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Facebook Live stream of Bay Aging’s 2019 Area Plan for Aging Services
July 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
During this time we will review the proposed area plan which
includes general organization information, current service area, demographics,
and aging services delivered.
The Bay Aging Board of Directors and staff leadership also
welcome the public to the live presentation and input session that will take
place at the Port Town Village Community Room, 111 Port Town Lane, Urbanna VA
County Finance Department Receives Award
The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to County of Gloucester by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
The Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse in Virginia presents CurbTheCrisis.com, a website intended as a comprehensive resource for all Virginians in the fight against opioid misuse and overdose throughout the Commonwealth. Access data, resources, FAQs and more at http://curbthecrisis.com
Gloucester CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
New Members Class
July 21 and July 22
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at 7478 Justice Dr. Gloucester, VA.
This a free two day class that helps you prepare and help when an emergency happens. Go to Emergency Management for more information. Be a part of a great community team!
Come and learn skills and how to help yourself, your family and community!
To register call 804-693-1390 or email email@example.com.
HIV Exposure Medication Offered: The Virginia Department of Health through the Gloucester Health Department is offering Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an anti-HIV medication to help keep HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe an effective at preventing HIV infection. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Tiarra Thomas at the Gloucester Health Department at 804-832-3483 or Tiarra.firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Based Businesses: Pack a Lunch and Network
The Gloucester County Economic Development Department and the Economic Development Authority want to help your home based business. Join us at Bay Transit's Conference Center on July 25 at 12:00 p.m.(Behind Food Lion) go here for more information.
Your volunteer connection begins here! If your organization needs volunteers or you want to get involved in your county, schools or community, this is the place to click and go! Click here to find out how you can volunteer or to submit a volunteer need!
Featured Volunteer Announcements:
Volunteer Peninsula’s Day of Caring Projects is open for Volunteer Sign Up.
There are currently over 50 projects throughout our service area with more to come. Go here to sign up.
GUEST Day Shelter: GUEST continues to open the Day Shelter each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
At least two volunteers are needed each day. You can sign up for a whole shift or for a 2-hour shift (just make a note in the comment field of the hours you are serving). Please sign up below.
Piankatank Community League is looking to expand membership for this community based helping organization! Contact Bruce Phillips at email@example.com
Salvation Army: Looking for a few good board members! Contact Sandra Thornton at 642-3960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Skilled Volunteers WANTED!
Gloucester Housing Partnership is calling all electricians, plumbers, framers, construction foremen, project supers, flooring installers, HVAC technicians, and any other skilled laborers who want to help keep residents in Gloucester warm, safe and dry in their homes!The Gloucester Housing Partnership continues to get more and more requests from the community for help and skilled volunteers are needed to give of whatever time they can, up to a few hours a week. Please send a resume or email to email@example.com or call 804-792-5079.
Want to volunteer? Visit the Volunteer Needs Database HERE.
Gloucester County Job Opportunities: Administrative Assistant III - Human Resources, Custodian - Part-time (20 hours/week), Software Analyst I, IT Support Specialist I or II, Library Coordinator- Adult Programs - Part-time 24 hours/week, Water Treatment Plant Trainee. For more information or to apply on-line visit us at www.gloucesterva.jobs to view and apply for current job opportunities.
Gloucester County: Subscribe to Gloucester Connection Employment Opportunities e-mail service and receive automatic notification of all new job vacancies as soon as they are announced.
Three Rivers Health District is hiring a contract person for approximately 20 hours per week to go into select elementary schools in the Northern Neck and teach an evidenced based program to second and fourth graders.For more information please contact Lisa Laurier at firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHERN NECK SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT ANNOUNCES TWO (2) FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESConservation Specialist and Non-Point Source Specialist: Complete Job Descriptions and fillable NNSWCD Employment Applications for each position are available at: www.nnswcd.org/employment. Submit cover letter, resume, and relevant NNSWCD Employment Application for each position by no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 20, 2018. Email to: email@example.com
Job Announcement: AmeriCorps VISTA, Affordable Housing Programs: Start Date: August 21, 2018,To apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80265
Gloucester County Sheriff's Office: Employment Opportunities
Gloucester County Public Schools: Please call 693-2127 for information or visit the GCPS Job Board.
Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic: Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic is seeking a full-time Director of Finance & Operations. Bachelor's degree in accounting and at least five years prior non-profit accounting experience required. Essential job functions and more information may be found Here.
