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 2018

Mathews Department of Social Services - $3,000 to assist citizens in Mathews County who have problems with transportation by providing Bay Transit bus tickets, gas vouchers or minor car repairs.

Coastal VA Wildlife Observatory - $2,484 to support the Hawkwatcher position at the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, providing fall mirgration data and increased awareness of wildlife conservation.

VersAbility Resources
- $1,000 to support employment, skill-building, and day support services for Mathews County residents with disabilities served by the Puller Center.