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Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation (GTEYF) Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Programs to
Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Northern Piedmont Community Foundation - Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation (GTEYF)

Deadline Date:

10/15/21 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs to enhance the quality of life for youth in eligible locations. Funding is intended for enrichment projects related to sports and agriculture. Eligible activities are those that benefit local youth in Rappahannock County.

Proposals from nonprofits shall include wide-ranging programs that:

  • Improve the quality of life for youth in Rappahannock County, preferably through athletic and agricultural enrichment programs;
  • Promote broad-based participation in athletic and agricultural related activities;
  • Champion programs in sports and agricultural activities with traditional values such as honesty, good manners, discipline, and focus in order to achieve good grades and success;
  • Improve educational opportunities for youth in athletic, agricultural, wellness, and cultural endeavors;
  • Enhance health and wellness for youth through community-based organizations;
  • Encourage the creation, support, and preservation of agricultural and athletic programs to benefit youth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163793

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations for sports- and agriculture-related enrichment projects for the youth of Rappahannock County.

Generally not funded:
- Organizations not tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Individuals
- Fundraising events (such as tickets, raffles, auctions or tournaments), annual fundraising appeals, or agency celebrations
- Ongoing operating support
- Political, fraternal, or religious activities
- Endowment
- Existing obligations, debts/liabilities or costs that the agency has already incurred
- Scholarly research
- Scholarships, camper fees, fellowships or travel
- National or international organizations, unless the grant benefits Rappahannock County
- Projects normally the responsibility of government
- Private primary or secondary schools or academies
- Capital campaign requests

Pre-Application Information:

The Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation Fund considers grant requests once per year. The deadline is a 4:00 p.m. receipt deadline, not postmark deadline. If this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be 4:00 p.m. on the first working day following the published deadline.

- Proposal Deadline: October 14
- Grant Decision: December 1
- Notification Date: December 31

Please note that this specific grant application may not be submitted online. A paper application is required.

Grant applications will be reviewed and organizations will be contacted if further information is needed.

Contact Information:

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

Proposals should be mailed to:
The Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation
P. O. Box 91, 45 Thornridge Lane
Boston, VA 22713

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Rappahannock County

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