Prana Fund

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 6, 2018 12:00pm PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Charlotte County

Location of residency: Counties in Virginia: Albemarle County, Charlotte County

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Overview:

Prana Fund

Grants to support projects that integrate environmental education and the visual arts through hands-on educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people living in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

Emphasis:

Nonprofit organizations eligible for this award will be those working in Charlottesville and Albemarle who serve middle and lower-income children and whose work with children focuses on programs that integrate the visual arts with nature, environment, animals or wildlife. 

Many children have not had the opportunity to be outside in the natural environment and experience its beauty and peacefulness. Through this exposure, children can learn to value the environment and be good stewards. The visual arts provide an outlet for expression and learning. The combination of both can promote an important sense of self-worth and connection to the world. For these reasons, the Prana Fund seeks to provide this type of opportunity for children in the area. 

Amount of Grant:

Funding requests up to $15,000 will be considered, though smaller proposals are welcome. Proposals for up to three years may be considered; organizations that wish to request more than one year of funding should confer with CACF staff prior to applying. 

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

Eligibility:

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, school, or fiscally sponsored organization serving the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.
  • Nonprofit organizations eligible for this award will be those working in Charlottesville and Albemarle who serve middle and lower-income children and whose work with children focuses on programs that integrate the visual arts with nature, environment, animals or wildlife (while the focus is on visual arts, programs focusing on the performing arts will not be excluded).

Preferences:

  • Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate hands-on learning and a multidisciplinary approach in a way that builds memory through alternative learning methods.
  • Established programs or new programs that have completed the pilot phase will be given priority over new program ideas

Ineligibility:

  • The Prana Fund will not support endowment campaigns, annual appeals, or awards to individuals.


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