Economic Prosperity

Mathews Community Foundation supports programs designed to increase economic prosperity in our area, including safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development and financial literacy programs. Underscoring the importance of these services is the cycle of poverty that impacts pockets of our region.

Our priority is to support systems and initiatives that empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that help them achieve good health, successful educational outcomes and economic potential.

Our goals:

  • Residents have opportunities to access and maintain safe and affordable housing in thriving, sustainable communities.
  • Residents are able to build the knowledge, skills and resources they need to attain financial independence and pursue career opportunities.

Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
$1,500 to support education and hawk migration data collection at the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch.

Friends of the Tiger Beetle & Chesapeake Bay Habitat Foundation

$1,500 to support educational outreach and shoreline restoration efforts at Bavon Beach.

VersAbility Resources
$3,000 to support employment, training, and day services for Mathews residents with disabilities at the Puller Center.