Together with our private and public sector partners, we are invested in building a strong and sustainable community of nonprofit organizations through which we address community needs.
When investigating any of our grant opportunities, we ask that you pay close attention to application deadlines, which can vary by grant type.
Community Impact Investments
Our program officers work throughout the year to identify opportunities that further our community's ability to meet the needs of our region. This support can include funding for general operations, programmatic funds, leadership development and planning initiatives. In addition, we will consider funding for innovative and emerging work across the community, such as resident-led initiatives in targeted neighborhoods.
Our Community Impact Investments are open to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations serving the Richmond and Central Virginia region that are seeking program or operating support. This is the primary way the Community Foundation will share information with its grantmaking partners throughout the year.
The Letter of Introduction (LOI) process opens December 1, 2021 and the deadline is January 31, 2022 at 5pm.
Please complete ALL of the following steps prior to submitting an LOI:
- Watch the video below, which is a recording of the 2022 Information Session for Nonprofits and provides detailed instructions for each phase of the process. You may also download the attached slide deck covered during the session.
- Request a meeting with a Program Officer
This is an opportunity to establish a relationship with the Community Foundation, share details of your work, and brainstorm ideas for a potential grant request. This conversation will be considered along with your Letter of Introduction.
- Review the Letter of Introduction application
This document will give you a preview of the fields you will need to complete through our online grants portal. Refer to aforementioned video and slide deck for detailed instructions.
- Review the full Community Impact Application
This document will give you a preview of the fields you will need to complete if invited to submit a full proposal. Please note that it contains all three versions of the application – Operating, Program, and Policy/Advocacy - for reference purposes only. If you’re invited into the Community Impact process, our team will tell you which version of the application to complete.