Community Organizations

Aging Together

Aging together is a collaborative partnership of business leaders and  citizens who care about senior citizens and caregivers in Rappahannock County. We conduct community education and seek to fill gaps in service for older adults. Join our team meetings: 4th Thursdays at 2:30 at the Rappahannock Library.

1835 Industry Dr., Culpeper VA 22701
(540) 829-6405
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Boy Scouts

(540) 222-9465

Businesses of Rappahannock

Businesses of Rappahannock is a community organization of business owners who live and work in Rappahannock County. Our goal is to promote all local businesses, including tourist based and local services, to ensure that Rappahannock County remains a viable place to live, work and play for all of our members and their clientele.

3 Library Rd, Washington VA 22747
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Cub Scouts

(540) 422-3463

Episcopal Church Women of Washington, VA

379 Gay Street Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-3716
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Foothills Forum

Foothills Forum is tackling the need for more fact-based, in-depth coverage of the issues we care about in Rappahannock County. We’re a nonprofit, independent group promoting community engagement, research and solutions. We invite every voice to the table.

311 Gay St., #2H, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-1207
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Girl Scouts

(540) 987-8431

Headwaters, the Rappahannock County Public Education Foundation, Inc.

The Headwaters Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster educational excellence in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Headwaters provides supplemental funding to enrich the lives of youth in the county, primarily those attending Rappahannock County Public Schools.

Headwaters currently operates six core programs for the benefit of children, families, and school staff: the After-School Enrichment Program, College & Career Access Program, Educational Enrichment Grant Program, READ Program, Starfish Mentoring Program, and Summer Chorus Program.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 368
Washington, VA 22747

567 Mount Salem Avenue, Washington VA 22747
(540) 227-5170
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Living Sky Foundation

Living Sky Foundation is a diverse, community organization in support of the living arts. Its goal is to promote healthier living and better lives by illustrating a joyous, simpler existence through personal transformation, social change, peaceful resolution, and ecological stewardship.

A focus on self-expression, regenerative arts, mindfulness and positive values are emphasized through creative and cultural enrichment programs and curriculum development designed to serve the planet and fuel communities with knowledge and simple tools that assist in efforts to awaken the spirit, restore balance in nature, preserve our natural landscape, and promote responsibility for ideal citizenship and support continuous learning and youth leadership.

Please visit for more information or visit our project pages on Facebook including Sperryville ARTist Cooperative and Roaming Red Tent Sisterhood.

A Showcase of the Heart with Soul ~ Sperryville ARTist Cooperative features fine artists and craftsmen who celebrate the natural beauty and farmland heritage of the Virginia’s Piedmont Region.  Supporting both traditional and non-traditional artists, this inviting, yet rustic gallery exhibits an enticing collection of paintings, mixed media, photography, three-dimensional work and art of social commentary.  In addition to an exciting collection of fine art, handcrafts, and custom designed jewelry; the gallery shop includes educational tools, art supplies, fair trade, hemp products, folk art and cultural gift items for all ages. 

Studio is open limited weekend and holiday hours. Private viewings by appointment are encouraged.


P.O. Box 122

Washington, VA 22747-0122

3 River Ln, Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-9288
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Project Rainbow

(540) 987-8978

Rapp at Home

Working to establish itself in the coming year as a “village” organization dedicated to helping the county’s seniors stay in their homes as they age (a model established by more than 193 “village” organizations around the country with the same mission), Rapp at Home seeks volunteers and others interested in the mission. Contact planning coordinator Mary Katherine Ishee at

567 Mt. Salem Ave., Suite 2, Washington VA 22747
(540) 937-4663
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Rappahannock Animal Welfare League

RAWL rescues homeless dogs and helps pets find and stay in loving homes. RAWL’s shelter at 164 Weaver Road, Amissville, also offers spay and neuter programs and rabies clinics. Contact manager Patti Want ( at 540-937-3336 or 540-937-3283, or visit

164 Weaver Road, Amissville VA 20106
(540) 937-3336
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Rappahannock Benevolent Fund

Our mission is to provide financial and supportive services in a confidential and compassionate manner to residents of Rappahannock County in times of crisis.

