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Responsive Grant Program

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits and Agencies to Address
Continuing and Developing Community Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)

Deadline Date:

07/23/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $4,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries in eligible regions for general operating support. Funding is intended to support local organizations addressing continuing and developing community needs. Programs must benefit residents of the New River Valley (defined as the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe, and the City of Radford).

The Responsive Grant Program at the CFNRV is an annual grant program intended to respond to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area non-profits serving those needs directly. Last year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFNRV awarded operating support only rather than programmatic support. The CFNRV is doing that again in 2021 as communities recover from the pandemic.

General operating support is defined as a grant made to further the general mission and work of an organization, rather than for a specific program, project, or purpose. It gives nonprofits flexibility to direct their spending where it is needed most and allows greater focus on achieving an organization’s mission. Nonprofits demonstrating strong management with a clear track record of accomplishments and process for measuring effectiveness will be given priority.

As a way of classifying and organizing grant applications, the CFNRV asks applicants to select a primary area of interest. Program areas include animals, arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, poverty, and support, parenting, and care. For more details, see the Responsive Grant Program Areas of Interest pdf in  Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164954

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 2021 Responsive Grant Program will only offer general operating support grants of up to $4,000 to be used at the grantee’s discretion.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Registered 501c3 organizations serving the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe, and the City of Radford are eligible for CFNRV grants, along with units of local government such as a library or school. Please note that organizations physically located outside these areas may apply provided they can clearly articulate how their programs serve residents of these communities.

The Foundation is only able to fund 501c3 organizations or units of local government. If the applicant organization does not fall into one of these categories, they are still eligible to apply provided they do so using a fiscal agent.

Religious institutions may apply for support for community outreach efforts only. The Foundation does not support programs that proselytize or that require clients to engage in religious instruction or activities.

The Foundation does not support civic or membership organizations that redistribute money to nonprofit organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates for 2021:
- Monday, May 31, 2021 – Online Grant Application Opens.
- Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM – Application Deadline
- November – Grantees will receive a check in mid-November. Details for a Grantee Luncheon are TBD.

Applicants must read the Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions, in Supporting Documents, below, before beginning the application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact CFNRV with questions well before the application deadline so there is time to answer their questions and check their application in the system.

Recording of May 20, 2021 Nonprofit Listening Session on Grantwriting and the Responsive Grant Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji7L2Lla7tY

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfnrv&;

For questions about the Responsive Grant Program, call 540.381.8999, or email cfnrv@cfnrv.org to get more help.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley
Post Office Box 6009
Christiansburg, VA 24068

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USA: Virginia: The New River Valley (defined as the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Wythe, and the City of Radford).

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