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Prana Fund

Grants to Charlottesville Area, Virginia Nonprofits, Schools,
and Agencies for Environmental and Arts Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF)

Deadline Date:

11/05/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Virginia nonprofits, schools, and government agencies in Albermarle and Charlottesville County for environmental education activities with a focus on visual arts. Priority will be given to partnerships between applicants that serve low-income children and youth, as well as organizations that promote the visual arts.

Nonprofit organizations eligible for this award will be those working in the Charlottesville /Albemarle area who serve middle and lower-income children and whose work with children focuses on programs that integrate the visual arts with nature, environment, animals or wildlife (while the focus is on visual arts, programs focusing on the performing arts will not be excluded).

Many children have not had the opportunity to be outside in the natural environment and experience its beauty and peacefulness. Through this exposure, children can learn to value the environment and be good stewards. The visual arts provide an outlet for expression and learning. The combination of both can promote an important sense of self-worth and connection to the world. For these reasons, the Prana Fund seeks to provide this type of opportunity for children in the area.

Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate hands-on learning and a multi-disciplinary approach in a way that builds memory through alternative learning methods. Established programs or new programs that have completed the pilot phase will be given priority over new program ideas.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176616

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding requests up to $15,000 will be considered, though smaller proposals are welcome.

Term of Contract:

Proposals for up to three years may be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The agency must be a 501(c) (3) public charity or government agency (such as a school) working in Charlottesville and/or Albemarle County. A majority of the children served by the proposed program must be lower-income. The Prana Fund will not support endowment campaigns, annual appeals, or awards to individuals.

Nonprofit organizations eligible for this award will be those working in Charlottesville and Albemarle who serve middle and lower-income children and whose work with children focuses on programs that integrate the visual arts with nature, environment, animals or wildlife (while the focus is on visual arts, programs focusing on the performing arts will not be excluded).

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations that wish to request more than one year of funding should confer with CACF staff prior to applying.

Submit proposals via email in PDF form by Monday, November 5, 2018.

The recipient will be announced by December 17, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Your proposal should be submitted as one PDF and emailed to kkling@cacfonline.org.

Please call Katie Kling, Donor Relations Manager, at (434) 296-1024 or email kkling@cacfonline.org for more information or with questions regarding your proposal idea.

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
PO Box 1767
114 4th Street SE
Charlottesville, VA | 22902

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Charlottesville/Albemarle area