Dennis Foundation Grant

Dennis Foundation


Grant amount: US $500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Richmond city, Virginia Other eligible locations: Counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County, Buckingham County Expand all

Location of residency: Preferred: Richmond city, Virginia Other eligible locations: Greenland, Counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Amelia County, Amherst County, Appomattox County Expand all

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Overview:

About the Foundation

The Dennis Foundation was established by Benjamin Dennis, Jr. under a trust agreement dated June 2, 1966. Mr. Dennis lived in Richmond, VA, and his principal business activity was Dominion Oil Company. The company, which he owned jointly with his brother, was a major distributor of fuel oil products for local industry, residences, and retail gasoline outlets. Mr. Dennis was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southern Bank and Trust Company which is now Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. His legacy of philanthropy continues though his charitable foundation.

Mission

To provide funding in perpetuity for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, and educational causes in central Virginia, primarily Richmond, Virginia.

Program limitations

There are no program limitations, but the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting education, health, human services, public/society benefit and religion located in the Central Virginia area, primarily Richmond, Virginia.

Geographic limitations

There are no geographic limitations; however, the foundation has a practice of primarily supporting organizations located in central Virginia, primarily Richmond, Virginia.

Average giving

  • Average grant size: $500 to $5,000 
  • Average number of grants per year: 30 
  • Average total giving per year: $69,100

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Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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