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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Programs to Benefit Local Communities

Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund


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Funding Source
Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region Inc.
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Counties of Caroline, King George, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and the City of Fredericksburg

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/05/23 5:00 PM - Deadline for Large Grant applications only Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit local communities in eligible regions. Focus areas include recreation, historical and cultural preservation, and youth. Funding is intended for organizations serving communities in the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford, and in the City of Fredericksburg.

Proposals should address one or more of the following general focus areas:

Promote recreation opportunities in the community: This includes programs that seek ways to: increase recreation opportunities or access, build or improve recreation facilities, provide training or technical assistance which promotes increased physical activity and meaningful outdoor experiences. Recreation-related research, education, and/or community needs assessment will be considered: for such proposals, a compelling local need must be clearly demonstrated.

Benefit the region’s youth: This includes proposals that aim to improve the quality of life for youth and the community in which they live. Applicants may provide for one or more of the following: educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, and/or community-based initiatives, which involve or support children.

Advance local historic/cultural preservation: Proposals in this category seek to preserve the community’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures. Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on locally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include objects, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, lots, buildings, structures, and objects.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for a grant from the Duff McDuff Green Fund, applicants must be a formally organized tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

In general, the Duff McDuff Green Fund will not make grants for the following purposes:
- Programs outside of Planning District 16
- Capital building expenses
- Fundraising events
- Endowment funds
- Lobbying

Pre-Application Information
Application Timelines

- The deadline to apply for the small grants cycle (requests up to $7,500) is December 19, 2022. The application portal opens November 21, 2022. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of outcomes the week of February 20, 2023.

- The deadline to apply for the large grant cycle (requests over $7,500) is June 5, 2023. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM. Applicants will be notified of outcome of the review the week of August 21, 2023.

All grant applications are due by 5 p.m. on their deadline day.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Small Grants: Requests of $7,500 or less
- Large Grants: Requests of over $7,500

Contact Information
Apply Online:

If you have questions after reviewing the guidelines, or would like assistance with your application, please contact Casey Hu ( or at 540-373-9292.

The Community Foundation
Millrace North Building
725 Jackson Street, Suite 114
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Fax: 540-373-3050

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