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Washington and Lee Announces November Community Grants

— by on December 1st, 2011

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 11 grants totaling $26,837 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are part of the first of its two rounds of grants for 2011-12.

The committee chose the grants from 18 proposals requesting more than $106,000.

W&L awarded grants to these entities:

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.

During its 2011-12 cycle, the Community Grants Committee will award $50,000. Proposals may be submitted at any time, but they are reviewed only semiannually. The submission deadline for the second round of consideration is June 1, 2012. 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 kbrinkley@wlu.edu. Please call (540) 458-8417 with questions. 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 St., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450-2116.

News Contact:
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
jhanna@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8459