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 2019

Mathews County Visitor & Information Center - $2,500 to support "Part II" of the Strategic Development Plan for Marketing Mathews.

Mathews Department of Social Services - $4,000 to support transportation assistance for Mathews residents. Providing Bay Transit bus tickets, gas vouchers, and minor car repairs. The dollars will also help Mathews residents get to medical appointments, mental health appointments, to their job or look for a job.

VersAbility Resources - $2,000 to support employment, skill-building, and day support services for Mathews County residents with disabilities served by the Puller Center.