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The Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund

In April 2010, the Trust created by Duff McDuff Green Jr. established a fund at the Community Foundation intended to support – in a timeless way – the causes he cared so deeply about. Among Mr. Green's passions were preserving land and providing opportunities for children to have healthy outdoor activities. The tenth annual grant cycle for the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund will begin accepting applications for large grants (requests of over $7,500) July 15, 2019. The deadline is August 12, 2019 with awards announced the week of November 25th.  Small grant (requests of $7,500 or less) applications will open November 18, 2019 and close December 20th.  Awards will be announced the week of February 24, 2020.

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

Funding Restrictions
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

Funding Focus Areas
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 our 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 our 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.

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

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