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W&L Community Grant Proposals Due Nov. 15, 2011

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee is soliciting proposals for its Fall 2011 evaluation period. 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 2011 evaluation is Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011.

Established in the spring of 2008, program supports non-profit organizations in the Lexington/Rockbridge community. It began its first full year on July 1, 2008 and will award $50,000 during the program’s 2011-12 cycle.

During the second round of the 2010-11 evaluations held in June 2011, 30 organizations submitted proposals for a total of $165,578 in requests. The University made $24,500 in grants to the following 12 organizations:

  • Boxerwood (Project NEST)
  • Care Box Project
  • Community Action Network
  • Lexington Police Department Foundation
  • Lylburn Downing Middle School (Kids Growing Food Project)
  • Project Horizon
  • Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
  • Rockbridge Area Community Services
  • Rockbridge Area Transportation System
  • Rockbridge County Public Schools Foundation
  • The Rockbridge Area Shop for Tots, Inc.
  • Rockbridge Regional Library – Youth Literacy

Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee Website and download a copy of the proposal guidelines at the following address: http://go.wlu.edu/communitygrants.

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

News Contact:
Julie Cline
News Writer

Lexington, VA  24450