Seven grants were awarded in the spring 2013 funding cycle, totalling $5,665.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge received $1,000 to support the costs of supplies and of training volunteers for their Lunch Buddies school-based mentoring program with third graders at Clark Elementary School.
Elk Hill received $750 to support the costs of field trips during their six-week academic summer camp in Charlottesville for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia received $1,240 to support the costs of their 12-week program for a team of third through fifth grade girls at Clark Elementary School.
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council received $600 to support the registration fees for 50 girls from low-income households to participate in after-school Girl Scout activities.
Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum received $750 for the purchase of 15 infant car seats to be distributed through UVa’s Pediatric Clinic to indigent families.
Kids Lift Foundation received $500 for the purchase of books for children—from birth to eighth grade—in Albemarle County and the four surrounding counties through their Books Lift Kids program.
UVa Department of Family Medicine received $825 for the purchase of 300 books for their Reach Out and Read program, which provides young children with free books during well-child visits, in continued support of the program for which JLC provided start-up funding last spring.
In total, the JLC awarded $12,385 of grant funding in 2012-2013 to 13 organizations which demonstrated a compelling need for financial support of projects that will significantly benefit members of the Charlottesville-area community.