Grants for Elementary Education in Virginia
Grants for Elementary Education in Virginia
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William Randolph Hearst Foundation
Hearst Foundations' Mission
The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
Hearst Foundations' Goals
The Foundations seek to achieve their mission by funding approaches that result in:
- Improved health and quality of life
- Access to high quality educational options to promote increased academic achievement
- Arts and sciences serving as a cornerstone of society
- Sustainable employment and productive career paths for adults
- Stabilizing and supporting families
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests – culture, education, health and social service – and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
The Hearst Foundations fund cultural institutions that offer meaningful programs in the arts and sciences, prioritizing those which enable engagement by young people and create a lasting and measurable impact. The Foundations also fund select programs nurturing and developing artistic talent.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students to thrive in a global society. The Foundations’ focus is largely on higher education, but they also fund innovative models of early childhood and K-12 education, as well as professional development.
Types of Support: Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support
The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. In response to the shortage of healthcare professionals necessary to meet the country’s evolving needs, the Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare. Because the Foundations seek to use their funds to create a broad and enduring impact on the nation’s health, support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.
Types of Support: Program, capital and, on a limited basis, endowment support
The Hearst Foundations fund direct-service organizations that tackle the roots of chronic poverty by applying effective solutions to the most challenging social and economic problems. The Foundations prioritize supporting programs that have proven successful in facilitating economic independence and in strengthening families. Preference is also given to programs with the potential to scale productive practices in order to reach more people in need.
Types of Support: Program, capital and general support
Wal Mart Foundation
Walmart’s more than 2 million associates are residents, neighbors, friends and family in thousands of communities around the globe. Walmart works to strengthen these communities through both retail business and community giving, and we support and invest in communities through local giving. The following programs have open application processes with specific deadlines for eligibility and consideration.
Local Community Grants
Each year, our U.S. stores and clubs award local cash grants ranging from $250 to $5,000. These local grants are designed to address the unique needs of the communities where we operate. They include a variety of organizations, such as animal shelters, elder services and community clean-up projects.
Areas of Funding
- There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
- Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
- Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
- Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
- Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
- Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Authority
About Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC)
Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC) Education and Prevention (E&P) develops and implements statewide alcohol education and prevention programming based on current data and trends. E&P offers programming and resources for elementary, middle and high schools, institutions of higher education, adults 21 and older, licensees, older adults, other state agencies, community coalitions and nonprofit organizations.
The mission of Virginia ABC E&P is to eliminate underage and high-risk drinking by building the capacity for communities to educate individuals and prevent alcohol misuse.
We believe that communities can be formed in a variety of settings and that community leaders can regularly and more effectively impact their community. Therefore, we offer prevention education, strategic planning knowledge, leadership skill building, resources, subject matter experts and partnerships to build capacity and preparedness.
We believe that a multi-faceted approach to alcohol education and prevention is more effective and should include individuals, families, licensees and communities.
Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants
Virginia ABC seeks to partner, collaborate and build capacity with those who share in promoting our message of alcohol safety and responsibility. Through the Education and Prevention section, Virginia ABC offers annual Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants of up to $10,000.
Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants provide funding to organizations working to prevent underage and high-risk drinking within their communities. Organizations eligible to apply include, but are not limited to, community coalitions, law enforcement, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations and prevention-related groups.
Grant applicants must address one or more of the following priorities:
- underage drinking prevention
- social providing/social hosting prevention
- high-risk drinking prevention
Grantees are encouraged to build partnerships and embrace collaboration to achieve a meaningful, measurable and long-lasting impact. Members of the Education and Prevention team stay in contact throughout the grant cycle to provide support and encourage success.
Note that the word “prevention” appears within each of the focus areas. Applications with an intervention or treatment focus will not qualify.
Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $10,000. We reserve the right to partially fund proposals, make no awards, fewer awards or more awards than expected.
We prefer to fund the parts of a project that build capacity, provide education and/or programmatically address the focus area. One-time events and/or celebrations such as after-prom parties that do not have specific learning objectives that can be evaluated are not likely to be funded. All expenses should be directly related to the goal(s) identified in the application.
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
NOTE: All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Application Information session on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Visionaries for Change, a giving circle of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, was established in 2019 by Black business and civic leaders in Hampton Roads. Visionaries donate money to a pooled fund, and together fund grants that improve life in Black communities experiencing economic distress in Hampton Roads. Members want to invest in organizations that build a healthy community, increasing everyone’s opportunity for success.
Visionaries for Change will fund Black-serving 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Black-serving nonprofits are those with the majority (51% or more) of their clients being Black.
Grant applications should explain how the program for which funding is sought addresses the priority impact area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The educational program should serve elementary or middle school students and be offered after-school or during the summer months
Visionaries for Change anticipates awarding grants that average $3,000. Visionaries may award grants that are smaller and larger than $3,000.
