About Us

Established in the fall of 2021, the Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia is a philanthropic organization that exists to enhance the health and wellbeing for the Virginia residents of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties by cultivating goal-oriented partnerships.

Southwest Virginia is blessed with resplendent natural resources and opportunities for growth. Like many other areas across our nation, we face complex issues rooted in poverty, poor physical and mental health, addiction, lack of universal access to essential healthcare, population decline and economic challenges. No one can tackle these issues alone. That’s why we’re here to help.

Governed by a local board of directors with knowledge and expertise in various professions, we seek to address these challenges at their roots, supporting others in ways that will create the maximum amount of good for our home communities.

We have completed a community health needs assessment and strategic plan that informed our areas of interest which include:

  • Health
  • Children & families
  • Workforce development
  • Education
  • Economic development

Our operating model will emphasize convening people and facilitating discussion to address regional issues. We will accomplish this by:

  • Partnering to create systems that support growth and achieve sustainable impact
  • Catalyzing new initiatives, programs and projects that fill gaps in our service area
  • Grantmaking to non-profit organizations with missions focused on addressing challenges of the communities we serve

Please visit our Grants page to learn more about our guidelines and application process.