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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of Life for Residents in Eligible Regions

Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund Grant


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Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Rappahannock County

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/13/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that improve the quality of life for residents in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support projects that create new opportunities or address challenges in the local community. Eligible applicants must serve or primarily benefit residents of Rappahannock County.

Such wide-ranging programs include those that:

  • Improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities, particularly in the areas of basic human needs; 
  • Address disparities and increase opportunities for historically underserved people and communities;
  • Preserve and increase access to unique community assets; 
  • Meaningfully engages the voices, perspectives and expertise of the people and communities that represent their program participants;
  • Promote broad-based participation in arts and cultural activities; 
  • Improve a student’s readiness to learn, and ability to succeed in school and other educational endeavors;
  • Enhance wellness through community-based organizations; and
  • Encourage environmental preservation and support.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit serving or primarily benefiting residents of Rappahannock County.

Generally Not Funded:
- Organizations not tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Organizations that discriminate with regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation, or presence of a disability
- Individuals (except scholarships)
- Fundraising events (such as tickets, raffles, auctions or tournaments), annual fundraising appeals, or agency celebrations
- Political activities
- Religious organizations when funds would be used in whole or in part to further the organizations religious purposes
- Existing obligations, debts/liabilities or costs that the agency has already incurred
- Scholarly research
- National or international organizations, that cannot demonstrate an established local presence benefiting Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, or Rappahannock Counties
- Projects normally the responsibility of government
- Private primary or secondary schools or academies
- Capital campaigns or other requests in which NPCF’s funds will not be expended within 12 months after award

Pre-Application Information
- Applications Open: October 23, 2023
- Applications Close: November 13, 2023

Applicants are asked to give the funding source a call to discuss a project before filling out any forms.

You may submit your proposed project for as many grants as you wish. In the event your project is not chosen for funding during any given grant cycle, you are free to submit again during the next cycle.

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Contact Information
Apply online:

Contact Dede McClure, NPCF Program Officer, with any questions, concerns or comments you may have:
(202) 306-0157

Executive Director: Jane Bowling-Wilson

Manager of Programs and Communications: Renard Carlos

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
321 Walker Drive, Suite 303
PO Box 182
Warrenton, VA 20188
(540) 349-0631

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