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Ujima Legacy Fund Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Serve Local Youth and Young Adults

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Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation for a greater Richmond - Ujima Legacy Fund

Deadline Date:

09/20/21 5:00 PM


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Grants 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 Black/African American youth. 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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation cannot accept applications from:
- Individual religious institutions
- Private foundations
- Colleges and universities
- Individuals or scholarship applicants

The Foundation also cannot accept applications to support:
- Debt reduction or operational deficits
- Endowments or memorials
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Partisan, political or legislative activities
- Legal expenses

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process: Application will open on Monday, August 24, 2020. All grant proposals must be received by the Community Foundation no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020.

Review Process: A volunteer committee of Ujima Legacy Fund will review requests and conduct site visits with selected organizations in October and November. Approximately five finalists will be invited to present at a meeting of full membership.

Selection Process and Announcement: The award decision will be finalized through a live vote of Ujima members 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.

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Direct questions to:
Greg Gallop
Sr. Program Officer, Community Vibrancy

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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