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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Programs that Benefit Underserved Youth and Adults

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CarMax Foundation

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs and projects that enhance the quality of life for underserved youth and adults. Funding is intended for activities within the focus areas of educational and workforce success, health and wellness, and resilient communities. Eligible applicants serve the residents of the Greater Richmond area, which includes the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, and Henrico, and the City of Richmond.

Focus Areas:

Educational and Workforce Success:

  • Anti-bullying/character development
  • Career & workforce readiness
  • College preparation
  • Cultural arts programs
  • Dropout prevention
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial literacy
  • Leadership development
  • Literacy, language arts & ESL
  • Mentoring & tutoring
  • Out-of-school time programs
  • Quality preschool and childcare
  • Special needs education
  • STEM
  • Tools & resources to support learning

Health and Wellness:

  • Access to food & nutrition
  • Connected & healthy older adults
  • Disease research & support
  • Domestic violence assistance
  • Emotional health
  • Health education & prevention
  • Physical activity
  • Prenatal care
  • Trauma-informed care

Resilient Communities:

  • Building household income & financial stability
  • Civic engagement & volunteerism
  • Disaster relief & recovery
  • Housing, shelter & homelessness
  • Revitalizing neighborhoods
  • Wraparound services to maintain housing & employment

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171746

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Support Richmond nonprofits should:
- Serve youth in the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, or the city of Richmond
- Promote educational opportunities for children, youth leadership or children's healthy living; and
- Show a demonstrable need based upon the (a) demand for the program or (b) population served by the program.

The Carmax Foundation is Unable to Support:
- Requests for the donation of vehicles
- Business ventures or requests for loan or debt retirements
- Organizations that limit membership and services based on race, religion, color, creed, gender, age, or national origin
- Organizations that conflict with the CarMax Auto Superstores' mission, goals, programs, or products
- Fraternal, athletic, or social clubs
- Labor and political organizations or campaigns
- Requests for general operating support, capital campaigns, endowments, event sponsorships, or scholarships
- Organizations categorized by the IRS as a church, convention, or association of churches

Pre-Application Information:

Submit an online proposal between September 1 and October 15.

Nonprofits will be notified in January if they will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Greater Richmond Area: Chesterfield, Goochland, and Henrico Counties, and the City of Richmond

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