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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies to
Improve Health and Wellness in Eligible Counties

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PATH Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/14/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations, local government entities, and religious institutions for strategic planning and effective programming related to health and wellness in northern Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Fauquier Counties. Funding is intended to support planning and programming for existing or new projects that reflect the PATH Foundation's mission, values, and four areas of focus:

  • Access to Health
  • Childhood Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Senior Services

    Organizations and their proposals must be engaged in addressing one or more of these specific areas. Funding is given greater consideration when the application demonstrates the intersection of four areas: need, opportunity, potential impact and collaboration.

    The PATH Foundation recognizes that funding for programs and planning is very important to nonprofits. Careful strategic planning, board cultivation and the uninterrupted running of core organizational activities are essential to the success of thriving community institutions. 

    Key Objectives:

    • Provide financial support for effective and essential programs for nonprofits
    • Encourage nonprofit boards and staff to engage in capacity building and leadership cultivation
    • Facilitate critical, long-range strategic planning

    GrantWatch ID#:

    GrantWatch ID#: 163713

    Estimated Size of Grant:

    Applicants may request funding for up to $75,000, though most grants will be lower.

    Term of Contract:

    PATH Foundation’s Program and Planning Grants are 12-month grants.

    Additional Eligibility Criteria:

    Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) nonprofits, religious institutions for non-religious purposes, or local government entities in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties.

    Annual planning grants are offered to nonprofits and public agencies with a track record of community impact and sound fiscal management.

    Unrestricted general operations are not eligible for funding in this grant cycle.

    Applicants Must:
    - Provide an IRS determination letter confirming that they are exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    - The recipient can be a fiscal agent for others, as long as the purpose is charitable.
    - Government entities may apply for planning grants but are not eligible for general operating funds.
    - Organizations requesting funds for strategic planning may be established or emerging/new institutions.
    - Proposals must benefit people and organizations within the Foundation’s service area of Fauquier County, Rappahannock County and northern Culpeper County.
    - Applicants may submit only one application per grant cycle.

    Types of Requests Not Supported:
    - Grants to individuals, private foundations, event sponsorship, or fundraising
    - Faith-based institutions for religious purposes
    - Multi-year requests
    - Short-term or temporary projects

    Pre-Application Information:

    Applications will open in the online grant portal on January 7, 2020. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 2020. Award recipients will be notified in May with grant payout in July.

    The PATH Foundation strongly encourages applicants to base their requests on demonstrated project design, rather than the allowable funding maximum.

    Contact Information:

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

    To apply:

    For questions, contact Program Staff:
    Kirsten Dueck, Andy Johnston, or Margy Thomas

    PATH Foundation
    321 Walker Drive, Suite 301, Warrenton, VA, 20186

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