Foundation / Corporation
The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
12/22/17 - Small Grants
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations to benefit communities in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. Program areas include recreation, youth, and historic or cultural preservation.
Funding Focus Areas:
Promote Recreation Opportunities in the Community - This includes programs that seek ways to increase recreation opportunities or access, build or improve recreation facilities, provide training or technical assistance which promotes increased physical activity and meaningful outdoor experiences. Recreation-related research, education and/or community needs assessment will be considered. For such proposals, a compelling local need must be clearly demonstrated.
Benefit the Region’s Youth - This includes proposals that aim to improve the quality of life for youth and the community in which they live. Applicants may provide for one or more of the following: educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, and/or community-based initiatives, which involve or support children.
Advance Local Historic/Cultural Preservation - Proposals in this category seek to preserve the community’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures.
Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on locally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include objects, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, lots, buildings, structures, and objects.
The Community Foundation’s stated organizational values reflect qualities that are found in the most promising grant proposals. These qualities are not used as the sole deciding factors, but proposals that demonstrate these qualities will be considered most competitive. Proposals that uphold the following values are preferred:
Projects that evidence the careful and responsible management of capital and human resources. These projects show sustainability, fiscal prudence, and integrity.
Projects that creatively inspire collective effort and positive action. Such projects might include plans to disseminate information or challenge others to act.
Projects that foster and create productive partnerships and reduce redundancies. Signed letters of commitment among partners are one example of best practice in collaborative work.
Projects that demonstrate visionary leadership. Such projects show commitment to responsibly accomplishing set goals and to achieving remarkable outcomes.
Projects that measure and share with community stakeholders the impact that their efforts create in local communities. These proposals have a clear statement about what will constitute success for the project and how progress toward the stated goals will be measured.
GrantWatch ID#: 174929
-Large Grants: Requests of over $5,000
-Small Grants: Requests of $5,000 or less
To qualify for a grant from the Duff McDuff Green Fund, applicants must be a formally organized tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
In general, the Duff McDuff Green Fund will not make grants for the following purposes:
-Programs outside of Planning District 16
-Capital building expenses
The eight annual grant cycle for the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund will begin accepting applications for large grants (requests of over $5,000) on July 24, 2017. The due date for large grant applications is August 28, 2017. Large grant awards will be announced the week of November 20, 2017.
Small grant (requests of $5,000 or less) applications will open November 20, 2017. The due date for small grant applications is December 22, 2017. Small grant awards will be announced the week of March 19, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions after reviewing the guidelines, or would like assistance with your concept paper or application, please contact:
USA: Virginia: Counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania; and the City of Fredericksburg