Emergency Grants: COVID-19 & School System Technology Infrastructure

as of May 28, 2020

American Red Cross

$10,000
To support two blood drives in The Cameron Foundation’s service area within the next six months.

Better Housing Coalition

$10,000
For cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment to be used at Claiborne Square as well as rent, utility and transportation assistance for Claiborne Square residents experiencing a job loss or reduced wages as a result of the pandemic.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond

$20,000
To purchase and deliver supplies for families, provide tutoring support, and implement new cleaning standards.

Chesterfield Public Education Foundation

$50,000
For the purchase of internet hotspots for use by students in The Cameron Foundation’s service area.

Colonial Heights Food Pantry, Inc.

$6,200
For general operating support.

Colonial Heights Public Schools

$50,000
For the purchase of mobile hotspots and Chromebooks.

Colonial Heights Volunteer Fire & EMS

$3,310
For equipment that will help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.

Communities In Schools of Petersburg

$16,000
To supply families with basic needs (such as hygiene products and food), educational games and supplies as well as to provide professional crisis fatigue incentives for staff.

Family Lifeline

$2,200
For the purchase of tablets and a laptop to increase the organization’s technological capacity to serve clients during the pandemic.

FLITE Foundation

$10,000
To purchase safety and sanitation items as well as to offset occupancy costs.

Historic Petersburg Foundation, Inc.

$3,950
For the purchase of audio-visual tools and software to help increase the technological capacity of the organization to provide virtual programming amid the pandemic.

Hopewell City Public Schools

$14,550
For the installation of wi-fi on school buses that will be distributed throughout the city to provide internet connectivity to Hopewell’s students who lack internet access.

Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

$9,920
To create and deliver art activity and supply boxes to students in Hopewell and Prince George; to support K-12 art teachers; to establish a mini art studio for patients at John Randolph Hospital; and, to send summer art activity boxes to children at Thomas Rolfe Court in Hopewell.

Lucy Corr Foundation

$10,000
To purchase protective equipment to provide safe care for patients.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Virginia

$15,000
For general operating support as the organization shifts to an online model of program delivery.

Pathways

$8,400
For the purchase of tablets and cellular data plans for Pathways students.

Petersburg Area Regional Tourism Corporation (PART)

$10,000
For general operating support as the organization adapts its regional marketing strategy during the pandemic.

Petersburg City Public Schools

$50,000
To purchase internet hotspot devices.

Pretty Purposed

$5,000
To utilize virtual platforms to facilitate mentoring sessions and to provide material and engagement kits that will accompany the content of the lessons to be taught.

Prince George County Department of Social Services

$15,000
To support families living in Prince George County who are in need of food, rental assistance, utilities, medication and transportation assistance directly related to the loss of employment due to COVID-19.

Prince George County Public Schools

$49,805
For the purchase of Chromebooks.

Richard Bland College Foundation

$19,200
To purchase personal wi-fi hotspot devices with service contracts, for use by students and faculty that have limited or no access to high speed internet while the college is operating online during the pandemic.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre

$20,000
For general operating support.

Sussex County Public Schools

$50,000
For the purchase of Chromebooks and hotspot devices.