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Foundation announces beginning of grant cycle

The Suffolk Foundation recently announced the beginning of its competitive grant cycle for 2021.

Organizations that are tax exempt under the 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Code in Suffolk and surrounding communities are eligible to apply for a grant. The proposed project or program must be available or be of benefit to Suffolk and/or Western Tidewater residents. The Foundation is interested in awarding grants to nonprofit agencies enhancing the quality of life for area citizens. The Distribution Committee will be granting funds to charitable organizations that demonstrate projects planned with respect to the community’s overall needs.

Grants may be awarded in a wide range of categories:

  • Human Need
  • Arts, Culture, and Humanities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health

Last year, the Foundation awarded $144,650 in competitive grants to 29 deserving agencies. The Foundation’s total grant value in 2020 was more than $730,125, which included scholarships and donor advised grants. The Foundation has assets of more than $11.6 million and has distributed more than $6.5 million in grants since awarding its first grants to victims of the 2008 tornado. Grant applications are available online now on the Foundation’s website: www.suffolkfoundation.org/grants/#apply or a link to the application may be requested by emailing Win Winslow, executive director, at wwinslow@suffolkfoundation.org.

All applications must be completed following the grant guidelines and submitted online by 3 p.m. Oct. 15. If you have any questions referring to the Grant Application Process, call Winslow at 757-923-9090.