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Jenkins Foundation awards $930,000 to local health organizations

The Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce support of 17 local nonprofits with $930,000 during their fall grants cycle. The Jenkins Foundation is focused on providing equitable access to primary care and mental health care services, as well as preventing and treating substance use disorders in the Richmond region. 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 to Primary Health Care

Capital Area Health Network
$50,000 to provide access to quality health care at John Marshall High School and Henderson Middle School through a mobile health clinic.

Circle Center Adult Day Services
$50,000 to provide high-quality care and support that enables high-risk older adults to live at home with their families for as long as possible, regardless of ability to pay.

CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
$80,000 towards salary support for the Medical Director, nurse practitioners, dental hygienist and licensed professional counselor. (First installment of a three-year, $240,000 grant.)

Family Lifeline
$50,000 supporting Long Term Support Services for older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers, helping residents stay healthy and safe in their own homes. (First installment of a three-year, $150,000 grant.)

Family Lifeline
$30,000 to support the Early Childhood Development Initiative.

Health Brigade
$80,000 towards general operating funds to support integrated health care and outreach efforts.

Free Clinic of Powhatan
$40,000 for salary support as well as costs of dental care, prescriptions and marketing. 

$65,000 to support programs that provide a medical home for uninsured adults with no other access to care. (First installment of a three-year, $195,000 grant.)

Jewish Family Services
$40,000 to support low-income seniors with the physical, mental and emotional health care they need, allowing them to age in place with dignity and social support.

Lucy Corr Foundation
$40,000 to provide primary health care to seniors in Metro Richmond by addressing dental and periodontal disease.

Richmond City Health District
$75,000 to support community health workers who help residents experiencing effects of inequitable policies connect with primary care, community services and tools for substance use disorder prevention.

Rx Partnership
$15,000 to support collaboration with CrossOver Healthcare Ministry in distributing medication for Virginia's uninsured residents.

Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
$75,000 to provide high-quality, affordable health care while helping patients manage costly and life-threatening conditions. (First installment of a three-year, $225,000 grant.)

Access to Mental Health Care

Gateway Homes
$50,000 to help individuals reach psychiatric stability and independent living through outpatient psychiatry, counseling, occupational therapy and primary care.

Richmond Opportunities, Inc.
$50,000 to support the Family Transition Coach program, addressing social determinants of health by providing residents of Creighton Court with holistic case management services.

Safe Harbor
$40,000 to support counseling and case management programs to help survivors heal physically, emotionally and mentally.

Virginia Supportive Housing
$50,000 to provide comprehensive supportive services to individuals in Richmond with histories of homelessness and co-occurring mental health conditions or substance use disorders.

Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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


About the Jenkins Foundation:  The Jenkins Foundation is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond whose mission is to improve the health of Greater Richmond through strategic and impactful philanthropy. Formed in 1995 following the sale of Retreat Hospital, the Jenkins Foundation honors the legacy of the hospital’s founder Annabella Jenkins, who was committed to providing compassionate care for the medically underserved. Today grant making and leadership efforts are focused on health care services, working collaboratively with philanthropic partners and learning with local health organizations.  Since inception, the Jenkins Foundation has awarded over $37 million in grants to local organizations.

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