Washington and Lee Announces March Community Grants The university's Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling more than $36,000 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling more than $36,000 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the second part of its two rounds of grants for 2022-23. During its 2022-23 cycle, the committee has awarded over $60,000.
The committee chose the grants from 23 proposals requesting more than $108,000. W&L awarded funds to the following organizations:
- Blue Ridge CASA for Children
- Boxerwood Education Association
- Bridge to Hope Food Pantry
- The Brownsburg Museum
- Cats Unlimited
- The Community Table of Buena Vista, Inc.
- Food for Thought Food Pantry
- PMHS Girls Basketball Program
- Rockbridge Area Relief Association
- Rockbridge Area Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
- Rockbridge Christmas Baskets
- Rockbridge Recovery
- John’s United Methodist Church Blanket Giveaway Mission
- Valley Associates for Independent Living
- Virginia Institute of Autism
Established in 2008, W&L’s Community Grants Committee evaluates requests for financial donations and support from Lexington and Rockbridge County. While the university has long provided financial and other assistance to worthwhile projects and organizations in the community on a case-by-case basis, the Community Grants Program formalizes W&L’s role in supporting regional organizations and activities through accessible grant-making.
Proposals may be submitted at any time, but they are reviewed semiannually, in October and March. The submission deadline for the two rounds of evaluations for 2023-24 will be in the late fall and early spring. Interested parties may download the proposal guidelines at http://go.wlu.edu/communitygrants.
Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (Word or PDF) via e-mail to email@example.com. Please call (540) 458-8417 with questions. If electronic submission is not possible, materials may be mailed to Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee, Attn: Jessica L. Willett, Office of the Secretary, 204 W. Washington St., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.