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Community Impact Grants

Grants to Central Virginia Nonprofits for
Arts, Education and Organizational Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia

Conf. Date:

01/31/18

Deadline Date:

02/15/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 to Central Virginia nonprofits to improve the quality of life for local residents, with an emphasis on increasing opportunity for low-income populations. New applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with program staff prior to applying. Programs can fall in the areas of economic prosperity, community vibrancy, health and wellness, and educational success.

The Community Foundation's service area includes the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.

Programs addressing the following four areas of community life are most likely to produce positive and lasting change in the Greater Richmond region:

Community Vibrancy: The goal is for community members to access and appreciate arts and cultural opportunities.

Economic Prosperity: The goal is for our region's resources to be sustainable and our residents to be economically stable and secure.

Educational Success: The goal is for young people to achieve in school, engage in their community and be prepared for the workforce.

Health and Wellness: The goal is for community members to be safe and healthy.

Funding is available for both program and operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170061

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from $15,000 to $50,000. Occasionally, a limited number of projects will receive grants in excess of the current guidelines.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are accepted from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations located in The Community Foundation's service area, which includes: the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Two grant workshops will be held.
Grant Workshop #1
January 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST at the Community Foundation offices at 7501 Boulder View Drive.

Grant Workshop #2
January 31, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST at the Community Foundation offices at 7501 Boulder View Drive.

These optional grant application workshops are designed to help prospective grant applicants learn more about grant priorities and process. The session will include two hours of content - an overview of the application process, instructions for using the online application platform and how to complete your Give Richmond portrait. You are welcome to stay for a third hour of unstructured time to speak directly with a member of the Community Engagement

Due to space limitations, you may register only one representative from your organization. Register using the link in Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

All prospective applicants new to a funding relationship with The Community Foundation are strongly encouraged to request a meeting with a staff member before starting an application. Register using the link in Contact Information below.

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2018, by 5pm. Final grant decisions are made and communicated in June.

Contact Information:

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

Register for the January 24 grant workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-application-workshop-jan-24-tickets-41307297238

Register for the January 31 grant workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grant-application-workshop-jan-31-tickets-41307316295

Schedule a meeting with program staff: http://www.tcfrichmond.org/Grantseekers/Meeting-Form

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=tcfrichmond

Rochelle Jones, Administrative Assistant, Community Engagement
rjones@tcfrichmond.org
(804) 330-7400

Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 110
Richmond, VA 23225

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.