October, 2017

The Jack R. Anderson is delighted to announce it's first grant recipients; Moveable Feast, Bright Beginnings and O.A.R. 

Moveable Feast fosters a community that cares for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses by preparing and delivering nutritious meals and groceries; while providing nutritional counseling and other services. They serve Baltimore City, the Eastern Shore, and several Maryland counties. In 2016, Moveable Feast provided 800,000 meals to 5,000 clients. 

Bright Beginnings provides the young children of homeless families in DC with a safe, nurturing educational environment; prepares them to enter kindergarten ready to learn; and supports homeless parents so they can stabilize their home lives and become self-sufficient. In 2017-18, they plan on serving 350-400 children and their families through education, nutrition, health, and employment services for the parents.

O.A.R. helps men and women return to the Arlington/Falls Church community from incarceration, and offers alternative sentencing options through community service to youth and adults. In FY17, they served 2,232 people, including 1,584 completing Community Service and 733 receiving Reentry services. They have a 90% success rate for both the IRP and Community Service programs.

We are currently in the process of our next funding cycle, and we are looking forward to our next group of 2017 grant recipients.


Moveable Feast: Samantha Flottemesch, Events & Social Media Manager, Christian Metzger, Executive Director, Laura Shriver, Grants and Communication Coordinator
Bright Beginnings: Dr. Marla Dean, Executive Director, Sheila Stinson, Board Vice-Chair, Darin Allen, Director of Development
O.A.R.: Elizabeth Jones, Executive Director, Celine Healey, Jack R. Anderson Foundation, Community Outreach Development Director, Heather Pritchett, Director of Development & Outreach