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W&L Community Grants Committee to Evaluate Proposals in March The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Spring 2020 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Spring 2020 proposal evaluation schedule. 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 2020 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.

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 $60,000 during the program’s 2019-20 cycle.

During the first round of the 2019-20 evaluations held in November, 2019, twenty organizations submitted proposals for a total of almost $85,000 in requests. The University made $28,190 in grants to 16 of those organizations. Those organizations were:

  • American Red Cross of the Roanoke and New River Valleys Virginia
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Program
  • Blue Ridge CASA for Children
  • Boxerwood Education Association
  • Buena Vista Arts Council
  • Buena Vista City Public Schools
  • Buena Vista Rescue Squad, Inc.
  • Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Lex Lax Wildcat Booster Club
  • Mission Next Door
  • Natural Bridge/Glasgow Food Pantry, Inc.
  • PMHS Lady Blues Soccer
  • RCHS Boys’ Baseball Team
  • Rockbridge Historical Society
  • Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force
  • Community Foundation of Rockbridge, Bath, and Alleghany Counties – StuFund program

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:

Attn: James D. Farrar Jr.
Secretary of the University
Chair, Community Grants Committee
Washington and Lee University Community Grants Committee
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450