Health & Wellness

Gloucester Community Foundation maintains an ongoing interest in the health and wellness of our region with a simple goal in mind -- to ensure that local residents are safe and healthy. Our holistic view of health includes access to quality and affordable health care, appropriate use of a medical home and initiatives that empower individuals to develop active, healthy lifestyles that begin in childhood and continue through all phases of life. We also invest in programs that promote safe home, school and neighborhood environments.

Our goals:

  • Residents have access to comprehensive and coordinated preventative services and quality health care.
  • Residents are connected to resources that meet their health, nutritional and safety needs.

Recent Grants

Spring 2023

Total Amount Awarded: $28,750


Bay Aging - providing older adults with access to healthy nutritious meals as well as socialization in Gloucester County.

Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, Inc. - support for the purchase of food from the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and other food suppliers as well as support fuel expenses incurred to pick up food.

County of Gloucester - the Community Strides program providing assistance for mandatory counseling programs aimed at reducing recidivism rates among residents of Gloucester County.

Fear 2 Freedom, Inc. - support for survivors of trauma and sexual violence on their healing journeys in the Gloucester/Matthews region of Virginia with Fear 2 Freedom iCare Kits. 

Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic - to support the Dental Safety Net Clinic program, continuing critical dental care for medical patients of the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic.

Heartfelt Community, Inc. - to support the Gloucester County senior community who may be aging alone or who lack financial resources to obtain healthy compassionate, therapeutic touch in the form of massage therapy, hand massage or visits from our many volunteers.

Rx Partnership - supporting efforts to distribute medication for Virginia’s uninsured, specifically through our collaboration with Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic.

The Salvation Army, Gloucester Center - providing emergency assistance through utility, rent/mortgage, food packages, and case management to low-income individuals and families in Gloucester County.

VersAbility Resources - supporting day programs, training, and skill building for Gloucester County residents with disabilities through VersAbility’s Lewis B. Puller Center.