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The Virginia Community Foundation

The Virginia Community Foundation is responsible for over 8.1 million dollars in endowed funds and leveraged funds for special projects. Contributions to the Foundation are held permanently to generate investment returns to fund community projects.

Each year since 1991, contributions have increased the Foundation’s giving capacity. Over 1 million dollars has been awarded to schools, the city, and civic organizations. In addition, more than 3 million dollars has been raised to fund special projects.


Accepting Grant Applications

The first grant cycle is open March 1st through March 31st.

The second grant cycle will open September 1st and close September 30th.

Eligible organizations must be a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, government entity or an organization with a fiscal agent agreement with a 501c3 organization. The VCF seeks to fund projects that address a current community need and/or opportunity; maximize the strengths, talents, and resources of the greater Virginia area and that can make a clear difference in the quality of life for a substantial number of people over a significant period of time.