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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.

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

Conserve the Future Fund

Developed by donors with a common interest, the Conserve the Future Fund, formerly known as ConseRVAtion Fund, was developed to improve our environment, conserve resources and enhance regional sustainability. The fund will support projects and organizations in the Greater Richmond region who seek to make an impact in these areas. Learn more