2014 Grant Recipients

A Graphic Illustrator at Garlic Fest, and a Kick Start on Collaboration

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The Sharing Farm was the recipient of two grants: $5,000 to bring a graphic illustrator to the 6th Annual Garlic Festival (the photo above features one of the amazing drawings from the event); and $2,500 to explore working collaboratively with the Richmond Food Security Society and Richmond Schoolyard Society.

Reaching Out to Youth Living with Mental Illness

Richmond Pathways Clubhouse received a $4,000 grant to launch an outreach project for high school students living with mental illness.

Making Chinese Seniors Feel at Home

The Richmond Chinese Community Society was awarded $4,000 for a project that will help integrate isolated Chinese seniors into the community.

Family Fun at the Richmond Food Bank

Richmond Family Place was issued a $4,000 grant to run a Family Fun Cafe at the Richmond Food Bank. The program will include a free meal for families and early learning activities for children.

Nutritious and Delicious 

The Richmond Food Security Society received two grants: $4,000 to establish a community bulk buying program, which will provide 25 families with access to whole foods at a discounted price; and $3,500 for a program called the Stir It Up Youth Kitchen, in which vulnerable youth will learn how to purchase, prepare, and cook food.

Breakfast of Champions

Touchstone Family Association received $1,000 to hold a pancake breakfast as part of their 2014 Eating Together Campaign. Additional partners included Richmond Family Place, DeBeck Elementary School, and the Richmond Firefighters Association.