We have had the privilege of making a difference in our community since 2008. Below is a timeline of some of the highlights of our work since the foundation began. When you’re done exploring here, choose one of these options to discover more:
Distributed its first grants after a devastating tornado in April damaged numerous homes and businesses in Suffolk. Over $185,000 was donated to the Foundation to support the victims and establish a Disaster Relief Fund to be used for victims of possible future disasters. In September 2008, awarded its first community grants to nine qualified non-profit organizations, distributing $41,500. Over $200,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Total assets of more than $2,400,000.
Distributed annual grants of $43,800 to 11 nonprofit organizations. The family of R. Curtis Saunders, Jr., designated contributions in his memory to establish an administrative fund to help support the ongoing work of the Foundation. Over $188,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Total assets of more than $2,600,000.
Distributed annual grants of $70,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations. Received its first bequest from Mrs. Ann Godwin Moore, valued at over $275,000, to the Unrestricted Fund. Over $462,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Established its first organization fund with the Suffolk Education Foundation valued at over $410,000. Total assets of more than $3,600,000.