Virginia Commission for the Arts
To provide opportunities for Virginia’s students, educators, and other adult populations throughout Virginia to participate in and learn through the arts by working with highly qualified professional artists, in support of lifelong learning.
These grants provide Virginia’s Pre–K-12 students and teachers opportunities to work with professional artists in an in-school, after-school, or other community setting, including summer activities. Education Impact grants may support educational programs in the arts that enhance arts instruction in the school curriculum, and professional development for professional artists and educators to work with elementary and secondary school students, or other adult populations in community settings, meeting identified learning goals. Synchronous or asynchronous virtual learning with a specific Virginia population is eligible.
Virginia Commission for the Arts
NOTE: Applicants must complete and submit the online application at least six weeks before the proposed activity, to take place between August 15, 2023, and June 15, 2024
To increase opportunities for short-term artist residencies that engage communities and learners in 20 hours or less of arts-based instruction.
The Arts in Practice grants program provides support of up to $1,500 (15 percent cash match) to eligible Virginia Pre–K-12 schools, not-for-profit organizations, and units of local and tribal government for short-term residencies focused on participatory and experiential learning conducted by professional teaching artists. VCA Teaching Roster Artists who are permanent Virginia residents can apply for up to two Arts in Practice grants per grant cycle. Funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis and applications will be reviewed by staff in the order in which they are received. The shape and schedule of the residency is up to the school/organization and the artist. An intensive residency may occur over one to three days, or it may be appropriate to have more residency activities of shorter duration, such as two hours a week for six weeks.
For residencies that are more than 20 hours, please apply for the Education Impact Grant.
- An elementary school engages a dance artist for four weeks to conduct 45-minute weekly sessions with each third-grade classroom to integrate movement with their study of migration.
- A poet is brought in by a community center to work with a group of senior citizens on memory and personal history through poetry.
- A theatre artist conducts a workshop for teachers of rural second-language English learners to develop lessons utilizing theatre performance techniques to support language development.
- A nonprofit organization coordinates a one-day military/veteran’s family event where teaching artists conduct mini-workshops and demonstrations.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
The William H.-John G.-Emma Scott Foundation
The William H. – John G. – Emma Scott Foundation was conceived, organized and funded by The Reverend John Garlick Scott on December 13, 1956 to support charitable, religious and educational needs in the Richmond, Virginia area.
The initial meeting of the Board was held on December 21, 1956, and the first grant was awarded on October 30, 1957. Throughout the years, the Foundation has contributed to organizations which improve the lives of families and children, and to private education, especially the Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
The Rev. John Garlick Scott’s lifelong ministry was service to individuals and communities in need. He was born in the city of Richmond on April 1, 1865. He attended Bellevue School at 22nd & Broad Streets, Bear Island Academy in Hanover County, Washington & Lee University and the University of Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1895 with honors, and in that same year was ordained a Deacon of the Episcopal Church. In 1896 he was raised to the office of Priest and served his church and its members for over 50 years. He served many different Virginia parishes, never accepting a salary from any.
Rev. Scott’s father, William H. Scott, owned and operated a successful apothecary business in Richmond. At his death in 1907, his will directed the business, the income from that business and the remainder of his estate be held in trust for the benefit of his children and administered by his son, John Garlick Scott. The William H. – John G. – Emma Scott Foundation was created from this trust in 1956.
Grant Making Policy
The Foundation funds grants primarily for capital projects in support of charitable, religious and educational programs. The Foundation has a focus on programs which alleviate human suffering and improve the lives of families and children. The Foundation supports Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and other institutions which provide private elementary and secondary education. The Foundation also supports churches, and to a lesser extent, the arts and humanities.
Virginia Commission for the Arts
NOTE: Presenters should apply online for touring support, including copies of signed contracts with touring artists/ensembles, to the Commission at least four weeks prior to the event, and before December 1.
Performing Arts Touring Assistance
To increase opportunities for Virginians to experience high-quality performing arts events.
This grant program supports touring by Virginia performing artists and ensembles within the state. The touring activities are restricted to those listed in the Commission’s annual Tour Directory. Any not-for-profit organization meeting the Basic Eligibility criteria can apply to receive a touring assistance grant to support these activities. Grants are made to the presenter, not to the touring artist(s). Touring artists apply to be listed in the Tour Directory, with a set dollar amount reserved to support their touring. To be eligible for funding, performances must take place in Virginia but outside of the performer’s home base. Any activity underwritten with Commission touring assistance funds must be open to the public, and the presenter must provide community-wide publicity. Elementary and secondary schools, senior living facilities, correctional facilities, and hospitals are exempt from this Commission requirement.
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