The 2021 Chain of Checks campaign, through the Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley, proudly presented checks to each of the following local charities:

The Sinclair Health Clinic in Winchester – $5,000.  The clinic provides comprehensive primary care to people who are uninsured, and will use the grant to help add more examination rooms to their existing clinic.

Timber Ridge School (Leary Educational Foundation) – $5,000.  The school, located in Frederick County, transforms the lives of emotionally disturbed and behaviorally disordered adolescent boys.  The Chain of Checks grant will purchase recreation equipment to help focus on the whole student.

Lord Fairfax Community College Food Pantries – $5,000.  LFCC operates food pantries at its campuses to ensure that hunger does not derail academic success.  The grant money will be used to purchase and distribute healthy fresh and frozen foods and increase the availability of meal kits that students can take home to feed their families.

Winchester Rescue Mission – $3,300.  The Mission will use their grant money to purchase heat treatment equipment that will prevent and eradicate bed bugs at their Center for Men, Center for Women and the Transitional Housing and Outreach Housing programs.

Twenty-five area non-profit agencies applied for the grants and the Community Foundation’s Community Investment Committee reviewed the applications and had the difficult task of narrowing the selection down to the four chosen charities.

The application process for the 2022 Chain of Checks campaign grants will begin in April, 2022. Nonprofit agencies are encouraged to register at the Foundations’ grant portal to receive automatic notification of all CFNSV grant opportunities.

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