Jessie Ball duPont Fund Awards $1.3 Million in Grants

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Awards $1.3 Million in Grants

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville, Florida, has announced grants totaling $1.3 million, including support for organizations working to address critical needs in Virginia's Northern Neck region.

The grants include $50,000 to the River Counties Community Foundation in Kilmarnock, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, to establish the Jessie Ball duPont Community Building Fund, enhancing the fund's ability to invest in local organizations that were not in existence during Mrs. duPont's lifetime or are not eligible for support from the fund because of restrictions in her will.

The fund also awarded $50,400 to St. Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Church in Lancaster, Virginia, in support of an ongoing partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northern Neck to provide access to high-quality afterschool programming in Upper Lancaster County.

(Photo credit: Bo Bragg)

"New Jessie Ball duPont Community Building Fund Benefits Virginia's Northern Neck." Jessie Ball duPont Fund Press Release 11/15/2018.