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Bama Works Fund

Grants to Charlottesville Area, Virginia Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Schools for Programs that Benefit Local Communities

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Foundation / Corporation

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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) - Bama Works Fund

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Charlottesville Area, Virginia nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, and government agencies for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents. Eligible locations include the City of Charlottesville, as well as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange Counties.

CACF seeks proposals from organizations working in a range of areas, including health, environment, arts, education and human services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178399

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization, governmental, or religious entity, or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)3 organization. The Foundation will consider applications from organizations working to benefit the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.

If your organization is located outside of the CACF service area but your project will benefit communities within the service area, you may submit your funding request for consideration.

Fiscal Sponsor Policy:

If the applying organization is not currently recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, it must identify a fiscal agent. The fiscal agent must be recognized as a publicly supported, charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. A copy of the fiscal agent’s IRS tax determination letter and a letter of support from the CEO/Executive Director of the organization serving as the fiscal agent should accompany the proposal. The organization may serve as a fiscal agent to only one organization per grant cycle and may submit only one application (either for its own organization or for an organization it sponsors) per twelve month period.

Public School Policy:

Public school districts may submit one application each grant cycle. All proposals must be submitted by the Superintendent’s Office and include a letter of support from the Superintendent.

Private School Policy:

Private and independent schools may submit one application per twelve month cycle. The Fund will consider requests that support scholarships for underrepresented populations or that demonstrate a benefit to the broader community. Private and independent school proposals must include a letter of support from the Principal or Headmaster.

Pre-Application Information:

Charlottesville area nonprofit organizations and activities can apply by February 1st and August 1st annually.

Decisions will be made Mid-June and Mid-December.

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

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Sara Sweeney, Programs Manager:

Brennan Gould

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson and Orange.