ensure the safety of our residents and visitors.
Colonial Beach Community Foundation Continues Tradition of Sending Local Kids to Camp
Helping children attend 4-H summer camp has been a yearly tradition for the Colonial Beach Community Foundation. This year, with the support of generous donors, eight Colonial Beach youth spent a week at the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) 4-H camp in Jamestown. Campers participated in games, swimming, boating, and crafts, as well as educational experiences in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), while making new friends and building confidence and leadership skills.
Embers Headline 4th Annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival
The Foundation is excited to host the 4th Annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival on Sunday, September 10. The festival, held on Town Hill, features a live concert with beach music favorites The Embers, Feature Attraction Band, Beach Music Deejay Hall of Fame inductee and WWER 88.1 FM on-air personalty, Craig Jennings, a Motown band, shag dance lessons, a dance contest, and a "Best Dressed Tent" contest. Vendors will offer food and beverages for purchase.
Foundation Awards Beautification Grants
The Foundation recently invested more than $20,000 through its 2022 Beautification Grants cycle to nonprofit organizations in Colonial Beach for beautification projects. The grants were funded with proceeds from the 3rd Annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival and Building Community Raffle, two of the Foundation's signature fundraising events. Read the press release to learn about the recipients and their projects.
Local Farmer Directs Donation to the Foundation
Local Farmer Cathy Cavender of Monrovia Farm recently directed a $2,500 Bayer's Fund America's Farmers Grow Communities donation to the Colonial Beach Community Foundation. The Grow Communities program ask farmers around the country to participate by nominating nonprofits with resources to strengthen their local communities. Ms. Cavender stated: "At Monrovia Farm, we value our local, volunteer community and we always strive to be a part of this small, yet mighty network. As farmers, food insecurity is an important issue to our family, and we are impressed with how Colonial Beach Community Foundation has stepped up to the plate by increasing their efforts to assist some of the most vulnerable in our area."
Vaccination Clinic Held at Colonial Beach Community Center
During the early months of 2021, the Guadalupe Free Clinic hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Colonial Beach Community Center, which is owned by the Town, and managed and maintained by the Foundation. A recent article in the Free Lance Star about the clinic captured the true spirit of Colonial Beach. If you missed it, select the button below. It is well worth the read.
Our Newsletter & Occasional Email
We distribute a newsletter via email, typically on the third Thursday of the month. We also post it on our Facebook page. In the newsletter, we will catch you up on what we have been doing and provide information on our upcoming activities and events. We also might take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about the Foundation itself, or one of our community partner organizations or volunteers. We occasionally send out an email if we have something to tell you that is time sensitive, special enough to stand out by itself, or to correct an error. We encourage you to sign up for our newsletter and emails, and promise not inundate your inbox.