The Community Foundation’s competitive grant process seeks proposals from 501(c)(3)nonprofit organizations based in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties or from any organization with a project that has specific benefit to a majority of residents of those counties. Grant applications vary for each fund.
To apply, click here.
Please note that the Gordon Thornihill Excellence in Youth Foundation Grant does not accept online applications. A paper application is required. Click here for further info about GTEYF.
community assistance grants
Letter of Inquiry Due January 18
Approved Applications Due DATE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 11
The Community Assistance Grant program invites proposals for projects from 501 (c)(3) nonprofits that have been in operation for at least three years, and who deliver services within Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties.
Grants are allocated for program services as well as general operating support. They provide unrestricted funding to help support and maintain an organization. Grants may also fund specific program or project needs that are immediate in nature and address or alleviate hardship. We encourage collaborative proposals that build and develop community resources and partnerships.
Award amounts generally range from $5,000 to $25,000. Download the Eligibility and Funding Principles to learn more.
culpeper foundation fund
applications due FEbruary 22
The Culpeper Foundation Fund welcomes a wide variety of grant requests, which provide vital funding for all aspects of community well-being. Applications should work to preserve and enhance the quality of life to residents of Culpeper County. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $2,500.
meade m. palmer memorial fund
applications due February 22
The Meade M. Palmer Memorial Fund conducts a broad-based grant-making program, which provides vital funding for all aspects of community well-being. Resources are concentrated geographically to preserve and enhance the quality of life to residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $2,500.
Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Memorial Fund
applications due july 31
Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt were community-minded people who lived in Fauquier County for over 50 years and supported Fauquier through their farm and service to civic organizations and schools. Both Patti and Nic were adamant volunteers. The Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt Memorial Fund invites proposals for projects that strengthen the fabric of the counties we serve (priority is given to those charities that Mr. Kortlandt requested that we consider first) and that represent the diverse interests of Patricia and Nicolaas Kortlandt. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $10,000. Find more information here.
Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth Foundation Grant
Applications due October 15
The Gordon Thornhill Excellence in Youth grant supports non-profit organizations for sports and agriculture related enrichment projects for the youth of Rappahannock County. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000. Please note that this specific grant application may not be submitted online. A paper application is required. We ask that you click here for further information about this grant.
Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund
Applications due october 15
A bequest from long-time Rappahannock resident Richard Lykes enabled the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation to create the Richard Lykes Rappahannock Community Fund, which is focused on improving the quality of life in Rappahannock County. Award amounts generally range from $500 to $10,000. Find more information here.