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 Community, Education & Government

Community & Civic Organizations, Early Childhood Education, Educational Services, Government Offices,

Higher Education, Houses of Worship, Nonprofits, Private Schools, Political Orgs, Public Schools

Aging Together

Aging together, through partnerships, connects people to communities and resources to improve quality of life as we age.

PO Box 367,

Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 829-6405

Our vision is age friendly communities that actively engage, value, and support older adults. We want all citizens aging together to enjoy a lifelong sense of place and community, to be able to contribute to their community and when needed to have ready access to diverse supports from family, friends, helping organizations and a responsive local government.

American Legion Post 156

American Legion Post 156 serves all of Orange County and the surrounding area. 

The American Legion is the nation’s largest veterans wartime service organization. 

341 Newton Street, 

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-9897

The services provided include help with VA claims, assistance in finding employment, support for current members of the military, and financial assistance. 

Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club of Orange

The Orange Club is located at the Taylor Educational Administration Complex,

in the old Prospect Heights Middle School in Orange, Virginia.

200 Dailey Drive, 

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-6858

This facility opened in 2001,

was renovated in 2015, and currently serves 200 members, with an average daily attendance of 75 members, ages 6-18. 

Bright Side Early Care &

Learning Center

Bright Side at Dogwood Village
462 N. Madison Rd, Suite A
​Orange, VA 22960

Bright Side at Spicers Mill
165 Spicers Mill Rd
Orange, VA 22960

(540) 360-4044

 Bright Side Early Care and Learning Center offers not one but two preschool centers in Orange! At both our Dogwood Village and Spicers Mill sites, we partner with families to provide excellence in childcare, daycare, preschool and after-school programs for their children. Our dedicated staff will encourage your child's natural growth in physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development, with a solid foundation for their formal education years.

Community Investment Collaborative/Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CV SBDC)

CV SBDC is a team of business and technical experts available to listen, advise and assist entrepreneurs; confidentially and free of charge.

300 Preston Ave., Ste 206

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 295-8198

We offer 1:1 assistance, connection to curated research, access to technical experts and professionals, and timely events and training. Our goal is to level the playing field for small businesses, growing strong communities and businesses.  The CVSBDC is able to provide no-cost counseling to small businesses in our region with the support of SBA, Community Investment Collaborative, VA SBDC, GMU, Go Virginia and these patrons:

EarthQuest

A non-profit organization based in West Georgia. We travel around the country with our feathered friends, to renaissance fairs, schools and other large events. Our birds are ambassadors for their species and they help teach people about wildlife and what we can do to help.

Our educational programs teach people how each of these birds are their own little miracle and what makes them different from one another. Utilizes non-releasable Birds of Prey to educate people about how their daily actions affect these wonderful animals.

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield

The Friends provide advocacy, educational programs, and service projects for the battlefield.

P.O. Box 576,

Locust Grove, VA., 22508

(540) 547-2395

The purpose of the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield (FoWB) is to assist the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FRSP) in its efforts to preserve the Wilderness Battlefield in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties.

George Washington Carver Regional High School Alumni Association, Inc./ Carver 4-County Museum

9432 James Madison Highway,

Suite 102
Rapidan, VA 22733

(540) 891-3000

Our mission is to: Document, celebrate and share the educational, social, cultural and military history of the students, faculty and administrators of George Washington Carver Regional High School, the only institution of higher education in the four-county region of Culpeper, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock from 1948-68

Germanna Community College

Locust Grove Campus

Germanna Community College is one of the twenty-three community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. 

College Drive,

Locust Grove, VA 22508

(540) 891-3000

Germanna Community College is a public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System primarily serving the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

Good Samaritan, Inc.

To extend a helping hand in time of need to the community by providing assistance with food and clothing.

105 N. Madison Road

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 308-7741

Donations are tax deductible. Good Samaritan, Inc. serves Orange Virginia and surrounding counties. We are working with Social Services and have partnered with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. 

Grymes Memorial School

Grymes Memorial School is a JK-8 independent co-educational day school located on 42 acres in Orange, Virginia. At Grymes we are nurturing character, building thinkers, cultivating creativity, fostering community, and launching learners.

13775 Spicers Mill Road,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-1010

The school provides a strong academic foundation and encourages thinking that is creative, reasoned and analytical. The social, physical, and artistic growth of each student is emphasized in an atmosphere of respect, fairness, and honesty. The school community supports the development of essential skills in small classes that provide a safe environment for students to take risks and have pride in their accomplishments.

JUST ORANGE -

YOUTH CIVIC GROUP

Dani Rivera

Co-Founder & Community Organizer 

Just Orange does not endorse individual candidates nor their views. The mission of Just Orange is to provide a platform for productive communication, civic awareness & engagement.

