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The Parsons Foundation awards $400,00 challenge grant to GFCFS

Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services (GFCFS) is excited to announce receipt of a $400,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. This grant will support the ALL.HERE.NOW. Capital Campaign to fund construction of a new building that will combine eleven critical assistance programs, including medical and dental clinics, food pantry, and Clothes Closet, in one location. GFCFS’ current facilities at three separate locations with severely limited space are no longer adequate to provide the high level of care for Goochland individuals and families in need. In 2016, GFCFS services provided services for over 1,700 Goochland residents.

GFCFS and the Capital Campaign will support the construction of a 20,000 square foot building on the current site of the Family Services’ offices at 3001 River Road West as well as conversion of the existing main building into emergency housing. This central site was chosen to make it easier for clients to access all services. In addition, there is a $1.5 million endowment included in the campaign to ensure the future of the organization and the services it offers.

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services is a non-profit organization that provides access to health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need. GFCFS is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation supported by individuals, churches, grants, and businesses who share its vision. For more information, visit www.GoochlandCares.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfcfs.

Based in Richmond, Virginia, The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation was founded in 1988 by Mrs. Mary Morton Parsons as a private, non-operating foundation to support the capital needs of charitable organizations. The Foundation typically issues between $3-5 million annually in grants to support capital projects, mostly on a challenge or matching basis. The Foundation has found that matching grants help organizations raise additional gifts they may not have otherwise received, thus leveraging the impact of the grant to benefit worthy causes. To date, the Foundation has awarded approximately $73 million to qualified grantees.

For more information about supporting GFCFS, or the ALL.HERE.NOW. Capital Campaign, please contact Adair Roper at 804.556.0476 or aroper@goochlandcares.org.

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