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W&L’s Community Grants Committee Will Evaluate Proposals in Early November

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2015 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 2015 evaluation is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.

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 2015-16 cycle.

During the second round of the 2014-15 evaluations held in May 2015, 28 organizations submitted proposals for a total of almost $170,000 in requests. The University made $25,700 in grants to 13 of those organizations. Those organizations were:

  • Buena Vista Arts Council
  • Community Action Network
  • The Community Table
  • Hull’s Drive-In
  • Kling Elementary School
  • Miller’s House Museum Foundation
  • Mission Next Door
  • Project Horizon
  • RCHS Music Boosters
  • Rockbridge Area Housing Corporation
  • Rockbridge Christmas Baskets
  • Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force
  • Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center

Interested parties may access the Community Grants Committee website and download a copy of the proposal guidelines.

The second round of proposals for 2015-16 will be due on Friday, April 15, 2016.

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