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Ballyshannon Fund Grant Program

Grants to Central Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote
and Educate the Public About Rural and Farming Communities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation - Ballyshannon Fund

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Grants to Central Virginia nonprofit organizations and government entities to promote an understanding of farming communities and rural life. Funding may be used for projects and programs in the areas of education, environment, community enrichment.

Grants will be awarded to activities that help the Fund achieve its goals. The Ballyshannon Fund supports:

- Rural life and a respect for the outdoors. The Fund respects the many private citizens who actually own these rural properties.

- Creative means to appreciate, conserve, and maintain working farmland and professionally-managed timber land.

- Educational endeavors designed to encourage greater understanding of rural living, the ethos of commercial farming and timbering, and the responsible use of natural resources, including hunting and fishing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159113

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Please note that in order to be eligible for Ballyshannon Fund funding, your organization must have 501(c)(3) status or be a government entity.

Ballyshannon Fund does not support capital campaigns, endowments, individuals, or bricks and mortar projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Ballyshannon Fund will only accept Letters of Inquiry that have been submitted by email through this website. There is a single application deadline each year -- February 15 -- followed by a review period. Please submit your LOI by February 15.

Ballyshannon Fund will review all LOIs received and if they like your proposition, they will reply by email and ask that you submit a more-complex Grant Application.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Central Virginia area