Just Orange is a non partisan civic youth group. Our mission is to inspire civic engagement amoung young people from ages 10-25. Just Orange educates and works to build relationships with local, state and federal government elected officials and community leaders to create change that is inclusive of the youths’ visions in the development of the community they live in, even before they are old enough to vote!

Lake of the Woods Association, Inc

The Mission of the Lake of the Woods Association is to enhance the quality of life in the community through effective cost management of the common areas and amenities and to preserve and enhance property values. 

102 Lakeview Pkwy,

Locust Grove, VA 22508

(540) 972-2237

 The Association accomplishes its mission through the development and management of recreational amenities, security services, and the maintenance of Association-owned property.

Love Outreach Food Pantry, Inc.

Love Outreach Food Pantry & Clothes Closet provides food and clothing for Orange County, Virginia residents who are in need.

252 Blue Ridge Dr

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 718-2377

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Those who are eligible to receive assistance from the adjacent Love Outreach Food Pantry are eligible to visit the Clothes Closet once every three months. The Clothes Closet is open from 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday and accepts donations of clean, gently used clothes and has a particular need for bed linens. Monetary contributions also are accepted.

Historic Germanna

Historic Germanna is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1956.

2062 Germanna Highway, 

Locust Grove, VA 22508-0279

(540) 423-1700

Historic Germanna tells America’s story of liberty through the frontier experience of her settlers and descendants using archaeological, historical,

and genealogical research and interpretation.

Mom 2 Mom

No family should have to choose between buying diapers & paying their electric bill.

429 Meadow Brook Shopping Center
PMB 211 Culpeper VA 22701

(540) 360-1468

Mom2Mom is a local nonprofit based out of Culpeper which services local families by providing them with diapers, wipes, formula and personal hygiene items at no cost. We also assist to empower families by connecting and referring them to area resources.

OCHS (Orange County High School) Alumni and Friends Foundation Inc.

Founded to support graduates of Orange County High School entering the technical and vocational fields of studies with scholarship assistance.

PO Box 1314,

Orange VA 22960

​The mission of OCHS Alumni and Friends Foundation, Inc is to provide scholarships to graduates of Orange County High School (located in Orange, Virginia) to further their education, especially in the technical and vocational fields.

On The Road Home

Our mission at Crossing Jordan On The Road Home, we are driven by goals; to guide, educate, and empower families to successfully rejoin the community and prosper in life.

P.O. Box 338

Locust Grove, Virginia 22508 

(844) 580-9027

(571) 252-7191

Here at On The Road Home, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2020, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress.

Orange County African American Historical Society,

The Orange County African American Historical Society (OCAAHS) was founded to explore African American contributions to the cultural and historical heritage of Orange County, Virginia.

130 Caroline Street

Orange, Virginia 22960

We also seek to enhance and promote awareness of the accomplishments and contributions of people of African descent as organic and essential components of our community, and of our nation, at large.

 

Toward those ends, we endeavor to identify, research and preserve African American legacies, lore, and historical sites.

Orange County Children's Toy Box

Your support and donations will help us meet our annual goal of helping the children of needy families of Orange County Virginia have a Christmas they would otherwise not have.

P.O. Box 1117  

Orange, VA.  22960-0659

(540) 661-2263

An IRS 501.c.3 Charity Giving 100% To Make Christmas Special For The Children Of Needy Families In Orange County Virginia.  All of the families are initially identified and interviewed by the staff at the Orange County Social Services Office.  

Orange County Democratic Committee

The Orange County Virginia Democratic Committee (OCDC) is the official Orange County Democratic organization for the Democratic Party of Virginia.

111 Chapman St., Orange, VA
PO Box 613, Locust Grove, VA 22508

We embrace the mission and message of the Democratic Party that anyone, from any walk of life, should have a fair shot at the American Dream.

We believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.

Orange County Education Foundation

The Vision of the Orange County Education Foundation is to support scholarship and advancement for the teachers and students of the schools in Orange County, Virginia.

Taylor Education Adm Complex

PO Box 136

Orange, VA 22960

The Foundation maintains a teacher innovation grant program and a scholarship program in order to provide resources, inspire innovation, and enhance opportunities for teachers and students.

The Paul Stefan Foundation

"We're Saving Babies, One Mom at a Time"  The Paul Stefan Foundation provides a comforting, loving, pro-life haven for women facing a crisis pregnancy; by offering hope, love, spiritual and emotional counseling.

120 Caroline Street

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 854-2300

The Paul Stefan Foundation emerged from a desire to inspire & support women in our own communities to preserve life & foster a supportive environment that gives new mothers hope. We’re an organization driven by a desire to uphold the Christian values that build a strong foundation to protect those who need us most.

