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Nonprofit Sustainability Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Nonprofit Sustainability Grants program that we are administering on behalf of the City of Staunton and Augusta County.  Through this program we will be distributing CARES Act funding for which all related Federal guidelines and restrictions apply. The deadline for submitting your grant application is Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The City of Staunton and Augusta County recognize the impact the pandemic has had on nonprofit organizations that serve the members of our communities.  Together they are allocating a total of $400,000 to eligible nonprofit organizations whose services to the community have been impacted by COVID-19. 

Who is eligible to receive a grant?

Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization, including those under fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)(3) organization, that meet each of the following conditions:

  • Nonprofit organizations located in the City of Staunton or Augusta County, as well as nonprofit organizations located elsewhere but serving the residents of the City and/or the County. Priority will be given to nonprofit organizations physically located within the County or City limits. Organizations located elsewhere will be considered to the extent that funds are available.
  • Nonprofit organizations that have suffered a service interruption due to COVID-19 (please see our FAQ for more information regarding service interruptions)

We invite you to review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and please contact Cristina Casado ( or 540-213-2150) with any questions. Please note that Cristina Casado will be available via Zoom on Fridays, November 6 and 13 anytime between 9 AM and 12 PM to discuss any aspect of these grant programs and your application.  Here is the Zoom link: NSF FAQ Session. We are here to help you!

The actual application is available in a Word format for your convenience: NSF Grant Application.Ā  Please note that once you complete the application in Word, you need to copy and paste it into SmarterSelect.Ā The application has to be entered through SmarterSelect in order to be considered submitted.