What Matters outreach
Global reach, local love.
Providing financial and inspirational support of individuals and their causes, passions & dreams.
Everyone has a dream. What Matters was created to offer a variety of ways to encourage those brave enough to pursue theirs.
From supporting non-profit endeavors to helping those in financial duress, What Matters Outreach financially supports local causes as well as national and global altruistic efforts and passions.
In addition to financial support, encouragement and inspiration is offered to those who are working to make the world a better place or creating their lives to be more fulfilling.
Check out the current fundraising campaign for the expansion of the FRONT ROYAL LIGHT UP ACADEMY primary school in the remote village of Bunyade in Uganda! Beth committed to a matching campaign up every dollar up to $12,500 which is extended for this phase of the construction. She and Light up Life completed a two room school and latrines in 2018 but it’s so popular that 200+ children travel for miles to attend! It needs an addition to accommodate the kids as they age–our dream is to finish construction of two new classrooms each year so that those graduating from the existing grades have a place to continue to thrive until they are in 8th grade (which is the grade the closest decent existing school starts).
Light up life in Africa!
Light up Life
What Matters is proud to support Herbie Kawuma and his work through Light Up Life Foundations.
People wishing to fund a dream project or goal are encouraged to apply for assistance.
Leaving surprise notes to thank hardworking hospitality workers, cashiers and service oriented employees for their quiet service.
Comrades for Causes
Supports non-profit, not-for-profit and altruistic causes.
Rotary Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley - The Area ONE|ders
Projects include sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive and planning for a Collaborative Rotary International District Grant to benefit children in need in Africa.
Scholarships & Grants
Offering scholarships ranging from grants for high school graduates to scholarships for people to attend events or seminars.
Offering women who need financial support to improve their housing situation a chance to receive an interest-free loan for a security deposit for a rental property.
This $1,000 grant is given to a recording artist in honor of Beth’s friend, Craig Shields, who is the manager and longest member of Edwin McCain’s band.
Bridging the Gap
Short term, interest-free loans of up to $12,000 have been made to help sellers with homes under contract to fund repairs needed before closing or to keep their mortgage current before their sale.