Orange County, Virginia

Economic Development

The Orange County Office of Economic Development administers an economic development program designed to attract, retain, generate and facilitate expansion of high quality business and industry that results in a stable, diverse, local economy and an improved standard of living for the citizens of Orange County

109 West Main Street,

 Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-1238

With that goal in mind, the department realizes the following objectives:
• attract new jobs and investments
• increase the commercial and industrial tax base
• increase the awareness of and support of Economic Development
• develop and maintain a comprehensive information base
• maintain a supply of publicly and privately owned, competitively-priced land to attract new business and industry.

Orange County Fair Association

Old fashioned country/agricultural fair.

No midway.

4500 Old Gordonsville Road,

Orange, Virginia 22960

(540) 672-8108

Lots of music, animal shows, food, crafts, and exhibits Demolition Derby Antique tractor pull

Orange County Humane Society

The mission and vision of the Orange County Humane Society (OCHS) shall be the

prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of animal suffering and the extension of humane education.

11362 Porter Road,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-0069

The OCHS will provide selective financial and volunteer support to the Orange County Animal Shelter. and other shelters, rescue groups and organizations whose purpose is to foster the humane care and treatment of animals, the return of lost animals to their owners, and the search for suitable homes for animals without owners.

Orange County Rotary Club

We are a vibrant club in a small rural county of the Virginia foothills.

P.O. Box 187, 

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 371-3070

Orange Rotary Club serves as

a force multiplier for people eager to enhance the community. Our service projects reflect the interests and passions of our members, with a focus on youth and, by extension, their families.  

Orange County School Board

The mission of the Orange County Public School System is to provide the highest quality education for all students in a safe and caring environment.

200 Dailey Drive,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 661-4550

Our graduates will master 21st Century skills necessary to work and live productively, with an emphasis on reading, writing, mathematics and reasoning. Our graduates will be health-conscious, life-long learners who demonstrate good character and productive citizenship.

Orange County Social Services

146 S Madison Rd Suite 201,
Orange, VA 22960 

(540) 672-1155

The Orange County Department of Social Services provides a wide range of social services and health benefits programs to assist eligible citizens in solving problems in employment, daycare, foster care, housing and domestic issues with an emphasis on personal responsibility and work.

Orange County Tourism

Free travel information for the State of Virginia destinations, local Orange County Destinations and community events

122 East Main Street,

Historic Train Depot,

Orange, Virginia

(540) 672-1653

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 

10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm   

Closed for some holidays.

Free travel information for the State of Virginia destinations, local Orange County Destinations and community events

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services

The mission of RRCS is to improve the quality of life of citizens of Planning District 9 by providing comprehensive behavioral health, intellectual disability, substance use disorder, and aging services.

15361 Bradford Road
Culpeper, VA  22701
Phone: (540) 825-3100

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services is a regional service provider formed in 1972 by the local governments of Planning District 9 (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock).  The mission of the Community Services Board is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Planning District 9 by providing comprehensive behavioral health, intellectual disability, substance use disorder, and aging services.

Republican Party of

Orange County, Virginia

To promote conservative ideals in the County of Orange and throughout Virginia.

PO Box 91, Orange, 22960

orangecountyvagop@gmail.com

The Orange County Republican Committee is located in beautiful Orange County, Virginia,  home of James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution. Our Committee is dedicated to defend our values.

Consistent with past practice, to keep our membership informed, we will share information, from the Federal and State Government, the Board of Supervisors and the School Board that directly affecting Orange County.

Rikki's Refuge
No-kill, life-care animal sanctuary

Rikki's Refuge is a 450 acre no-kill life-care all-species animal sanctuary for farm and domestic animals, with 350 acres preserved for native wildlife and flora/fauna.

(540) 854-0870

The refuge is home to almost 1300 animals of over 22 different species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, a chukar, peacocks, and more.

 

Rikki’s Refuge provides homeless, abandoned, differently-abled, and abused animals with a safe and loving place to stay.

Services to Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE) 

Services to Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE) is a private, non-profit 501c (3) organization established in 1980 to serve survivors of domestic violence. We proudly serve the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock.

(800) 825-8876

In 2007, SAFE became a "dual" program, providing intervention and educational services for sexual assault victims and their children along with our existing mission to reach survivors of domestic violence. Throughout the years all SAFE services and support have remained free and confidential.

Skyline CAP, Inc.

Skyline CAP, Inc. is a non-profit community action agency (CAA) designated by the Governor of Virginia and approved by the localities it serves to provide resources that combat poverty.

