The Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia began operations as a private foundation on July 1, 2022. The Wellspring Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing for the Virginia residents of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties through purposeful partnerships.
In the midst of the region’s abundant natural resources and growth opportunities, we recognize many challenges facing our communities are rooted in poverty, poor physical and mental health, addiction, lack of universal access to essential healthcare, population decline and economic challenges. We realize that no one can tackle these issues alone, and that’s why we’re here to help. Our operating model emphasizes convening people and facilitating discussions to address regional issues.
We are grateful to partner with organizations throughout our four-county service area by providing much needed resources that will enable them to enhance the health and wellbeing of residents in their respective communities. We look forward to supporting collaborative efforts that will have a lasting, transformative impact on our region.
Our Areas of Interest
At the Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia, we are dedicated to fostering positive change in our communities through strategic philanthropy. By focusing on these key pillars, we aim to enhance the overall wellbeing and prosperity of the residents in Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties, creating a lasting impact for generations to come.
HOW IT WORKS
Utilizing a community-driven methodology, the Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia, as a philanthropic partner, strategically allocates resources to address the multifaceted challenges faced by the residents of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties. Fostering collaborative efforts with local expertise in healthcare, business, education and more, we seek to create lasting, positive impact for the enduring wellbeing of Southwest Virginia.
We engage with local stakeholders and ongoing initiatives to convene cross-sector focus groups, fostering collaboration and serving as a trusted partner within the nonprofit community.
We prioritize partnerships that address community issues collaboratively, leveraging the strengths of each partner to address challenges at their core.
Aligned with our mission, we aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties, driving transformative change within our service region.
Our Vision, Mission and Values
Leveraging collaborative partnerships to promote a healthy, thriving region.
To enhance the health and wellbeing for the Virginia residents of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties by cultivating goal-oriented partnerships
We are dedicated to our mission
and the people we serve.
We care about the individuals within our service region.
We hold ourselves to the
highest ethical standards.
We will carefully and responsibly manage
the Foundation’s assets.
We make pertinent information about
the Foundation accessible.