Foundation / Corporation
J and E Berkley Foundation
Grants to Central Virginia nonprofit organizations to enhance the quality of life for residents of Charlottesville and neighboring counties. Funding is intended to support programs that strive to eliminate environmental and social problems before they occur, rather than construction or physical plant projects. Preference will be given to high impact ideas with the potential to make a substantial difference in the quality of life for helping people, nature, conservation – animals and the arts.
Eligible counties include Rockingham, Madison, Greene, Augusta, Louisa, Orange, Nelson, Buckingham, Albermarle, and Fluvanna.
The J & E Berkley Foundation seeks to fund programs which better the community through education, conservation and the promotion of a civil society.
Program funding is preferred, but startups, operating expenses for new and existing programs relate to an issue of interest to the foundation may be approved. Innovation is encouraged. Entrepreneurial ideas with the potential for success are encouraged.
GrantWatch ID#: 179876
There is no limit to the dollar amount that an applicant may request. The Board of Directors will determine the size of each grant awarded, based on need and available funds.
Repeat funding is allowed, but applicants must reapply after a 12-month period.
Any individual or organization may submit a grant proposal, provided they possess a non-for-profit tax –exempt status. Proof of 501(c)(3) status is required.
The Foundation serves the Charlottesville and the contiguous counties of Rockingham, Madison, Greene, Augusta, Louisa, Orange, Nelson, Buckingham, Albermarle, and Fluvanna. See the service area map link in Grant Coverage Areas below.
Projects which are designed to promote a specific political or religious agenda will not be considered. The Foundation will not support indirect costs.
Deadlines for the submission of grant proposals are April 1st and August 1st of each year. Any submission received after deadline will immediately be rolled over to the next funding cycle.
About the Foundation:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Or, submit applications via mail:
Chris Pasmore, Executive Director
J & E Berkley Foundation
5281 Sugar Ridge Road
Crozet, VA 22932
P: 434 961 3399
F: 434 971 7760
USA: Virginia: Charlottesville and the contiguous counties of Rockingham, Madison, Greene, Augusta, Louisa, Orange, Nelson, Buckingham, Albermarle, and Fluvanna