Each week, CNE sources three grant opportunities via online research and publishes them to this page. The opportunities published may be local, regional or national. We strive to list a wide range of grants to reflect the diversity of our membership. We list grants here based on dates published to our website.


If you know about a good grant opportunity you’d like to share, please contact Madeline Senior.


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 diversity an already existing grant portfolio, be sure to check-out our philanthropy programs and fundraising resources.


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American Electric Power

Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016

Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP will award grants of up to $500 for projects designed to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy… Read More

Ballyshannon Fund

Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016

Grants to nonprofit organizations that promote citizen understanding of the economic importance of agricultural and forestry enterprises in Central Virginia. Read More

Cadence, Inc. Community Giving Program

Deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Grants will be awarded to Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County to support vocational/technical education, community teams and groups, and local capital campaigns. Read More

Captain Planet Foundation

Deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grants in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or nonprofits organizations for the purpose of engaging children in inquiry-based projects in STEM fields that use innovation, biomimicry / nature-based design, or new uses for technology to… Read More

Clark Memorial Fund

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016

To support programs that defray the cost of hospitalization or provide medical services to needy and indigent persons residing in Halifax County, Virginia. Read More

Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016

Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Eligible grant recipients include organizations engaged in charitable activities that serve the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland. Read More

Dammann Fund

Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to charitable organizations in Charlottesville with a focus on mental illness or teen parenthood. Read More

Ford Foundation: Sustainable Development Grant

Deadline: Open

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

Home Depot Foundation

Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Home Depot Foundation’s (THDF) Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the development and repair of veterans housing. Read More

Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Grants of $20,000 are available to emergency shelters for survivors of domestic violence. Read More

National Endowment for the Arts

Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2016

The National Endowment for the Arts will award grants of $10,000 to professional projects that have a $10,000 match from an outside funder, to support primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts… Read More

Organic Farming Research Foundation

Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2016

Priorities for this year’s research include projects related to soil health, with emphasis on water management (e.g., soil health for drought and flood conditions); creating new organic farmers and ranchers and transition of producers to organic systems including education and… Read More

Presbyterian Mission Agency

Deadline: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mission Program Grants are made available to congregations and presbyteries that are seeking to respond to this commandment by organizing new worshiping communities and supporting presbyteries in their work of continually transforming existing congregations. Read More

U.S. Soccer Foundation

Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2016

Funding to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the game – from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play. Read More

US Conference of Mayors CommunityWINS

Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits collaborating with their mayors in promoting long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for their community. Read More

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