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Community Grants Program

Community Grants Ceremony, May 2nd

The Community Foundation distributes approximately $200,000 through our Community Grants program.  Individual grants, which we award on a very competitive basis, generally range from $1,000 to $7,500. 

2017 Community Grants Timeline:

  • February 6, 2017 –We received 92 grant applications which collectively exceed $625,000 in requests.
  • April 2017 – Notification sent to grant award recipients
  • May 2, 2017– Community Grant Awards Ceremony
  • July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 – Grant duration
  • December 2017 – Interim reports are due
  • July 1, 2018 – Final reports are due

Eligible grant recipients include tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, including fiscal sponsors of individuals and organizations, engaged in charitable activities that address the needs of the communities we serve. We encourage you to contact us so that we might provide our advice concerning your future grant application and review our Frequently Asked Questions.

We accept applications for support of the following:

  1. General Operating Support
  2. Continuing Programs (programs, including capital projects, that have been in existence for 12 months or more)
  3. New Programs (programs, including capital projects, launched recently or to be launched within the next 12 months)

Sponsorships: If you are seeking support for a short-term event (duration of up to one week), we have created a separate budget for responding to such requests. Do not complete the Community Grant application. Simply submit your request in writing, at any time, to Dan Layman at or P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402.

2016 Community Grant Recipients