​​​​The Foundation funds its projects through fundraising activities, tax-deductible donations and membership dues.

Capital Improvement Projects Funded by the Foundation:

Programs Funded by the Foundation:

  • Scholarships for low-income youth to take swim lessons, attend summer camp, participate in after-school programs, and obtain recreation center memberships
  • Specialized beach wheelchairs for Therapeutic Recreation Programs
  • Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) placed at Great Neck Park, the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility, and Woodstock Park
  • Portable sound system and rolling scoreboards for the Red Wing Lake Golf Course​
  • Computers for Early Childhood Development
  • Waterway access environmental and water safety signage
  • Transportation for the Seatack Youth Empowerment Program 

Fund Raising Activities:

  • Golf Tournament – Each Fall, the Foundation hosts a golf tournament at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. To date, over $65,000 has been raised and used to fund ongoing programs.
  • Sandbridge Paddle Fest - A partnership between the Foundation, the Sandbridge Beach Business Association and the Sandbridge Hei Hei Stand-Up Paddleboard event offering a competitive and family-friendly weekend of racing, demos & events for kids with proceeds going to the Foundation. ​

Community Initiated Fundraisers

Some of our most successful projects have been initiated from members of the community. If you have an idea let us know by contacting the Foundation at​

  • ​Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser – To celebrate the opening of their new location at Lynnhaven Mall, Chipotle Restaurant sponsored a fundraising night for the Foundation. 100% of the evening's proceeds went to the Foundation. $1,750 was raised in just a three hour period and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner.
  • Pleasure House Point – A partnership between the Trust for Public Land, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the City of Virginia Beach and the local community was developed to protect the largest undeveloped parcel of land on the Lynnhaven River from being converted to high density development.
  • Waterway Signage – Signage was funded in partnership with Patagonia, Lynnhaven River NOW, Wild River Outfitters and Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation. These signs are posted at waterway access points to orient paddlers to the surroundings and to stress environmental stewardship and the use of proper safety gear and practices.
  • Park Improvements - The Cape Henry Rotary Club recently donated $5,000 to update Lynnhaven Colony Park. The picnic tables will be replaced with new tables, including one that is ADA accessible. In addition, a live oak tree will be planted and a new bench will be placed next to the Cape Henry Trail. The projects are part of the Foundation’s Parks Plus and Bench & T​ree Buddies programs.​
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