Jenkins Foundation Grant

The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond

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Grant amount: Up to US $75,000

Next deadline: Nov 5, 2019 (Pre proposal)

Later deadlines: May 5, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Virginia: Chesterfield County, Goochland County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Powhatan County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Jenkins Foundation was created in 1995 following the sale of Retreat Hospital and became a supporting organization of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. Following the tradition set at Retreat Hospital, the Foundation continues to be governed by a board of all women.

The Community Foundation provides back office support including financial and investment reporting, grant research and analysis, and project management. This partnership allows the leadership of the Jenkins Foundation board to focus on strategies that help leverage its grantmaking and learning strategies for greater community impact.

What We Fund

We are committed to the vision of a healthy community with equitable access to health care.

The Jenkins Foundation funds organizations that address health disparities resulting from inequitable social, economic, or environmental conditions. The Foundation’s grantmaking seeks to eliminate barriers that keep individuals from accessing primary health, mental health, and substance use disorder services.

In particular, the Jenkins Foundation strives to fund proposals that are:

  • Filling gaps to meet the needs of the community
  • Meeting individuals where they are with community-based services and organizations
  • Increasing access to services in under-resourced communities

What We Look For

The Foundation’s funding priorities fall under three focus areas:

I. Access to Primary Care

Including, but not limited to:

  • Safety net clinics
  • Dental and oral health care
  • Case coordination and community health workers
  • Home visiting

II. Access to Mental Health Care

Including, but not limited to:

  • Counseling
  • Mental health education
  • Residential mental health treatment
  • Trauma-informed care

III. Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Including, but not limited to:

  • Substance use disorder counseling
  • Substance use disorder residential treatment

In addition, the Foundation is committed to the long-term viability of the organizations it supports, and will consider capacity building grants that strengthen an agency’s ability to better serve its clients. The Foundation will also consider a limited number of proposals outside the above stated focus areas.

Grant Amount

Generally, grants of up to $75,000 will be awarded. The Foundation will also identify a limited number of projects for greater funding.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Proposals will be accepted from charitable organizations, which serve the residents of the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, and Powhatan.