2023 Mary Morton Parsons
Foundation Grant Recipients

(Note - Past grants are not necessarily indicative of future grants)
In 2023, The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation awarded grants to these organizations and projects:




Alamo Addiction Recovery Center Inc.

to support capital improvements to the facility


Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School

support the Knight's Charge Capital Campaign to build a new student center


Blue Sky Fund

support expansion into a new community-centric office space


Chesapeake Bay Foundation

support repairs and enhancements at Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center


Chrysler Museum of Art

creation of the Center for Advanced Education in Glass Arts and Sciences at The Perry Glass Studio


Colonial Heights Food Pantry Inc

support Capital Campaign to expand facility


Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park

to support the building of an Exhibition Center to house large maritime exhibits and serve as an events venue


Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence

to support the Hope Harbor Capital Campaign


Elijah House Academy

creation of the Center for Advanced Education in Glass Arts and Sciences at The Perry Glass Studio


Elizabeth River Project

support the New Wave Campaign to construct a new Resilience Lab, expand the River Academy and expand education programs


Elk Hill Farm, Inc.

to support The Welcome Home! campaign to upgrade and preserve campus buildings for the future


Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc.

to support the construction and installation of a subsurface drainage system


Girls for a Change

"The One Million Reasons to Build" campaign to purchase, expand, and remodel the property


Heart Havens, Inc.

to support the construction of an addition to an existing home


Henrico Community Food Bank

creation of the Center for Advanced Education in Glass Arts and Sciences at The Perry Glass Studio



to support Building Referral Pathways to address growing crisis of older adult homelessness


IT 4 Causes

to update core technology


Jewish Community Federation of Richmond

Memorial Gift In Honor of Amy Nisenson


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

THRIVE Capital Campaign


Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

to support the revitalization of the exhibition on George Washington's biography



to support the redevelopment of the entire museum and visitor experience space



to support technology needs



update to the on-line evaluation system


Northstar Academy

support capital campaign and construction of new gymnasium and community center


Our Lady of Lourdes School

to support the building of a new wing


Peter Paul

support of capital upgrades to Coleman Center


Preservation Virginia

to support capital needs for proactive maintenance and visitor service improvements


Project: HOMES

support of the Bermuda Estates Mobile Home Park project


RampsRVA (Ramp Access Made Possible by Students)

support purchase of materials to build wheelchair ramps and shed for storage


Rappahannock Tribe of Virginia

to support the rehabilitation of the Chief's House tribal museum and Indigenous healing center


ReEstablish Richmond

support the purchase of a van


Richmond SPCA

to support capital improvements to the shelter


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond

to support the construction of the Ronald McDonald House at VCU Children's Tower and the new guestroom Ronald McDonald House in Richmond


Sagamore Institute/Pathway to Promise

to expand throughout Central Virginia


Science Museum of Virginia

The Green project


Shenandoah University

to support the Amory renovation for the HIVE project (the Hub for Innovators, Veterans, and Entrepreneurs)


Southampton County Historical Society

to support the new history museum building and install exhibits


St. John's Church Foundation

to support the 250th Campaign in advance of the 250th anniversary of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death!" speech in 2025 through preservation of the site


Sweet Briar College

to support the renovation and preservation of the Pannell Galllery


Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Inc.

support of Lighting and Infrastructure Upgrade Project


Tech For Troops

support purchase of a box truck


Valentine Richmond History Center

In Memory of Henry Lee Valentine II


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

to improve the accessibility of their facility through support of several capital improvements


Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

to support upgrades to office building (headquarters) to make it more functional


Virginia Legal Aid Society

to support capital campaign to locate, acquire & renovate a new building to house the Suffolk office


Virginia Zoological Society

support capital improvements for the Greening World Project


Voices For Virginia's Children

support technology upgrades for a Digital World


Washington and Lee University

to support the construction of the new Lindley Center for Student Wellness