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

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

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

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society society

Deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function in and… Read More

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Social and Environmental Justice Project Grant

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation will award one-year grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems. The foundation will only… Read More

YoungArts Foundation Young Artist Grants

Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation will provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with grants up to $10,000 and opportunities to work with renowned mentors. Applicants may submit to one of ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz,… Read More

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Grants of up to $500 are available to enhance and develop student appreciation for nature using native plants to develop an outdoor learning center. Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning that focus on educating K-12 students,… Read More

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grant Program

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Through its Learning & Leadership program, the NEA foundation makes awards of up to $2,000 to support the participation of public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff at public institutions of higher education in high-quality… 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

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