Community Vibrancy

A thriving community promotes and celebrates its creative spirit. As we seek to support a rich tapestry of arts and cultural organizations, we are rewarded with new storytelling techniques, opportunities for self-expression and a common language that bridges age, race and social status. Robust community-based programming and abundant cultural experiences also create educational and economic impact for Mathews County.

Our Goals:

  • Community members receive enrichment and education through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • Historic and cultural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations

The Court House Players

Recent Grants

Spring 2022

Total Amount Awarded: $24,150.00

Bay School Community Arts Center – to support the Bay School’s free community arts program in Mathews between July 2022 and June 2023.

Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory – to support the operation of the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch at Kiptopeke State Park.

Concerts by the Bay, Inc. – to support the continuation, accessibility, and quality programming of the Concerts by the Bay association.

The Court House Players – to support a weeklong residency camp (for instructors) and a final musical performance open to the public.

The Fairfield Foundation – to support hands-on archaeology experiences in school and in the community.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra – to support the presentation of “Meet the Woodwinds,” an interactive children’s library event focused on the orchestra’s woodwind family of the orchestra in collaboration with the Mathews Memorial Library.