Foundation Highlights

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.

2008

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.

2008

2009

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.

2009

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.

2010

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.

2010

2011

Distributed annual grants of $75,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations. Over $161,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the First Annual Community Forum and Luncheon with over 150 attending. Total assets of more than $3,700,000.

2011

Distributed annual grants of $75,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations. Over $161,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the First Annual Community Forum and Luncheon with over 150 attending. Total assets of more than $3,700,000.
Distributed annual grants of $85,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations. Over $267,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Developed a $150,000 grant agreement with the Birdsong Corporation to provide funds to support Paul D. Camp Community College’s “High Need Academic and Workforce LPN Program.” Sponsored the Second Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $4,100,000.

2012

Distributed annual grants of $85,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations. Over $267,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Developed a $150,000 grant agreement with the Birdsong Corporation to provide funds to support Paul D. Camp Community College’s “High Need Academic and Workforce LPN Program.” Sponsored the Second Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $4,100,000.

2012

2013

Distributed annual grants of $105,000 to 25 nonprofits, including its largest single gift of $50,000 to provide a generator for the Salvation Army downtown disaster shelter. Over $1.4 million, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Received its largest, to date, donor gift of over $2.3 million. Sponsored the Third Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.

2013

Distributed annual grants of $105,000 to 25 nonprofits, including its largest single gift of $50,000 to provide a generator for the Salvation Army downtown disaster shelter. Over $1.4 million, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Received its largest, to date, donor gift of over $2.3 million. Sponsored the Third Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.
Distributed annual grants of $129,955 to 32 nonprofit organizations. Over $747,000 including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fourth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,400,000.

2014

Distributed annual grants of $129,955 to 32 nonprofit organizations. Over $747,000 including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fourth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,400,000.

2014

2015

Distributed annual grants of $116,500 to 28 nonprofit organizations. Over $502,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fifth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Hired first full-time Executive Director. Total assets of more than $5,200,000.

2015

Distributed annual grants of $116,500 to 28 nonprofit organizations. Over $502,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fifth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Hired first full-time Executive Director. Total assets of more than $5,200,000.
Distributed annual grants of $123,875 to 31 nonprofit organizations. Over $430,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Sixth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Number of available scholarships increased from four to ten with total awards of $30,000. Hired first part-time Administrative Assistant. Launched the “Next Step” Operating Endowment campaign to ensure sustainability of Foundation operations. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.

2016

Distributed annual grants of $123,875 to 31 nonprofit organizations. Over $430,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Sixth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Number of available scholarships increased from four to ten with total awards of $30,000. Hired first part-time Administrative Assistant. Launched the “Next Step” Operating Endowment campaign to ensure sustainability of Foundation operations. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.

2016

2008
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.

2009

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.

2010

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.

2011

Distributed annual grants of $75,000 to 18 nonprofit organizations. Over $161,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the First Annual Community Forum and Luncheon with over 150 attending. Total assets of more than $3,700,000.

2012

Distributed annual grants of $85,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations. Over $267,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Developed a $150,000 grant agreement with the Birdsong Corporation to provide funds to support Paul D. Camp Community College’s “High Need Academic and Workforce LPN Program.” Sponsored the Second Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $4,100,000.

2013

Distributed annual grants of $105,000 to 25 nonprofits, including its largest single gift of $50,000 to provide a generator for the Salvation Army downtown disaster shelter. Over $1.4 million, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Received its largest, to date, donor gift of over $2.3 million. Sponsored the Third Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.

2014

Distributed annual grants of $129,955 to 32 nonprofit organizations. Over $747,000 including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fourth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Total assets of more than $5,400,000.

2015

Distributed annual grants of $116,500 to 28 nonprofit organizations. Over $502,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Fifth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Hired first full-time Executive Director. Total assets of more than $5,200,000.

2016

Distributed annual grants of $123,875 to 31 nonprofit organizations. Over $430,000, including scholarships and donor-advised grants, was awarded during the year. Sponsored the Sixth Annual Community Forum and Luncheon. Number of available scholarships increased from four to ten with total awards of $30,000. Hired first part-time Administrative Assistant. Launched the “Next Step” Operating Endowment campaign to ensure sustainability of Foundation operations. Total assets of more than $5,500,000.