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Call for Proposals: W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in November

— by on November 2nd, 2009

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its 2009-10 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 end of the 2009 calendar year is Monday, November 16, 2009.

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 $50,000 during the program’s 2009-10 cycle.

During the 2008-09 year a total of 41 separate proposals were submitted to the Community Grants Committee for a combined $338,780 in requests. The committee made $50,000 worth of grants to 22 different organizations.

Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee Web site and download a copy of the proposal guidelines at the following address: http://www.wlu.edu/x19121.xml

Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email at 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