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Grants Available from Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley

1 April 2021


We pre-recorded our conversation today with Larry Weiss, Executive Director for the Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley to learn about two new grant opportunities that are available to local non-profits.

The Community Foundation NSV connects philantrophic individuals and organizations with local nonprofits in city of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick and Warren Counties in Virginia.

Larry explained that the 2021 Cochran Youth Family Fund and Paul & Martha Rees Fund grant applications will be available beginning April 5, 2021. All applications will be due by the May 3, 2021 deadline.

The purpose of the Cochran Youth Family Fund grant is to improve the quality of life for children and the communities in which they live by providing financial assistance for educational, athletic, academic, social, civic and community-based activities that involve or support children. Nonprofit organizations with dedicated programs that benefit citizens in the City of Winchester as well as Frederick, Clarke and Warren Counties are eligible to apply. Grants to individuals are not permitted. Priority is given to well-established nonprofit groups or organizations with a history of success in youth welfare. Funding for specific projects or programs is encouraged.

The Paul & Martha Rees Fund grants are available to nonprofit organizations with dedicated programs that benefit citizens in the City of Winchester as well as Frederick, Clarke and Warren Counties. No grants to individuals will be made. Grants are awarded to charitable organizations providing the following or similar services in the City of Winchester and Frederick, Clarke and Warren Counties: improve the quality of life for the community in which they live; and generally fall within the following categories: education, fine arts, social services, community development, recreation, natural resources, and health and wellness.

Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for grants must do so through the Foundation’s Grant Portal. Registration can be made through the grant portal link on the Foundation’s website, cfnsv.org.

Grants Available from Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley
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