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Universal Leaf Foundation Grant

Grants to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
Nonprofits to Benefit Eligible Communities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia nonprofit organizations to benefit communities where the funding source has a business presence. Program areas include higher education, community, arts, environment and conversation, education, and social wellbeing.

The Foundation’s geographic scope is primarily Oxford, NC, Nash County, NC, Lancaster, PA, Richmond, VA and Kenbridge, VA.

Types of support include project and/or program support, equipment support or general support.

Focus Areas:
-Category 1 - Education and Well-being of Children, At-risk Individuals, Families and Groups
-Category 2 - Higher Education
-Category 3 - Civic/Community/the Arts
-Category 4 - Environment/Sustainability/Conservation

More information about the Focus Areas:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162546

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 - $50,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in areas where Universal Corporation employees live and work.

The Foundation DOES NOT support the following:
-Nonprofits that have not been designated 501(c)(3)
-Individuals or an individual's project or program
-Political, advocacy or labor organizations or fundraising events
-Events or programs where the grant is not fully tax deductible
-Organizations located outside the areas in which the Company has a physical presence

Pre-Application Information:

To make a decision, the Foundation will need some basic information along with a Universal Leaf Cover Sheet, and you may choose to schedule an appointment to meet in person.

Next, submit via the Foundation’s email address listed below or via mail the following four items: written grant proposal/request that includes a description of the organization's history and goals, the purpose for which the funds are being requested (including the amount of the request), a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status and your organization's most recent financial statement.

All proposal packages for Fiscal Year 2019 should be submitted between April 1, 2019 and June 15, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Please complete and submit a Universal Leaf Foundation Coversheet by clicking here:

Send applications to:

The Universal Leaf Foundation
c/o Jackie Brennan
P.O. Box 25099
Richmond, VA 23260

To Schedule an Appointment, Contact:

Jackie Brennan

Key Foundation Contacts:

Harvard B. Smith, President

George R. White, Vice President

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Oxford and Nash County;   Pennsylvania: Lancaster;   Virginia: Richmond and Kenbridge