competitive grant opportunities
Each year, The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region (“The Community Foundation”) grants nearly 2.5 million to nonprofits working to better our region. While many grants are made at the recommendations of our fund donors, we also manage multiple competitive grant cycles.
Different funds have different applications, criteria or interest areas, and may serve a particular geographic area. Click the fund name in the chart below to learn more about the fund and access the online application.
Before applying to any of the foundation’s opportunities, please visit our Grant Guidelines page to learn about what The Community Foundation does and does not fund.
The Community Foundation uses an online grants system for ALL grants.
|Funding Opportunity||Focus Area||Applications Open||Application Deadline||Awarded|
|The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund large grants||Grants larger than $7,500 for, youth, preservation or recreation.||May 1, 2023||June 5, 2023||~August 21, 2023|
|Youth in Philanthropy||Grants for youth-led or youth-serving programs and projects||June 12, 2023||July 21, 2023||~October. 2023|
|The Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation Fund||Grants for general operating support||July 17, 2023||August 28, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Governors Row Fund for Teachers & Students - Fredericksburg||Grants to benefit Fredericksburg public school teachers and children||September 18, 2023||October 23, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Haven Make a Difference Fund - Fredericksburg||Grants to benefit Fredericksburg public school teachers and children||September 18, 2023||October 23, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Trust for Public Education IV Fund - Spotsylvania||Grants to benefit Spotsylvania public school teachers and children||September 18, 2023||October 23, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Martha Scott Ross Literacy Fund||Grants to library media specialists in Stafford, Spotsylvania or Fredericksburg for programs that model equitable and inclusive learning opportunities||September 18, 2023||October 23, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Bill Greenup Charitable Fund||Grants to support Fredericksburg City Public School librarians/media specialists||September 18, 2023||October 23, 2023||~November 20, 2023|
|The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund small grants||Grants of $7,500 or less for youth, preservation or recreation||November 20,2023||December 22, 2023||~February 19, 2024|
|The Women and Girls Fund||Grants to address the needs of area women and girls||January, 2024||February, 2024||May, 2024|
|Aune Sturdy Animal Protection Fund||Care, support and protection of animals in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford||January, 2024||February, 2024||April, 2024|
|The Anne Felder Fund||Support the needs and to enrich the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and other disadvantages in our region||January, 2024||February, 2024||April, 2024|
|The Virginia Heritage Fund||Grants to preserve the documentary history of our region||February, 2024||March, 2024||~April, 2024|
|The Community Fund|
If you have questions about our grants, please contact Director of Donor Services, Casey Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-373-9292 x123.