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Virginia Program

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies
for Water and Land Conservation Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 176103
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Virginia Environmental Endowment

12/01/16 5:00 PM ET

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Grants to Virginia nonprofits and agencies for specific environmental protection projects that will produce measurable results. Current grant-making priorities include improving water quality and local rivers, restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, innovative land conservation and sustainable land use practices, and environmental literacy.

More details on the focus areas are as follows:

Water Issues: Improve local rivers and protect water quality throughout Virginia with a focus on tangible improvements to water quality, pollution reduction, and pollution prevention.

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay: With a focus on the implementation of Virginia’s Watershed Implementation Plan to meet the Bay’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) interim and final goals by 2017 and 2025, respectively.

Enhance Land Conservation and Sustainable Land Use: Special emphasis is placed on strategies, policies, and projects focused on conserving large landscapes, restoring and protecting riparian buffers and headwater streams.

Environmental Education and Public Awareness: Advance environmental literacy and public awareness: Preference will be given to outcomes-based proposals that incorporate best practices related to student learning and teacher/principal training, including regional standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Emerging Issues: The Virginia Environmental Endowment is interested in using its strategic investments to make a difference on emerging issues, such as climate adaptation for coastal communities and projects that advance water supply planning and implementation, and efforts to mitigate environmental impacts due to hydraulic fracturing.

The Endowment makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organizations and institutions and governmental agencies.

Grant funds are not provided for general support, overhead, indirect costs, capital projects, land purchases, building construction or renovation, endowments, lawsuits, or to individuals.

Projects are required to have matching funds in amounts equal to or in excess of the grant request. Challenge grants may be offered to provide leverage in fundraising.

Approved grants are paid in installments on a reimbursement basis. VEE does not reimburse project costs that are incurred before the authorization date of any grant that might be awarded. Grants are typically awarded in October and April.

Each year the Endowment receives requests far in excess of available funds. In fairness to others, applicants are asked not to apply to the Endowment more than once a year.

Two copies of the complete proposal signed by the organization’s chief executive officer or board chair must be received by the program deadline date. The Endowment does not review or comment on preliminary proposals.

For a full list of what to submit in a proposal, go to

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

Joseph H. Maroon, Executive Director
(804) 644-5000

Virginia Environmental Endowment
P.O. Box 790
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0790

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