W&L’s Community Grants Committee to Evaluate Proposals in Early November The deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall 2017 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.
Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has announced its Fall 2017 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 Fall 2017 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017.
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 2017-18 cycle.
During the second round of the 2016-17 evaluations held in May 2017, 22 organizations submitted proposals for a total of almost $176,000 in requests. The university made $25,850 in grants to 12 of those organizations. Those organizations were:
- City of Buena Vista Parks and Recreation Department
- Friends of Rockbridge Swimming, Inc.
- Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity
- W. Kling Elementary School STEM Program
- Main Street Lexington
- Mission Next Door
- PMHS Marching Blues
- Rockbridge Area Conservation Council
- RCHS Lady Wildcats Basketball
- Rockbridge Animal Alliance and Cats Unlimited
- Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force
- Rockbridge Area YMCA
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.
The second round of proposals for 2017-18 will be due on Friday, March 2, 2018. Please make note of the new March deadline.
Please call 540-458-8417 with questions. Proposals should be submitted as electronic attachments (word or pdf) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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