Solving The Digital Divide - Internet-for-All

Winchester, VA

The Foundation’s Efforts Against COVID-19


Disaster Response Strategy:

Augmenting Capacity of Our School Districts + Providing Critical Support to Our Non-Profit Partners that are Taking Care of Our Most Vulnerable Children

J2W Foundation continues to support shorter-term COVID-19 disaster response efforts within our service areas. We will transition our COVID-19 disaster response grantmaking efforts to our long-term disaster recovery strategy that will support partner organizations for years to come.

"J2W contracted Yount, Hyde, and Barbour (YHB), a regionally-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, to assist 3 partner non-profits with navigating the CARES Act to maximize revenue recovery. All 3 successfully submitted EIDL applications"- April 2020

Finding a way to help solve the IT tech divide by ensuring equitable access to distance learning capabilities for all

  • Served on a recently developed summer Task Force to explore the possibilities of making Winchester an “Internet for All” community to help reduce the “homework divide” negatively impacting lower‑income students
  • Acting as the private partner in a public-private partnership with the City of Winchester, Winchester Public Schools, and Opportunity Scholars
  • Will provide funding to help fully subsidize up to 500 low-income students in need of Comcast’s broadband Internet Essentials program for up to 2 years
  • Program will effectively bring the number of Winchester public school students without access to broadband Internet down to ZERO