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Community Grants Program

The Community Foundation proudly supports nonprofit organizations serving the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland. Earlier this year through our Community Grants Program, the Foundation issued over $356,000 in grants supporting a wide range of charitable activities, including the arts, health and human services, education, and much more. 

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 review our Frequently Asked Questions and the Application Questions & Checklist. Please feel free to contact us so that we might provide our advice concerning your future grant application.

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), 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.

2018 Community Grant Recipients