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Announce your organization's meetings and special events online through “The Beeline” master community calendar! For a calendar of public government meetings, please click HERE.
FEATURED IN THE UPCOMING WEEK...
Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce and the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society Business After Hours networking event: July 19, 5:30 p.m., 6620 Jackson Lane, Gloucester.
Helping the Homeless: A mobile food bus will be out every Saturday evening 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. feeding those in need on Gloucester County. Stops will be in these areas: TJ Maxx parking lot, right side of Gloucester Food lion parking lot, Old Farm Fresh parking lot, Gloucester Point Food Lion
VIMS Public Tours: 10:30 a.m., Gloucester Point, these 1.5-hour guided tours are most interesting for adults and older children (9 and up welcome). All include a guided tour of VIMS' Visitor Center and a visit to a laboratory to speak with a scientist about current research. No charge. Register at least 2 days in advance. Friday, July 20 Learn about plastic alternatives and marine debris, and see how drones are used to map wetlands; get an up-close view of live animals in VIMS' Visitors Center; and tour our one-acre Teaching Marsh to learn about the benefits of wetland plants and animals. Register now!
Kids Night Out: Enjoy an evening out while your kids enjoy an exciting night at the YMCA. Children will participate in activities including games and crafts, July 20 and August 17, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.(dinner included) Ages: 3- 12 years, Cost: $15 for members/ $20 for non-members
Any questions please call the YMCA at 804-993-4922
Wednesday Night Drawing class at Arts on Main: Sign up for four weekly classes - $75 Call 804-824-9464 - come to class tonight - bring your drawing supplies (pencils, erasers, paper.)
Arts on Main Summer Activities for Kids! Go here for dates and information on these cool classes: Ikebana for Kids, Steam Camp, Seaside Art, Cool Chemistry, Color Your Canvas and Comic Con Art Camp.
SAVE THE DATE!
VIMS Public Tours: Select Dates, 10:30 a.m., Gloucester Point, these 1.5-hour guided tours are most interesting for adults and older children (9 and up welcome). All include a guided tour of VIMS' Visitor Center and a visit to a laboratory to speak with a scientist about current research. No charge. Register at least 2 days prior to tour date.
Friday, July 27
Visit the Seawater Research Lab (including bio-hazard rooms) that pumps 900 gallons of seawater per minute; see live animals in VIMS' Visitors Center; and tour the Nunnally Ichthyology Collection with over 300,000 specimens. Register now!
A Taste of Gatsby- Gloucester Parks and Recreation Fundraiser: July 28, 7 - 10:00 p.m. at the Gloucester Moose Lodge, where you will enjoy the big band sounds of Good Shot Judy, specialty drinks, and a taste of favorite menu and dessert items from local restaurants and caterers. Park Partners, Inc. is raising funds for a community playground at Woodville Park, Questions?, please call Deborah Wesolowski at (804) 210-1903.
Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday will occur on August 3-5
Many hurricane and emergency preparedness products are eligible for Virginia’s tax-free weekend held annually in August. The three-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. For a full list of qualified items and additional details visit www.tax.virginia.gov.
Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings: August 21 or 22 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Cooks Corner Office Complex, 2893 General Puller Hwy., Saluda, This training is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or is in crisis. $30.00 online registration: www.chvc.online
MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness,804-642-5402
Stand Up Against Suicide Suicide Prevention Fundraiser Dinner In Loving Memory of Aaron Michael Zaruba: September 22, 6:00 p.m., Abingdon Ruritan Club, 8784 Guinea Road, ONLINE TICKETS: https://standupagainstsuicideevent.eventbrite.com
9th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival: September 22, 2018 in the beautiful gardens of Brent and Becky’s! Wineries, Food Vendors, Artists, Crafters and Specialty Item Sales are welcome to apply with applications being accepted at www.gloucesterwinefestival.com
Kiwanis Club of Gloucester: The Kiwanis Club of Gloucester meets the third Wednesday of each month at Nick`s Restaurant in Gloucester Point at 6:00 p.m., join us and learn more about Kiwanis and how we help families in our community, 804-694-7586, firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles, reports and links of interest to non-profit organizations are posted here. You may also make submittals of information or links you have found of interest to non-profit groups.
The rules have changed!: thousands of Virginians aged 19-64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage. People who have annual income below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible. For example, that's $16,754 per year for a single adult or $28,677 for adults in a family of three. To see if you might be eligible, please visit Cover Virginia's Eligibility Screening Tool.
