FY18 CAPSAW Grant Award Announcement

CAPSAW’s Board of Directors announced over $340,000 in funding designated to impact the economic health of the region.  19 agencies were notified of their FY 18 grant awards in May of 2017.  Selected agencies are expected to serve over 3,500 individuals and report on outcomes impacting CAPSAW’s Strategic Objectives. CAPSAW funded programs will contribute to a financial security framework for our community as well as enhance existing efforts or develop services to address unmet needs.  Partner programs will specifically address barriers to economic health pertaining too: educational attainment, increased earnings and access to benefits, savings opportunities and asset development, career improvement and reduced cost mental health services, emergency legal services, sliding scale child care and early education programming. 

The programs selected for financial and technical support in FY 18 are listed below:

Blue Ridge Court Services


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank


Blue Ridge Legal Services


Boys and Girls Club


Community Child Care


Crossroads to Brain Injury


Daily Living Center


Renewing Homes


Waynesboro Salvation Army


Valley Area Community Support


Valley Children’s Advocacy Center


Valley Mission


Valley Program for Aging Services (VPAS)


New Directions Center, Inc.


Staunton/ Augusta YMCA


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)


Early Childhood/ Educational Achievement Program
(Shenandoah Valley Head Start & Staunton Augusta YMCA/Staunton City Schools)


(agencies to be determined)

Community Support


(agencies to be determined)

The Board also approved an additional grant opportunity for which local human service agencies are encouraged to apply. The Community Support Application is open to all non-profit 501 C  (3) agencies addressing CAPSAW’s strategic objectives in the Greater Augusta region.    Decisions will be made by the CAPSAW Board in order of submission.  Awards are expected to range from $250 - $2,000 and should be used to purchase “things” that are typically not allowable through CAPSAW’s traditional grants processes. Priority lies with requests seeking reimbursements for items that are not part of general operational expenses, have a direct relationship to client use and relate to CAPSAW's mission and strategic objectives.

Community Support grantees through May 2017 are listed below.  Applications will continue to be accepted until designated funds are depleted.

  • Blue Ridge Court Services - Transportation Tokens
  • Girl Scouts of Virginia, Skyline Council - Troop Support
  • Augusta Regional Clinic - Medical Supplies
  • Shelburne Middle School PAT - Science Equipment
  • Trinity Noon Lunch Program - Appliance Support
  • Valley Children's Advocacy Center - Tablets for Client Use
  • Valley Program for Aging Services - Runners for Client Access to Van
  • Project GROWS - Equipment for Education Center
  • Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center - Bicycles and Helmets
  • Valley Area Community Support - Lawn Maintenance Equipment
  • Renewing Homes - Wheel Chair Ramps
  • Staunton City Schools - Snacks for Schools
  • Valley Mission - Technology Support (enhanced client communication)
  • LEARN - Literacy Materials