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Call for Proposals: W&L's Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in May

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Spring 2015 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 Spring 2015 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015.

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 2014-15 cycle.

During the first round of the 2014-15 evaluations held in November, 2014, 25 organizations submitted proposals for a total of more than $100,000 in requests. The University made $28,160 in grants to 16 of those organizations. Those organizations were:

  • American Red Cross, Central Virginia Chapter
  • Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center
  • Boxerwood Education Association
  • City of Lexington
  • The Community Table of Rockbridge
  • Enderly Heights Elementary School
  • Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Lexington Lacrosse
  • Natural Bridge/Glasgow Food Pantry
  • Rockbridge Area Occupational Center
  • Rockbridge Area Relief Association
  • RCHS Parent, Teacher, Student Association
  • The Rockbridge Ballet
  • Rockbridge Regional Library, Youth Literacy
  • Rockbridge Strings with FAIR
  • Valley Program for Aging Services

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

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