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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Locations
to Address Community Health Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Centra Health

Deadline Date:

09/15/21 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations to address health-related issues in eligible regions. The purpose of funding is to provide support for projects and programs that meet the health needs of local communities outside of the healthcare system. Applicants must be located in or serve residents of the cities/towns of Bedford, Danville, Farmville, and Lynchburg; and the counties of Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, or Prince Edward.

Centra Board policy gives priority to funding sponsorships and grants that address the needs identified in the most recent Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) for each of Centra’s service areas. Centra also supports projects of regional importance which address our communities’ economic, social and community development needs.  

Prioritized needs from the 2018 CHNA include:

  • Access to affordable healthcare
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Access to healthy foods
  • Access to mental health services/mental health problems
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Poor eating habits
  • Poverty
  • Substance use and alcohol/illegal drug use
  • Transportation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166052

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations requesting funding must be a legal entity that is tax-exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3) or another non-profit as relevant to Centra’s funding priorities, and not a private foundation as described under Section 509(a).

Projects that take place outside of Centra’s service areas will not be considered.

The following requests are among those that will not be considered for support:
- Biomedical or clinical research
- Conference or symposium fees
- Debt reduction
- Endowments
- Individuals
- League sports
- Organizations that discriminate based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
- Political campaigns, candidates or partisan activities
- Projects with a religious purpose
- Scholarships
- School-based programs such as athletics, band, chorus, theater

Pre-Application Information:

Round 2 Grant Timeline:
9/15/2021 - Submission Deadline
7/30/2021 – 9/15/2021 - Application Open
12/15/2021 - Notified By

Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan:

Contact Information:

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

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For more information please contact:
Jenny Jones
Community Health Coordinator

Centra Health
1920 Atherholt Road
Lynchburg, VA 24501
434.200.3000 (Switchboard)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Cities/towns of Bedford, Danville, Farmville, and Lynchburg; and the counties of Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

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