Annual Grant Program

The Grants Program provides funding for diverse nonprofit organizations (with budgets under $500,000), and practicing local artists, for initiatives that benefit the Richmond and Tri-Cities region. Specifically the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, along with the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and Ashland.

The 2018 Grants Cycle is made possible by Altria Group and The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.

 
 
 Grant recipient Richmond Jazz Society presents the Chas Owens Quartet

Grant recipient Richmond Jazz Society presents the Chas Owens Quartet

Grant focus area

Cultural Equity

Cultural Equity funding supports projects or programming that reach underrepresented populations based on race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

Types of activity that may be eligible for this funding include:

  • Innovative ideas that engage underrepresented audiences in arts and culture
  • Events that highlight and promote the art and culture of a particular community underrepresented in the region
  • Arts and culture programming that serves the communities listed above

Cultural Equity grants are limited to a maximum of $10,000 for an organization or $3,000 for an artist.

 Grant recipient Andrea Donnelly's dye lab

Grant recipient Andrea Donnelly's dye lab

Grant focus area

Building Capabilities

Building Capabilities funding supports opportunities, which pertain to the recipient’s effectiveness, overall growth, and longevity as a nonprofit organization or an artist. Requests must be made for a particular initiative, not for general operating support.

Types of initiatives that may be eligible for this grant funding include:

  • Building infrastructure
  • Enhancing relationships
  • Improving technology

Building Capabilities grants are limited to 5% of an organization’s operating budget (determined by the amount of revenue for current fiscal year), with a maximum cap of $15,000, or $3,000 for an artist.

 
 

 
 
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2019 grant application materials will be available Fall 2018

 

A list of the 2017 grants is available here.

 

questions regarding grants?

Please email Caron Sterling or call 804-340-5280, ext. 1.

 

 

In 2017, we awarded 21 grants ranging from $1,300 to $10,000.

 

 

investments in the community since 2010

 Art on Wheels

Art on Wheels

 Emily Herr

Emily Herr

 WRIR Independent Radio

WRIR Independent Radio

$581,431 invested
in organizations 

$67,519 invested
in practicing artists

117 total grants
awarded in 7 years

 

 

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