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McLean Community Foundation (MCF) Grant

Grants to McLean, Virginia Nonprofits for
Charitable and Educational Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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McLean Community Foundation (MCF)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants to Virginia nonprofits for educational and charitable programs that benefit McLean residents. Preference is given to cooperative efforts between organizations, or to projects that complement the work of other organizations. Applicants for any Foundation grant shall furnish evidence of community need and substantial support for any proposed project.

Projects funded by the Foundation provide a lasting benefit to the McLean community at large. Grants should, therefore, fund the acquisition of tangible assets or the initiation or expansion of activities for which continued funding in future years (from funding sources other than McLean Community Foundation) is reasonably assured.

Although the Foundation prefers that grants encourage the generation of funds from other sources or be designated as “seed money” to initiate new programs or “challenge grants,” it will consider projects that are not likely to be funded in sufficient amounts by other organizations or individuals.

Although preference is given to grant applications from organizations maintaining a physical presence within the McLean Planning District, other Northern Virginia organizations shall be eligible for grants if: (1) they have a history of providing significant benefits to residents of McLean, and (2) the Foundation funds requested will provide benefits to residents of McLean.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177445

Term of Contract:

Six months (or another date, depending on circumstances specified in the grant agreement) after the date of an executed, signed grant agreement, the grantee shall furnish to the Foundation satisfactory evidence that the grantee has acquired and paid for the items funded by the grant. The Foundation may require that funds not spent in a timely manner or as intended be returned.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants shall be limited to those that are in conformance with the Foundation's status under the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation. As specified in the IRS regulations, no grants may inure to the benefit of any individual, except as payment for services performed by a party independent of the grantee, as specified in the grant agreement.

Grant funds cannot normally be used for operating expenses.

Except for the requirement that projects benefit the residents of the McLean Planning District, the Foundation shall administer funds available to it on a non-discriminatory basis and in full compliance with applicable Commonwealth of Virginia and federal regulations.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply, download the attached application form.

MCF reviews grants 3 times a year. Submissions are due February 1, June 1, and October 1, 2017. Applications will be reviewed at the next regular meeting of the Trustees following the deadline.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit the application as a PDF via email:

Any supporting materials such as brochures or annual reports may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 75
McLean, VA 22101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: McLean Planning District of Fairfax County