Middleburg Charitable Foundation
The Middleburg Charitable Foundation was recently formed to serve as a charitable entity that supports other charitable groups in and around Middleburg. This new 501c3 entity is entirely separate from the Town of Middleburg government and the Town Council has no control over the entity. Five members of the public and two Councilmembers serve on the Board of Directors of the Charitable Foundation.
"The purpose of the Foundation is to provide contributions to charitable organizations, with a focus on those that serve the Middleburg community. The Board shall solicit requests for contributions, shall review such requests, and shall disperse such funds as deemed appropriate. The charitable contributions of the Foundation shall be reviewed and recommended by a committee of the Board prior to approval by the Board."
Previously, the Town of Middleburg established a Health Center Advisory Board that would direct charitable giving to local charitable organizations with revenues from the Health Center building. In recent years, the Health Center Advisory Board has given between $40,000 and $50,000 per year to charities doing work in and around Middleburg.
Upon sale of the Health Center building, the Town Council set a goal to fully divest itself of the funds from the Health Center Fund and allow them to be managed by a local not-for-profit organization. That led to establishment of the Middleburg Charitable Foundation.
It is expected that the Town Council will authorize a charitable contribution to the Middleburg Charitable Foundation in the amount of the current balance of the Town's Health Center Fund. This amount is approximately $853,300.
Until such time as the Charitable Foundation can establish its own website, the Town will list information here on its behalf.
The first meeting of the Middleburg Charitable Foundation Board will take place on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 5:00pm at the Middleburg Town Office, located at 10 West Marshall Street. Please contact the Town Manager with any questions.
The meeting materials for the January 30, 2023 meeting can be found at this link.