Each week, CNE sources three grant opportunities via online research and publishes them to this page. We strive to list a wide range of grants to reflect the diversity of our membership.


For additional information on any grant located here, please contact the grant maker directly.


If your organization is new to foundation grants, or looking to strengthen and diversify an already existing grant portfolio, be sure to check-out our philanthropy programs and fundraising resources.


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Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

Deadline: Rolling

Funding to support the development of natural resource policies and programs that give poor communities more control over these resources and a stronger voice in decision making on land use and development. It focuses its efforts on poor rural… Read More

Leona Gruber Trust Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Leona Gruber Trust distributes 15 grants per year with an average size of $2,000. Preference is given to organizations with a focus on youth, health care, community, and education.

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Mathers Construction Community Giving Program

Deadline: Rolling

Mathers Construction, a Waynesboro-based industrial construction and development firm, engages in corporate philanthropy addressing a wide range of community needs and initiatives. Nonprofit organizations and fiscal sponsors of individuals and organizations serving the needs of children in the Waynesboro… Read More

Singing for Change Social and Environmental Problem Solving Grants

Deadline: Rolling

SFC offers competitive grants to progressive nonprofit organizations working to address the root causes of a social or environmental problem. Grants will be awarded to projects in one or more of the following areas: Children and Families, Environment, and… Read More

Prana Fund Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Prana Fund will award grants to support projects that integrate environmental education and the visual arts through hands-on educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people living in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Read More

Luce Foundation Theology Program Responsive Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Henry Luce Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for work that advances understanding of religion and theology. The foundation’s Theology program supports projects whose engagements extend into a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on projects that cross… Read More

Gene Conley Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Gene Conley Foundation awards grants exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. The Foundation distributed 28 grants per year with an average size of $2,000 to… Read More

Gannett Foundation Community Action Grants

Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations. The Gannett Foundation’s Community Action grants support local organizations with funding priority given to focuses on: education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance to… Read More

Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Program

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wells Fargo supports nonprofit organizations that work on a community level in the areas of human services, arts and culture, community development, civic responsibility, education, environmental consciousness, and volunteerism. Grant applications for Western Virginia localities are accepted on a… Read More

Patagonia Grassroots Environmental Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Patagonia supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. They help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand… Read More

Greg Biffle Foundation Grants for Animal Welfare Programs

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Greg Biffle Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit animal welfare groups, including humane societies, spay/neuter clinics, and no-kill animal shelters for spay/neuter initiatives, vet care/medical supplies, pet supplies, and operating expenses to create awareness and improve the… Read More

JRM Construction Management Community Impact Grants

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

JRM Construction Management has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2017 Community Impact Grants program. Through the program, JRM will award grants of up to $25,000 each to three nonprofit organizations working in any one of three focus… Read More

Inez Duff Bishop Charitable Trust

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Grants are awarded to charitable organizations for a broad range of activities. Preference will be given to organizations providing services to the visually impaired and to underprivileged individuals in need of hospital and medical care. The trust has a… Read More

InterConnection Computer Grants

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

InterConnection is seeking applications for its Computer Grants Initiative. This program is a way for nonprofits that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities such as technology training, health care and job training, to get access to upgraded… Read More

TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Grants

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., is accepting applications to its eleventh annual Housing for Everyone grant competition. Applications must highlight the ways in which funding will create new or preserve existing units… Read More

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Grant

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016

Families of SMA has issued a Request for Proposals for research projects that advance current understanding of Spinal Muscular Atrophy disease. Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded for novel research related to SMA disease pathology at the… Read More

Contemporary Concert Music Project & Operations Grant

Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence, the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers. The foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit… Read More

Conquer Cancer Foundation Annual Career Development Award

Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Conquer Cancer Foundation seeks dramatic advances in the prevention of, treatment, and cure for all types of cancer. A single grant of $200,000 over three years will be awarded in support of a patient-oriented project such as a… Read More

P. Buckley Moss Arts Integrated Education Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation is accepting grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that… Read More

Cadence, Inc. Community Giving Program

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

Based in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence, Inc. maintains a strong commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. They devote the majority of their corporate philanthropy to addressing the quality and accessibility of vocational and technical education. They do,… Read More

Finish Line Youth Foundation Grants for Athletic Programs and Camps

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

The Finish Line Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of athletic products retailer Finish Line, provides funding to support youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged children and those with special needs. Grants of up to $5,000… Read More

Markets for Good: Good Data Grants for a Higher Impact Social Sector

Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

Good Data Grants are intended to support researchers and innovators in developing new learning and tools that the entire social sector can use to improve the safe, ethical, and effective use of data in the digital age. All work supported… Read More

Best Buy Teen Potential through Technology Grant

Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Best Buy Foundation seeks nonprofit partners that create hands-on learning opportunities for underserved teens to engage in learning, experimenting, and interacting with the latest technologies to build 21st century skills. The Foundation’s goal is to provide youth with access… Read More

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Enriching Communities Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

Enriching Communities grants support a wide range of activities that keep our community vibrant and strong. Nonprofit organizations and agencies working in Charlottesville and surrounding areas are welcome to apply. Read More

Autism Science Foundation Accelerator Grants

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016

The Autism Science Foundation aims to support autism research through funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing, and disseminating that research. Grants awarded through the program are designed to expand the scope, speed the progress… Read More

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