532 S Main Street,

Madison, VA 22727

(540) 948-3916

Incorporated in 1990, the agency offers education and housing programs designed to empower families and individuals to become self-sufficient. A designated CAA for Greene, Madison and Orange counties, Skyline CAP extends many of its programs to the counties of Fauquier, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren.

Smart Community Stem

Experiential Learning in STEM Fields

Expanding the horizon for teen workforce development in emerging technology.

SCSC will optimize the use of immersive learning to maximize education  and training efficiencies.

Smart Community STEM Camp, Inc is organized exclusively for charitable  scientific, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational purposes, more  specifically to foster the development of the knowledge, skills, and abilities  related to the future of learning, oriented to emerging technologies, and within  the context of national security. SCSC will collaborate with the community, both  military and civilian, to build curricula and develop STEM programs with  academia and industry that contribute to future workforce education and  training.

Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association - Fairfield View Dairy Farm (Route 231)

14349 Blue Ridge Turnpike, 

Somerset, Virginia 22972

(540) 672-3429

We are looking to bring together people of all ages to learn about the beauty behind the antique steam and gas engines. To foster education and to promote interest and exchange information and provide the mutual assistance regarding such equipment. 

The Art Center In Orange

Established in 1997, The Arts Center In Orange works to increase the quality of life in our community by promoting an appreciation for fine contemporary arts in diverse styles and ideologies. Come and explore the arts at the Arts Center In Orange.

129 E Main Street,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-7311

Our programs include the Morin Gallery, offering eight free public gallery exhibits of work by emerging and established artists annually; a Virginia Artisans gift shop; Art Bus trips to Richmond and DC galleries; classes in art and music for children and adults in a variety of media; the Orange studio an ACO program offering space and support for mentally challenged adult artists. 

The disAbility Resource Center

We proudly assist people with disabilities to achieve the benefits of independent living in the Rappahannock area of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

409 Progress Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-2559

The dRC helps people with disabilities to meet their own, individualized independent living goals utilizing the following CIL Core Services:

Independent Living Skills Training
Individual & Systems Advocacy 
Information & Referral
Peer Support

Town of Gordonsville, VA

Welcome to Gordonsville, a charming southern town of quaint shops and galleries, a noted Civil War museum and critically acclaimed restaurants in the heart of historic Piedmont Virginia.

112 S. Main Street, 

Gordonsville, Virginia 22942

(540) 832-2233

Nestled between the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence (Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello) and the Constitution (James Madison’s Montpelier), Gordonsville is a lovely place to visit and a wonderful place to call home. 

Town of Orange, VA

119 Belleview Avenue, 

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-5005

The Town of Orange, Virginia, situated amidst rolling landscapes and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, serves as the seat for Orange County and its business center and is a great place to visit, live and work.

Town of Orange Industrial Development Authority

Meetings

Every third Wednesday at 5:15 p.m., in the Town of Orange Community Meeting Room or meets as needed. 

It is the purpose of the Industrial Development Authority of the Town of Orange “to promote industry and develop trade…for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Commonwealth, either through the increase of their commerce or through the promotion of their safety, health, welfare, convenience, or prosperity.” (Virginia Code § 15.2-4901)

United Way of Greater Charlottesville

Serves: The City of Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties in Virginia.

200 Garrett Street, Suite I
Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 972-1701

Our United Way seeks innovative approaches to address critical local issues and brings funding, advocacy and volunteerism to create better outcomes. Our priorities guide both our grants to community agencies and our own direct services, and will move the needle in areas of financial stability, school readiness, and connected communities.

VFW Post 2217

19105 Brick Church Rd
Orange, VA 22960
(804) 205-7408

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. The VFW is for any Veteran, whether you retired or just a 4 year hitch

Virginia Career Works

Piedmont Region is part of a statewide network designed to connect job seekers with economic opportunity.

127 Belleview Ave
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 661-3419

Piedmont Region includes all of Planning Districts 9 (Counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock) and 10 (City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson). 

The Virginia Thoroughbred Project

Accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit transitioning off-track Thoroughbred racehorses to new lives and careers.

11350 Constitution Hwy,

Montpelier Station, VA 22957

(434) 409-2046

The Virginia Thoroughbred Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to retired racehorses, ensuring they live out their lives as peacefully and comfortably as possible after a demanding life on the track.

VolTran

To provide transportation for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and others in serious need for medical appointments and critical errands.

P.O. Box 3178, Warrenton, VA 20188

Request a ride: (540) 829.5300

Volunteer: (540) 422.2600

VolTran provides critical transportation for those in need, especially the aging population, so they can live independently for as long as possible with an enhanced quality of life through the ability to access essential needs and services.