Foundation opens grant cycle, seeks proposals

Published 6:42 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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The Suffolk Foundation is preparing to begin its competitive grant cycle for 2022.

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, according to a foundation news release. 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 grant funds to charitable organizations that demonstrate projects planned with respect to the community’s overall needs.

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Grants may be awarded in a wide range of categories:

  • Human need
  • Arts, culture and humanities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health

Last year, the foundation awarded $160,600 in competitive grants to 35 deserving agencies, the release stated. The foundation’s total grant value in 2021 was more than $634,000, which included scholarships and donor advised grants. The foundation has assets of more than $12.6 million and has distributed in excess of $7.1 million in grants since awarding its first grants to victims of the 2008 tornado. Grant applications are available online beginning Sept.1 on the foundation’s website: or a link to the application may be requested by emailing Win Winslow, the foundation’s executive director (

All applications must be completed following the grant guidelines and submitted online by noon, Monday, Oct. 17. Anyone with questions on the grant application process should call Winslow at 757-923-9090.