Special Funding Opportunities
The Community Foundation supports several grant programs that serve a specific objective that, while complementary, fall outside the priorities or timeline associated with our primary competitive grants program. In some cases, these special funding opportunities reflect the charitable vision of a local donor or community partner, while others were created to inspire new ideas and new audiences to advance community change.
We are pleased to be a partner in offering the following funding opportunities. Please use the links to learn more about eligibility criteria and deadlines.
The Community Foundation is a place where like-minded members of the community can join together to make a bigger difference for their community. We currently partner with the members of Impact 100 Richmond, SisterFund and Ujima Legacy Fund to fulfill their respective missions. Learn more
Richmond Christmas Mother Fund
The Richmond Times-Dispatch partners with the Community Foundation to administer its annual grants program. Through support of nonprofits with holiday assistance programs, the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund helps brighten the holidays for individuals and families who are in need with gifts of toys, clothing, and food. Learn more
Fund for Animal Welfare
The Fund for Animal Welfare supports grants to nonprofit organizations that provide care, shelter, and/or medical services. Learn more
RVA Solar Fund
Developed by donors with a common interest, the RVA Solar Fund was developed to make grant opportunities available to nonprofits, local governments and public schools systems in the Greater Richmond region who wish to transition to solar energy. Learn more