June 23, 2020
Last week, many decades of advocacy against discrimination were brought to fruition. In the state, monuments were removed, buildings were renamed, and Juneteenth became a state holiday. Nationally, the Supreme Court handed down two important rulings on LBGTQ+ workplace discrimination protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the immigrant relief program known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

There is still work to be done. It will not be fast and it will not take place if we are not actively taking action against inequality and discrimination. Nonprofits have the opportunity to be the allies our community needs for the present and the future. Below are some resources to continue reflecting and creating action to move equality forward:

Philanthropy, Communication, and HR are still ongoing, even in a pandemic
We are continuing to find the best resources for you to thrive going forward:
Upcoming Webinars
CNE and Partners   (all webinars are via Zoom in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone)

Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 30, 1:00 p.m.

Check out CNE's on-demand  COVID-19 responsive webinars .
Volunteer Hub
How do volunteers affect a nonprofit's sustainability?
Does your organization understand the value of volunteers beyond what the volunteers physically do in your nonprofit? Volunteer Pro has been surveying organizations to see how volunteer impact is recognized and where it falls short. You may even see some benefits that your organization hasn't considered before. Contact Lynn at the Volunteer Hub to schedule a time to evaluate your volunteer's organizational impact.

Our intern needs your help!
This is the last week our PATH Foundation Intern will be collecting information to create a social responsibility/strategic philanthropy program. Please fill out this short survey to help us determine the most-needed skilled and professional services from our local professionals. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and helping us find the most effective way for philanthropy become a win-win-win for businesses, nonprofits and the community.
Community Conversations virtual event June 24
The PATH Foundation invites you to join a virtual conversation via Zoom with Dr. Clarence Jones and Wes Moore to discuss how our community can be stronger when we acknowledge and understand implicit bias and racism. Our personal experiences shape the way we view these issues, and participating in these types of conversations are a healthy way to gain perspective. Dr. Jones and Mr. Moore will be joined by moderator Gene Gibbons to discuss how we can work together to make our community stronger by taking the time to talk through challenging issues facing us on a local, state and national level.  To learn more and register for this Wednesday's virtual event, visit www.pathtobetter.org

Engaging Youth Voices webinars in June rescheduled
Due to the addition of Juneteeth as a state holiday, this collaboration series was extended. Please see new dates below.
This collaboration between Virginia Cooperative Extension and NC State Extension is open to youth development professionals,and volunteers. All sessions start at Noon.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District survey extended to June 30
The Community Health Needs Collaborative and Community Health Solutions are conducting a short, anonymous health needs survey to learn what is important to people in Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock Counties. The results will be used to inform ongoing efforts to make the Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District a healthier community. We also ask a few questions about you so we can understand more about who participated in this survey.

Hispanics In Philanthropy opens HIP Essential Fund 
Supporting Latino-led and Latino-serving organizations with close ties to the community, this fund will support their efforts to provide much-needed COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, including resourcing communities with cash, food, and rental assistance, PPE and cleaning/disinfectant supply kits, child care, critical information and other resources needed to help our country flatten the curve, as well as provide workers with the tools and leadership needed to continue providing essential services for our country. Please check their webpage for details.

Girls on the Run activity kit available
Designed for girls 8-11 years old, this family friendly kit has videos, lessons, activity pages, and a physical activity guide. To purchase a kit or to request a sponsored kit, visit www.gotrpiedmont.org/Power-Up.

CARES Act Renter Assistance still available
People Inc. is still offering CARES Act rental assistance to residents in Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock counties. Please see flier for more information.  

Cell tower map now available
Fauquier residents can now search through this new website to see what cell towers are in range of their address. Results will include information about towers within your search parameters and will be listed with the closest tower first in the list. 

Senior Cool Care program now open
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services has partnered with Dominion Energy and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to provide single-room air conditioners or fans to seniors that need additional help cooling their homes. Please see attached flier for more information.
Grant Opportunities
CNE at the PATH Resource Center
321 Walker Drive, Suite 201, Warrenton, VA 20186