About Us

Established in the fall of 2021, the Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia exists to increase levels of health, quality of life and overall well-being for residents of Washington County, Virginia, and neighboring communities. 

We are blessed with resplendent natural resources and opportunities for growth. Like many other areas across our nation, we face complex challenges rooted in the issues of healthy eating and living, addiction, emotional and mental wellness, and equal access to healthcare. No one can tackle these challenges alone. That’s why we’re here to help.

In the coming months and years, we plan to accomplish these goals by engaging established partners who are well-versed in our region’s concerns and able to generate effective change.

We are currently in the process of establishing our pillars of interest and assessing a number of community challenges, including:

  • Disease and obesity prevention
  • Healthcare access and equity
  • Addiction treatment and recovery
  • Mental health services, including counseling and support
  • Educational opportunities supporting a healthy lifestyle
  • Workforce initiatives that preserve and strengthen the fabric of our local communities

Governed by a board of directors with multiple fields of study and expertise, we seek to address these areas of interest at their roots, supporting others in ways that will create the maximum amount of good for our home communities.

We plan to prioritize initiatives that:

  • Bear direct impact on the health of residents of Washington County, Virginia, and neighboring communities
  • Increase recruitment and retention resources for professionals
  • Have the potential to become self-sustaining
  • Generate increased equity and access to healthcare, education, healthy food supplies, and mental or emotional support for those in need

We are developing our operational guidelines and will finalize these in the coming months.