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Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.

 CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM CO-PARENTING CLASS: December 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Mem. Hwy., Hayes, Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce, $50.00 per person. Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions. REGISTRATION: Pre-registration by phone is required. To register please call Tammy Bagby at 804-642-5402.

7th Annual Impact Forum NetworkPeninsula: The State of the Nonprofit Sector Today and Challenges for Tomorrow – December 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Williamsburg – Join us as we hear from Lester Salamon, PhD, author of “The Resilient Sector Revisited: The New Challenge Facing Nonprofit America.” This year’s Forum will also feature the release of the first-ever report on the State of the Nonprofit Sector on the Peninsula, with data provided by 125+ nonprofits serving the Peninsula. To learn more and to register, visit

Fall 2018 Academy for Nonprofit Excellence Classes Announced:
Be sure to check out our upcoming classes this fall and register today! Click here for PDF print out of schedule.


Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below. 

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Express Scripts accepts grant applications on a quarterly basis in the following focus areas:
Health and Wellness, Education, Military and Veterans, youth and Family Services, Community/Civic View Details

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Invites Applications from Youth Baseball and Softball Programs

DEADLINE: January 1, 2019

Grants will be awarded to finance a new program, expand or improve an existing program, undertake a new collaborative effort, or obtain facilities or equipment necessary for youth baseball or softball programs....

Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation

Deadline: January 21, 2019

Description: The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is inviting pre-applications for the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards. The awards program is designed to acknowledge the critical role of childcare teachers in providing high-quality child care and education.

ePromos For Good program provides $500 in free promotional products to accredited schools, religious organizations, and 501(c)(3) organizations. A new organization is chosen every other month to receive their choice of promotional products. They get to choose from among the 15,000+ products in the ePromos catalog. The August 2018 winner was the Hastings Public Library, serving Adams County in Nebraska. They plan to use their prize for summer reading incentives and items for community outreach at local events.  You can apply for the ePromos for Good program right here!

AmericanTrucks - Positive Payload

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Description: AmericanTrucks is accepting applications to the Positive Payload Program.This program is designed to benefit non-profit charitable organizations who use and rely on pickup trucks to better their community. Anyone who works with or volunteers for a charity that uses Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, GMC Sierras, or Dodge Rams is welcome to apply for a $2,000 donation to the charity they are involved with. The person who nominates the selected charity will be awarded $200 (via mailed check) and an AmericanTrucks t-shirt. View Details

Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is seeking applications from 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Hampton Roads for a new philanthropic grant initiative. For more information on the program, please send inquiries in writing to Michele Isaacson at Contact should be to ask questions and seek clarification only.

Scholarships for Youth - The Patient Advocate Foundation offers scholarships for youth (age 25 and under) suffering from a life threatening or chronic condition. Deadline to apply is in the fall. To learn more, click here.

Patagonia Accepting Applications for Grassroots Environmental Campaigns
Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded to grassroots organizations with provocative direct-action agendas aimed at preserving and protecting the environment....
Deadline: Rolling

Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities.

DEADLINE: December 31, 2018

The E. K. Sloane Fund provides grants to help nonprofit organizations purchase or repair pianos – primarily those for public performance. Grants range from $5,000 to $75,000. Applications are due October 1. Go here for more information.

Dominion Energy will once again provide $1 million in environmental grants this year through the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. The competitive program is designed to support specific short-term projects by nonprofit organizations and schools working to improve the environment and provide environmental education experiences in communities served by Dominion Energy. Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for grants of up to $25,000 each for short-term projects that promise measurable results to improve the environment.

Grant opportunities from Langley Federal Credit Union: Primary focus areas are health care, housing, human services, safety, security and financial education. Visit these two websites, .

Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria. This site provides a comprehensive list of government grants as well as an online application feature. Deadline: Open

Fundsnet Services: This site provides an online fundraising and grants directory, featuring 28 extensive categories.

Grant Gopher: Your underground connection to available grants for nonprofits!