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

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

The Kresge Foundation Human Services Grant

Deadline: Rolling

The Kresge Foundation is seeking to fund organizations that make it a priority to improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals and communities. The Foundation is concentrating its focus in the following areas: (1) Advancing the effectiveness and resilience of… Read More

The Surdna Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling

The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster sustainable communities in the United States – communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies and thriving cultures. They seek projects that focus on collaboration, long-term… Read More

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Deadline: Rolling

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing the most talented teen artists and writers in the United States and Canada, has issued a call for entries for the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing… Read More

Carnegie Corporation: Ideas to Reduce Nuclear Risks

Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2016

The Carnegie Corporation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation invites proposals for analytical work on reducing the risks posed by nuclear materials. Through the program, Carnegie will support projects aimed at generating innovative, solutions-oriented approaches that… Read More

Dining for Women Giving Circle Grant

Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2016

Dining for Women is an educational giving circle whose members collectively support grassroots programs that empower women and girls living in extreme poverty. Projects funded must address one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; create lasting change… Read More

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant

Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2016

The Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with FoodCorps, is accepting applications for its School Garden Grant Program, an annual grantmaking program that supports school garden projects designed to help students learn about topics such as nutrition and health, sustainability… Read More

Council on Foundations Leadership Development Program

Deadline: Monday, October 31, 2016

The council seeks to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the philanthropic leadership pipeline and develop a cohort of leaders who are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within their own organizations and… Read More

ASPCA Equine Fund

Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit equine welfare organizations and other animal welfare organizations. The fund awards grants to equine organizations that strive to achieve best practices both in nonprofit management and equine care. Read More

Cameron Charitable Trust Grants

Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Cameron Charitable Trust seeks to fund organizations that provide services to the poor or the ill. The Trust distributes six grants per year with an average size ranging from $5,000 to $17,000. In total, $62,000 in grants are… Read More

Youth Service Award Committee Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Each year, the Youth Service Award Committee, comprised of seniors from area high schools, provides a $10,000 grant to a nonprofit organization serving children or youth in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Participating seniors select a theme, which this year is… Read More

Prana Fund Grant

Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016

The Prana Fund is seeking innovative proposals from Charlottesville and Albemarle nonprofit agencies or schools that serve middle and lower-income children and whose work with children focuses on programs that integrate the visual arts with nature, environment, animals or… Read More

2016 Johnson Prize for African-American Artists

Deadline: Thursday, November 10, 2016

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking,… Read More

Applied Leadership in Philanthropy Network Grant

Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016

The ALEPH Network is a cohort of twelve UVa students ranging from first to fourth years who are interested in exploring the foundations of philanthropy and becoming active philanthropists. ALEPH Network seeks to award $6,000 to an organization that… Read More

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 2017 Grant Program

Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The annual program is designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others. Grants of up to $300,000 over two… Read More

AFCEA Foundation: Veteran Scholarship

Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its War Veterans Scholarship program. Through the program, merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be… Read More

nTelos Wireless Foundation Grant

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Through a donor-advised fund with the Central Blue Ridge Community Foundation, nTelos Wireless supports a wide variety of charitable work. Nonprofit organizations may request consideration of their request for support by completing an online application. Read More

Family Respite Care Grant

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, as well as their caregivers and families, with the goal of improving quality of life. As part of this mission, AFA… Read More

AFA Respite Care Grants

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

As part of this mission, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is accepting applications for its Family Respite Care Grant program, which is designed to help alleviate the cost of respite care for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s… Read More

American Physical Therapy Association Minority Initiatives Awards

Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016

The American Physical Therapy Association’s Minority Initiatives Awards recognize planned, comprehensive initiatives that assist in the recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of minority students and/or programs designed to sustain or increase the number of minority faculty recruited, employed, and… Read More

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