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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Enhance the Quality of Life for Local Residents

Culpeper Foundation Fund

GrantWatch ID# 184591
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Culpeper County

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/17/22

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for programs that enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to support community projects in a range of areas such as education, environmental preservation, arts and culture, and basic human needs. Eligible programs must benefit residents of Culpeper County.

The Culpeper Foundation Fund welcomes a wide variety of grant requests, which provide vital funding for all aspects of community well-being. 

Such wide-ranging programs include those that:

  • Improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities, particularly in the areas of basic human needs;
  • Preserve and increase access to our unique community assets;
  • Promote broad-based participation in arts and cultural activities;
  • Improve a student’s readiness to learn, and ability to succeed in school and other educational endeavors;
  • Enhance wellness through community-based organizations;
  • Encourage environmental preservation and support.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and based in Culpeper County.

What the Foundation Generally Doesn’t Fund:

- Organizations not tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Organizations that discriminate with regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, religious affiliation, or presence of a disability
- Individuals (except scholarships)
- Fundraising events (such as tickets, raffles, auctions, or tournaments), annual fundraising appeals, or agency celebrations
- Ongoing operating support
- Political activities
- Religious organizations when funds would be used in whole or in part to further the organizations' religious purposes
- Existing obligations, debts/liabilities, or costs that the agency has already incurred
- Scholarly research
- National or international organizations, that cannot demonstrate an established local presence benefiting Culpeper County
- Projects normally the responsibility of government
- Private primary or secondary schools or academies
- Capital campaigns or other requests in which NPCF’s funds will not be expended within 12 months after award.

Pre-Application Information
Applications Open: September 19, 2022
Applications Close: October 17, 2022

General Grant Guidelines:

Culpeper Foundation Fund Guidelines:

Estimated Size of Grant
Award amounts generally range from $500 to $2,500.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Jane Bowling-Wilson, Executive Director
540-349-0631 Ext. 1

Dede McClure, Program Officer
540-349-0631 Ext. 3

Office Address:
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
321 Walker Drive, Suite 303
P.O. Box 182
Warrenton, VA 20186

Mailing Address:
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
P.O. Box 182
Warrenton, VA 20188

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