The board of directors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation recently met and awarded the Spring 2019 round of community grants to several local non-profit organizations. 

Grants were awarded to The Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, The Francis Makemie Society, The Mary N. Smith Alumni Association, United Way of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the North Accomack Little League, and Friends of Kiptopeke State Park. 

Our purpose is to enrich the lives of the people of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. These grants meet a broad range of needs by: 

  • Enabling donors to meet their charitable goals through prudently administered, permanently endowed funds. 
  • Offering a comprehensive array of services to encourage, advance and educate donors concerning effective philanthropy. 
  • Making critical grants to meet current and emerging community needs and opportunities. 

Funds were granted for capital projects ranging from shoreline stabilization and restoration, facility improvements, and computers and software that will allow non-profits to operate safely and efficiently. 

For more information on becoming a donor or applying for grants from the Foundation, please visit our website at or contact Julie Badger, Executive Director at 757- 789-0910 or