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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 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
Lexington, VA 24450