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Ujima Legacy Fund Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for to
Serve Local Youth and Young Adults

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for a greater Richmond - Ujima Legacy Fund

Deadline Date:

09/21/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to benefit youth and young adults through education-related activities. Funding is intended to support programs and projects that empower youth ages 12 to 21 years, with a particular emphasis on underserved youth populations. Consideration will also be given to capacity building requests. Eligible organizations serve the residents of the City of Richmond, and/or the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland and/or Powhatan.

Ujima Legacy Fund seeks to support nonprofits that empower youth through education-related initiatives. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • After-school and out-of-school time programming
  • Career development
  • College preparation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial literacy
  • Literacy
  • Mentoring
  • Technology training
  • Tutoring

Funding may be used for program support or specific projects. Consideration will also be given to capacity building requests to strengthen the infrastructure and increase the program capacity of start-up or established organizations that serve the target demographic. Capacity building requests may include:

  • Planning activities: e.g., organizational assessments; strategic planning; or business planning for social enterprise
  • Improving financial management or fund development
  • Training for staff and/or volunteers
  • Technology improvements that will have a significant impact on internal efficiency and allow for new ways of doing business

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154980

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that one or two grants will be awarded in 2020.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for a Ujima Legacy Fund grant, an organization must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the residents of the City of Richmond, and/or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland and/or Powhatan.

Not funded:
- Individual religious institutions
- Private foundations
- Colleges and universities
- Individuals or scholarship applicants
- Debt reduction or operational deficits
- Endowments or memorials
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Partisan, political or legislative activities
- Legal expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Application will open on Monday, August 24, 2020. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020.

A volunteer committee of Ujima Legacy Fund will review requests, conduct site visits with selected organizations in September. Five finalists will be invited to present at a meeting of full membership.

The award decision will be finalized through a live vote following the finalist presentations. The award will be announced and celebrated at an annual celebration event.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:;

Charles Dyson, Manager, Community Engagement

The Community Foundation
3409 Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 330-7400
F: (804) 330-5992

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USA: Virginia: City of Richmond, and/or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland and/or Powhatan

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