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Call for Proposals W&L’s Community Grants Committee will evaluate proposals in early November

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2018 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2018 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Established in the spring of 2008, the purpose of the program is to support non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community. The program began its first full year on July 1, 2008, coinciding with the start of the University’s fiscal year. The University will award a total of $60,000 during the program’s 2018-19 cycle.

During the second round of the 2017-18 evaluations held in March 2018, 16 organizations submitted proposals for a total of almost $97,000 in requests. The University made $19,093 grants to 9 of those organizations. Those organizations were:

  • City of Buena Vista Parks and Recreation Department
  • Gospel Way Church of God in Christ
  • Rockbridge Area Hospice
  • Lime Kiln Arts, Inc.
  • NDPonics
  • Rockbridge Area Transportation System, Inc.
  • Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force
  • Samuel’s Supper
  • Shenandoah Preschool

Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee website and download a copy of the proposal guidelines at the following address:


The second round of proposals for 2018-19 will be due on Friday, March 1, 2019.

Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email to kbrinkley@wlu.edu. If an electronic submission is not possible, materials may be faxed to 540-458-8745 or mailed to:

Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee
Attn: James D. Farrar Jr.
Office of the Secretary
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450