2022 Grants Reception

The Mathews Community Foundation (MCF) recently held a reception at the Church of Francis De Sales for twenty-five (25) non-profit organizations that were awarded a 2022 Community Impact Grant.  Ron Lambert, the board chairman, opened the meeting welcoming the grantees and guests. Lambert commented, “It is so good to see some many smiling faces sitting here today. Even though we couldn’t be together for this event the last two years, the Foundation has been working diligently on increasing our grant funds and sending funds out to many of you during the pandemic.” Liz Hospodar, the MCF Grant Committee Chairperson, then announced the thirty-five (35) grants (a number of organizations receive multiple grants). This year, the Community Impact Grants totaled nearly $157,900, a record. Following the awards ceremony, refreshments were served for the attendees. MCF’s mission is to “Improve the Quality of Life for those Living and Working in Mathews” and is able to continue to serve the Mathews community through generous donations by members of the community and local businesses.




Row 1: From Left to Right: Janet Gomez-Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic; Martha Rhodes-Concerts By the Bay; Phyllis Hudgins-Mathews TRIAD; Wendy Roundy-Helping the Homeless; Karen Hutchens-Missoula Children’s Theatre; Sara Lewis-Fairfield Foundation; Pam Hudgins-Mathews County Public Schools; Jenny Ewell-Mathews County Public Schools; Nancy Welch-Mathews County Public Schools; Jessica Ripley-Avalon Center; Liz Hospodar-Mathews Community Foundation

Row 2: From Left to Right: Tiffany Gordon-Mathews Department of Social Services; Grace Ramos-The Salvation Army; Alice Stewart-Mathews TRIAD; Mairi Furniss-Concerts By the Bay; Mike Freeman-Versability; Buzz Lambert-YMCA; Cindy Gray-Mathews County Public Schools; Rachael Morris-Virginia Cooperative Extension 4H

Row 3: From Left to Right: Ron Lambert-Mathews Community Foundation; Stephanie Hutton-Bay Aging; Patrick O’Brien-Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Mike Carone-Hands Across Mathews; Pam Doss-Bay School Community Arts Center; April Shockley Martinez-Gloucester-Mathews Human Society; Ken Noonan-Mathews County Public Schools




Give With Purpose

Bob and Kathy Roper

Bob, a former Advisory Board Chairman, and Kathy have lent their talents to numerous endeavors to help the residents of the County and Virginia.

Grants in Action

YMCA Swim Program

A Mathews Community Foundation grant provided scholarships for the YMCA Learn to Swim program and an anti-obesity education program.