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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible
Locations to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Freedom First Credit Union

Deadline Date:

09/24/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to benefit local communities. Areas of focus may include arts and culture, health and human services, and economic development. Projects must benefit residents of the communities served by Freedom First Credit Union (Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties and the cities of Radford, Roanoke, and Salem).

The award-winning Community Grants program supports projects that give special consideration to working families of modest means. Freedom First supports the efforts of Community Action Agencies to break down barriers, enable people to fully participate as local citizens, and help families achieve economic success and a better quality of life.

Focus Areas:

  • Community and Household Economy: Activities, programs, and initiatives designed to improve the economic well-being of the local community and its citizens. Examples include poverty reduction, affordable housing, and financial education.
  • Health and Human Services: Activities, programs, and initiatives that contribute to an individual’s functioning in the local community addresses or prevents the onset of social, psychological, or physical problems or disabilities; or extends an individual’s ability to be independent or productive in our local community.
  • Arts and Culture: Activities, programs, and initiatives that increase access to and promotion of the arts and the development and enhancement of cultural identities in the local community. Examples include arts programs, diversity initiatives, and cultural events.

Projects must:

  • Recognize and support the diversity of individuals, groups, and communities.
  • Encourage innovation through new approaches, new models, and new ways of making change for individuals in Freedom First Credit Union’s service area.
  • Promote collaboration and partnerships through mobilizing and facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to work together toward sustainable economies.

For more information about grant criteria please see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147603

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum of $5,000 per grant award

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible an organization must be a legally organized, tax-exempt entity:
• Providing for basic human needs
• Preserving health and promoting wellness
• Strengthening local communities
• Advancing education; or
• Preserving or restoring the environment

Applications with any of the following characteristics will not be considered:
• Political parties or affiliated activities.
• Grants to individuals.
• Religious or faith-based organizations—unless offering social service or community programs in any of the areas listed above, and providing such programs or services to eligible participants without regard to their faith or willingness to participate in religious activities.
• Organizations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Nominee organizations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to verify eligibility.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be submitted to Freedom First Credit Union by 4:00 pm on September 24, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit application via any one of these 3 methods:

Mail: Freedom First Credit Union
Attn: Community Grants Program
P.O. Box 1999, Salem, VA 24153

Fax: (540) 427-6783


Corporate Office
Freedom First Credit Union
5240 Valleypark Drive
Roanoke, VA 24019

Phone Numbers
(540) 389-0244 local
(866) 389-0244 toll-free

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USA: Virginia: Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties and the cities of Radford, Roanoke, and Salem).

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