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Suffolk Foundation Grants

Grants to Suffolk Area, Virginia Nonprofits for Health,
Arts, Education, Environment, and Human Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Suffolk Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/13/17 3:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Suffolk Area, Virginia nonprofit organizations for a broad range of charitable activities benefitting local communities. The Foundation seeks to enhance education, public and societal benefits, health, arts, culture, humanities, animal and environmental welfare, human needs and services, and youth and elderly programs.

The proposed project or program must be available to Suffolk residents. The Foundation is interested in awarding grants to nonprofit agencies enhancing the quality of life for area citizens. The Distribution Committee will be granting funds to charitable organizations that demonstrate projects planned with respect to the community’s overall needs.

Grant applicants should keep in mind that priority is given to projects and programs which:
1. Reach a broad section of the community, particularly those not being currently served by other resources
2. Improve the quality of life for families and neighborhoods
3. Provide practical approaches for dealing with current pressing community problems
4. Promote collaboration and resource sharing among organizations
5. Yield substantial benefits for the costs involved
6. Meet demonstrable local capital needs
7. Encourage matching gifts or added funding from other sources

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171152

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations that are tax-exempt under the 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code in Suffolk, Virginia, and surrounding communities are eligible to apply for a grant.

Foundation grants and funds are not generally available for:
1. Non tax-exempt organizations
2. Individuals
3. Deficit financing
4. Debt reduction
5. Research
6. Event-underwriting
7. Religious purposes
8. Seminar/conference registration or travel
9. Annual fund drives
10. Hospitals and similar health-care facilities
11. National or international organizations or purposes
12. Ongoing operating support
13. Projects normally the responsibility of the government
14. Foundation grants and funds are generally not available for ongoing operational support, in particular administrative personnel costs

Grants are to be used by grantees exclusively in furtherance of charitable purposes and cannot be used for the private benefit of donors. The Foundation will investigate allegations of improper use of grant funds for the private benefit of donor-advised funds.

Pre-Application Information:

Any proposal addressing education of public school students or private school students must be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from the school superintendent or headmaster.

Grant applications will be available September 1st and must be submitted by 3:00 PM, October 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend, the grant application is due by 3:00 PM on the last workday prior to the 15th deadline.

Proposals must be received, not postmarked, by the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Suffolk Foundation
106 W. Finney Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434

P: (757) 923-9090
F: (757) 539-8887

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: City of Suffolk and the surrounding area