GFCFS receives $500,000 challenge grant from The Cabell Foundation
July 27, 2016
Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services (GFCFS) is pleased to announce receipt of a $500,000 challenge grant from The Cabell 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 2015, GFCFS services impacted over 1,700 Goochland residents.
GFCFS plans to build a 20,000 square foot building on the current site of the Family Services’ offices at 3001 River Road West as well as convert the existing main building into emergency housing. This central site was chosen to make it easier for clients to access all services.
Founded in 1957 by Mr. Robert G. Cabell, III, and Mrs. Maude Morgan Cabell, the Cabell Foundation was established as a private, non-operating foundation to support the permanent needs of charitable organizations throughout Virginia, with particular emphasis on agencies in the metro Richmond region. Since its inception, the Cabell Foundation has provided permanent gifts and challenge grants to a diverse mix of nonprofit institutions. The Cabell Foundation hopes challenge grants inspire the broader community to support organizations such as Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services.