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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Regions to Improve the Lives of African American Women and Girls

SisterFund Grant


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Funding Source
Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Cities of Richmond and Petersburg and/or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and/or Powhatan.

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/12/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs to benefit African American girls and women. Funding is intended to support organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls through education, health, leadership development, and workforce development. Eligible applicants serve the residents of Richmond and Petersburg, and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and Powhatan.

Grant Priorities: 

  • Education:
    • Advocacy and promotion of systemic reform and improvement in the quality of educational opportunities for African American women and girls
    • Teacher/educator training
    • Tutoring, life coaching, and/or mentoring
    • Enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom that expose students to potential educational or career paths
  • Leadership Development and Support:
    • Coaching, mentoring, and/or training for African-American Female Executive Directors & CEOs of nonprofit organizations
  • Workforce Development & Support:
    • Programs to support Entrepreneurs
    • Apprenticeship or job skills training programs
  • Empowerment:
    • Programs that focus on the social-emotional development of adolescent girls, including those that focus on building self-confidence
    • Programs that promote a positive self-image/self-concept for women and girls
  • Health:
    • Promotion of healthy lifestyles
    • Promotion of equity in health care access and delivery of services

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 African American women and girls.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply for a SisterFund grant, your organization must be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the Cities of Richmond and Petersburg and/or the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and/or Powhatan.

SisterFund seeks to support nonprofits that impact African American women and girls.

Not Funded:
- Individual religious institutions
- Private foundations
- Colleges and universities
- Individuals or scholarship applicants
- Debt reduction or operational deficits
- Endowments or memorials
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Legal expenses

Pre-Application Information
SisterFund application will open on August 15, 2023.

Deadline: To be considered, SisterFund proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2023.

A volunteer committee of SisterFund will review requests, conduct site visits with selected organizations in October, and invite finalists to present at a meeting of full membership, where the membership will vote on its funding decision. The grant awards will be announced and celebrated at an event on December 7, 2023.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Contact Information
Apply online:

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
3409 Moore Street
Richmond, VA 23230
P: (804) 330-7400
F: (804) 330-5992

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