Announcing the 2016 Grantees
Nine local nonprofits will get a little help doing a lot of good this year thanks to the Millers Foundation grant program.
Millers and the Millers Foundation are committed to developing relationships and programs that support the local community. Many of the charities that receive contributions from the Foundation are well known to Millers customers and employees; others are grass-roots groups who are meeting an unmet need. Regardless, everyone knows that these efforts benefit people right here in Hampton Roads.
The Millers Foundation works to identify and support organizations that really make a difference. This year the Foundation awarded grants to:
Dream Catchers $2,000
A therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities, Dream Catchers will use the grant to provide scholarships to participants.
Edmarc Hospice $7,000
With this grant, the Miller Oil Foundation continues its support of Camp MAGIC, a unique camp experience to help families and children cope with grief. The weekend-long camp supports those involved with pediatric hospice care.
For Kids $5,000
For Kids will use this grant to fund childcare and early childhood education services for parents seeking employment. This program also improves school readiness for children living in poverty or without homes.
Hurrah Players $3,500
Miller Oil Foundation supported the renovations for new classroom space at Hurrah Player’s flagship location on St. Paul’s Boulevard in Norfolk. This grant completed a pledge to support the performing arts program for children and youth.
Lee’s Friends $3,500
With this grant, Lee’s Friends will continue to support its nutritional program for patients with head and neck cancers. Funds will provide the specialized diets essential to survivors of these diseases.
Newport News Police Foundation $4,500
The Miller Oil Foundation will help the Newport News Police reduce violence and increase positive interactions between youth and police officers by providing funding for its youth summer engagement program.
Peninsula Food Bank $3,000
The Peninsula Food Bank will use this grant for its Culinary Training Program, which prepares people for stable careers in the food and hospitality industry. The program reduces hunger and offers participants paths to personal and financial self-sufficiency.
St. Mary’s Home $6,000
With the help of Miller Oil Foundation, St. Mary’s Home can purchase TAPit, an electronic device that allows children and young adults with disabilities to communicate and learn.
Western Tidewater Free Clinic $500
Patients receiving care from Western Tidewater Free Clinic will get assistance with transportation costs with the help of this grant.