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2018 Bristol Speedway Children's Charities Grant and Jeff Byrd Grant

Grants to Tennessee and Virginia Nonprofits
in Eligible Areas to Address Children's Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) Bristol Chapter

Deadline Date:

08/01/18 Postmarked - for SCC grants only; the Jeff Byrd grant must be postmarked by 09/15/18.


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Grants to Tennessee and Virginia nonprofits for programs that address the medical, educational, and social needs of children in eligible areas. The geographic focus for funding includes the Tennessee counties of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hamblen, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington, and the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wise. Projects for which grant monies are being requested must directly affect the needs of children.

Applicants wishing to apply for capital expenditures and vehicles should complete the Jeff Byrd Grant application, for which these projects or items are eligible. This $50,000 grant will be given to one organization each year.

The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.

SCC National provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Their vision is that every child has the same opportunities, no matter what obstacle they are facing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172400

Number of Grants:

The Jeff Byrd Grant will be given to one organization each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Jeff Byrd Grant award is $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only non-profit children’s charities, which are tax exempt for federal (and state, if applicable) income tax purposes are eligible.

Applicants must serve children in counties of Carter, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington in Tennessee, and Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise in Virginia.

Ineligible categories for funding:
- Organizations that deny service to a potential client or beneficiary on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disability.
- Individuals
- Sponsorship for conferences, events, golf tournament
- Construction for buildings or remolding projects*
- Capital funding campaigns*

*Unlike the regular SCC Grants, the Jeff Byrd Grant allows agencies to apply for funding which will aid with capital expenditures and vehicles if needed.

Pre-Application Information:

The application must be postmarked by the deadline of August 1, 2018. Absolutely no exceptions will be made and applications will not be accepted via fax, or email.

The Jeff Byrd Grant is due to be postmarked by September 15, 2018.

Applicants that wish to apply for the Jeff Byrd grants must apply for the Bristol Speedway Children’s Charities Grant as well as the Jeff Byrd Grant. The Jeff Byrd Grant cannot be applied for solely, and cannot be for the same project being applied for in the SCC Grant application.

Please note, Jeff Byrd grant applicants must have a plan in place to fund the amount if requesting above $50,000.

The Speedway Children’s Charities Board of Trustees will meet in late-October to make final decisions on awarding grants. You will be notified in writing whether or not your charity will receive funding by early November. Grants are distributed at the Night of Smiles November, 2018 prior to the opening of Speedway In Lights.

Contact Information:

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

Submit SCC grant application forms to:

Speedway Children’s Charities
Post Office Box 3966
Bristol, TN 37625
151 Speedway Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620

Submit Jeff Byrd Grant applications to:

Speedway Children’s Charities
Attn: Jeff Byrd Grant
151 Speedway Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620

For questions:
Claudia Byrd

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Tennessee: Counties of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hamblen, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Unicoi, and Washington;   Virginia: Counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, and Wise