SNVMC donates more than $375,000 to area programs
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center is pleased to announce grants totaling more than $375,000 have been awarded to programs, foundations, and groups within the community. In all, ten organizations focusing on the health and wellness of area residents were honored.
The grants are part of Sentara Healthcare's commitment to strengthening communities through its "Sentara Cares" program.
Sentara Cares focuses on advancing health equity and ensuring all members of the communities we serve have access to the resources they need to live their healthiest and most fulfilling lives.
While Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center provided $5,391,871 in uncompensated care & $1,924,113 in community benefit/giving in 2021, these donations are unique as team members were able to weigh in on where some funds would be spent.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to implement a Sentara employee-led fund which allows team members to voice how funds are distributed among charitable organizations to further meet the needs of the communities we serve," explains Kathie Johnson, President, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.
This means, in addition to the traditional grant application process, charitable organizations which held a special place in the hearts of team members will receive an unrestricted grant. Those grants are denoted by an "*" in the list below.
- ACTS – Action in the Community Through Service: $65,000*
- Boys & Girls Club of Prince William – Hylton Club: $55,000*
- Capital Area Food Bank – Lorton, VA: $15,000*
- CASA – Immigrant Access to Health & Social Services: $75,000
- GMU Foundation – Exercise is Medicine Program: $20,000
- Prince William Area Agency on Aging: $35,000*
- Prince William Public Library Foundation: $10,000
- SPARK – The Education Foundation for PWC Schools: $15,000*
- Street Light Community Outreach: $15,000*
- Youth for Tomorrow New Life Center, Inc.: $71,000
This year's recipients reflect a variety of organizations. From those which educate children and empower families to those that protect senior citizens; people from all walks of life are recognized.
"We approach every community and every partner with our ears and our hearts open. We're not here to provide prescriptive solutions. We're here to support and amplify the work of our partners in every way we can to improve more lives and inspire more hope for the future," explains Sherry Norquist, Director of Community Engagement & Impact.
The hope is these gifts, on behalf of our employees, help validate and reinforce the tremendous time and energy area programs and foundations have put into making our community a better place every day.
To learn more about the Sentara Cares program, visit sentaracares.com.
By: Susan Bahorich