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Health & Wellness

Mathews Community Foundation maintains an ongoing interest in the health and wellness of our region with a simple goal in mind -- to ensure that local residents are safe and healthy. Our holistic view of health includes access to quality and affordable health care, appropriate use of a medical home and initiatives that empower individuals to develop active, healthy lifestyles that begin in childhood and continue through all phases of life. We also invest in programs that promote safe home, school and neighborhood environments.

Our goals:

  • Residents have access to comprehensive and coordinated preventative services and quality health care.
  • Residents are connected to resources that meet their health, nutritional and safety needs.

Mathews Family YMCA



Recent Grants

Spring 2016

Alzheimer's Association
$2,000 to provide respite care to families struggling with dementia in Mathews County.

Bay Aging
$5,000 to provide and deliver quality, nutritious meals for frail, homebound seniors and for seniors at the Mathews Active Lifestyle Center. 

Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic
$7,000 to purchase generic medications for Mathews residents that cannot be acquired through other no-cost prescription programs.

Hands Across Mathews

  • $7,000 to support programs serving over 300 Mathews families, including food distribution, Fresh Start, home repair, and fuel, utility, and rent/mortgage assistance.
  • $5,000 to support the SnackPack program, providing weekend supplemental nutrition to students in need at Thomas Hunter Middle School and the Head Start classroom, in partnership with Partners for Mathews Students.
Mathews County TRIAD
$1,500 to support TRIAD's Senior Safety Fair for nearly 150 Mathews seniors.

Mathews Family YMCA

  • $6,000 to support YMCA summer camp programming and support for the Summer Food Service Program, open to all Mathews students.
  • $5,000 to support the Mathews Family YMCA Capital Campaign for construction of a new, 13,000 sq.ft. facility (multi-year grant).
  • $3,535 to support summer swimming lessons for youth, and lessons for all second grade students at Lee Jackson Elementary School.

Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad
$3,200 to provide and install two AED units in open, public locations in Mathews.