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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 2017

Mathews County TRIAD- $1500 to support TRIAD's Senior Safety Fair held each year in May for nearly 150 Mathews seniors

Alzheimer's Association- $800 to raise awareness of and access to Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and resources for individuals living in Mathews County

Bay Aging- $7000 to purchase high quality, nutritional meals that promote health, safety and independence for Mathews County seniors

Partners for Mathews Students - $6000 to provide weekend supplemental nutrition for students at risk of hunger and/or compromised nutrition in Mathews County

Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad- $2022 to purchase a training device on establishing an airway

Hands Across Mathews- $8000 to help Mathews County citizens who are in need of basic amenities by providing food, clothing, rent/mortgage assistance, fuel/utilities assistance, home repairs, and help with medical costs

Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic- $8000 to purchase medications now classified as generics for Mathews clients

Mathews Family YMCA

  • $6000 to support YMCA summer camp programming and support for the Summer Food Service Program, open to all Mathews students
  • $5000 to support the Mathews Family YMCA Capital Campaign for construction of a new facility (multi-year grant)
  • $3000 to support summer swimming lessons for youth, and lessons for all second grade students at Lee Jackson Elementary School

Mathews Department of Social Services

  • $3000 to provide in-home mental health treatment for seniors and/or disabled adults in Mathews
  • $3000 to enhanced the knowledge of Mathews County Public Schools Administration, Teacher and Support Staff in the areas of trauma informed care, self harming behaviors and substance abuse
  • $3000 to support citizens ages 18 to 64 who present at social services with a basic need but fall through the cracks with qualifying for current assistance programs
  • $3000 to provide a friendly and safe environment at the KidsHelp Center to conduct interviews of children involved in abuse and neglect cases, and collaborate with community partners to  identify and implement effective intervention and prevention services for families