"In the face of the grinding recession that has frustrated non-profits around the country, the Foundation made good its commitment to enhance the quality of life for the people living in and around Suffolk." (Suffolk News Herald - Dec. '09)

The Suffolk Foundation held its Second Annual Grant Award’s Breakfast on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the Nansemond River Golf Club. This year the Foundation was able to disburse $43,800 to eleven different nonprofit agencies. Since the Foundation received its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit community foundation status in October, 2007, it has awarded over $250,000 in grants and scholarships.

This year, the Foundation placed an emphasis on grant applications supporting human needs and services. It is the intent of the Foundation, as donations increase and investments grow, to be able to support the diversified needs of the citizens living in and around the City of Suffolk. The Foundation received 19 grant applications requesting over $141,000. Five nonprofit agencies received 100% of their requested amount and the Foundation fully funded 3 project requests.

The 2009 Suffolk Foundation Grant Recipients were:

                                                                                                    2009 Grant Award Breakfast

ForKids, Inc.  $7,000
Western Tidewater Free Clinic 
Suffolk Family YMCA 
CHKD – The Child Abuse Program   $5,000**
Suffolk Salvation Army Corps  $5,000
Tidewater Youth Services Foundation $3,500
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia      
EDMARC – Hospice for Children $3,000
Access College Foundation                        
Suffolk Literacy Council $2,000**
The Children’s Center $1,800*

*   Fully funded total project
** Fully funded request

During these difficult economic times, charitable giving is needed more than ever. Giving to the Suffolk Foundation is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways individuals can meet their charitable giving objectives and address Suffolk’s community needs. If you have a desire to support the many needs of Suffolk and the surrounding community, and wish to establish a fund or donate to an established fund, please contact Mr. William Hill, Executive Director by calling 923 – 9090 for assistance. 


Below Are Photos of the 2009 Grant Award Banquet