370 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 671-0421
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Rappahannock Center for Education

LifeLong Learning and Workforce Training Classes and Programs. Now located at the Sperryville Schoolhouse.

12018 Lee Highway, Sperryville VA 22740
(540) 987-8299
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Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County has the traditional County Board of Supervisors form of government. The County has five voting districts that are decennially revised based upon population: Hampton, Jackson, Piedmont, Stonewall-Hawthorne, and Wakefield. One supervisor is elected from each district. The Board of Supervisors is elected to serve four-year terms and is basically responsible for the legislative, administrative, and financial aspects of County government. The Board holds regular meetings at 2:00 PM for General Business and 7:00 PM for Public Hearings once a month at the County Courthouse located in the Town of Washington, and such other meetings as the pace of business may dictate.

Rappahannock County has a County Administrator, Garrey W. Curry, Jr. The Rappahannock County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals are administrative agents for the County and the Circuit Court, respectively. They direct the administration of the Zoning, Subdivision and Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinances. The County Planning Commission consists of seven members, one of whom is a member of the Board of Supervisors, another of whom is a representative of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the remaining five who are appointed to four-year terms of office by the Board of Supervisors by voting district. The Board of Zoning Appeals consists of five members all appointed at large by the Circuit Court for five-year terms of office.

Mailing address is P.O. Box 519, Washington, VA 22747

3 Library Road, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-5330
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Rappahannock County Democratic Committee

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee works toward a government at federal, state and local levels which fairly represent the interests of the persons within Rappahannock County, whether rich or poor; supports and fosters public institutions, including the public schools, that improve the quality of life in the County; responds sensibly to the needs of the unfortunate among us; and encourages the participation of all Democrats, as well as all those who share the Democratic perspective, in the political process.

General meetings are held on second Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Washington Town Hall in Washington, VA. All meetings are open to the general public. For more information, go to or call Chair Ross O'Donoghue at 540-987-8019.

(540) 987-8019
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Rappahannock County Republican Committee

(540) 937-2650

Rappahannock Food Pantry

The Pantry, at 603 Mt. Salem Ave. in Washington, is a volunteer nonprofit organization that assists all Rappahannock residents who need food. Its Plant a Row Program also encourages Rappahannock gardeners to plant a little extra for the Pantry. Call the Food Pantry at 540-675-1177 or visit for more information, to donate or volunteer.

(540) 675-1177
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Rappahannock Senior Citizen Center

Open Monday-Thursday at the Scrabble School, serving a hot lunch at noon and open to all county seniors aged 60 and up, with daily activities and trips. Contact manager Darcy Canton at 540-987-3638.

(540) 987-3638
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Rappahannock Sheriff’s Office

383 Porter St, Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-5300
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Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps

(540) 829-7350


RappCats is a nonprofit organization that helps stray, abused, abandoned and unwanted cats in the county, and operates a new shelter in Flint Hill. For more information or to adopt, contact RappCats at 540-987-8099 or

(540) 987-8099
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R​appahannock Lions Club

Provides voluntary services throughout the community. The club meets at the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Thursdays. Contact president Yogi Bear at or membership chair Larry “Bud” Meyer at 540-675-3629.

(540) 675-3629
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Serendipity Equine

Serendipity Equine partners rescued and rehabilitated horses with individuals of all abilities and levels for educational and equine-assisted programs such as riding academy lessons (tiny tots, juniors, and adults), mounted archery, cart driving, horsemanship, barn excursions, and therapeutic riding sessions taught by a dual PATH and EAGALA certified therapeutic instructor. Serendipity's goal is to provide these programs to the community at large regardless of social or economic standing while creating an inclusive community equestrian center where integration, not segregation, of individuals at-risk or those with disabilities, is the rule. Additionally, we offer equine-assisted programs, free of charge for veterans, first-responders, and youth-at-risk. We are a 501(c)(3) organization located in beautiful Amissville, VA. 

162 Rollins Road, Amissville, VA 20106
(540) 316-0302
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Washington Ladies Auxiliary

(540) 675-3615

W​oodville Community Organization

(540) 987-9523