2018 Casey Foundation’s 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book now available. The data book provides trends and information on well-being, education, health and family and community data with national, state and local information provided.
New Value of Volunteer Time Announced: Independent Sector recently announced that the latest value of a volunteer time is $24.69. Charitable organizations frequently use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide. Additionally, Virginia's unique value of volunteer time is $26.75. Despite major economic and political changes since 2012, the contributions of volunteers has grown with each year. Dig into the historical national data and the state-by-state figures below to appreciate the value of volunteers' contribution in time, talent, and effort in our communities. Learn more here.
Blackbaud Institute's The Next Generation of American Giving explores charitable habits of Generation Z, Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers, and Matures.
From Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula: Instruction is gradually returning to the usual schedule. Jane has been busy at the MML helping Luis to unlock the mystery of reading and he is discovering great, new adventures in reading while Nan continues her cursive writing instruction and improving reading with Jarrod. Have you read about the resurgent interest to learn cursive writing? Jarrod was ahead of the curve with his request. For Deborah, her work on the NEDP (high school completion program) has swung into high gear. She has begun the research and writing needed to complete the program. (NEDP = National External Diploma Program in conjunction with Hampton City Schools). Chakib, Linda, and Claudia continue to work on the same goal. If you know someone who needs ALMP’s services, we are only a phone call (804-210-9169) away and ALMP meets year around.
Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act - The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimates that the number of taxpayers who will itemize their taxes in 2018 will decrease by 61% from 2017. With the number of taxpayers who itemize expected to be drastically reduced, we need a solution that allows all taxpayers to access the charitable deduction. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act would enact a clean, uncapped, above-the-line charitable deduction. We urge you to ask Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 5771. TAKE ACTION
How the Tax Law Hits Charitable Giving
A recent tax law includes changes that may affect your charitable donations. This article examines some of the changes — which result in the loss of a tax break for some people who give to charity and provide a higher deduction limit for folks who give more than half of their adjusted gross income to charity. We'll also explain how some well-off seniors can directly donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to charity without paying tax on the money. FULL ARTICLE
‘Modern Donors’ Are Changing How Charities Should Raise Money: Donor behavior is changing in significant ways that have important implications for how charities raise money, argues a new report.
Nonprofits are America's third largest employer: The U.S. nonprofit sector employs 11.9 million people, putting it third out of eighteen major sectors as an employer of American workers, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society finds.
6 Ways to Generate More Media Coverage This Year details how to use the press to make an impact and reach your audiences.
25 Creative Summer Fundraising Ideas lists creative and fun ways your organization or group can raise money this summer.
The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR) at VIMS is asking for your input: We are considering hosting a workshop focused on NOAA tools (think sea level rise viewer, land cover atlas) in September 2018. Your thoughts on this, and whether it might interest you would be extremely helpful. Feel free to take a look at Digital Coast (https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools) to preview some of the tools that might be presented. Please consider taking a few moments to complete this quick survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JRXLGVQ
Return of bay grasses is sentinel for Chesapeake Bay recovery
Research ties long-term nutrient reductions in Bay to a resurgence of underwater grasses. Read more...
The Gloucester Institute is a 501©(3) non-profit organization with all contributions tax deductible. TGI operates under a “student first mentality” with approximately 80% of each dollar invested directly into the students and leadership programs. The remainder of donated funds are utilized to strengthen the leadership team and fundraising capabilities. Find out more HERE and GIVE.
Low-Cost Home Internet for Qualified Cox Customers: Cox Connect2Compete program is available for Gloucester residents that have K-12 students and receive government assistance for $9.95 per month with no deposits or annual contracts and with free installation and a modem. Cox’s Connect2Compete program is open to families with K-12 children who qualify for free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or renters who participate in the Section 8 Rental Assistance program. If you or a family you know of might be eligible, visit www.connect2compete.org/Cox or call (855) 222-3252 for application assistance.
Two New Fairfield Preservation Initiatives: Documenting and Preserving Sites Across the Middle Peninsula
The Fairfield Foundation has long supported preservation efforts on the Middle Peninsula and surrounding areas through public archaeology, historical research, oral histories and preservation advocacy. As our Center for Archaeology, Preservation, and Education (CAPE) nears completion we are redoubling our efforts within the community to broaden our impact and demonstrate the value of historic places. ...
Anything But Ordinary: Twenty years ago, two young archaeology students, David Brown and Thane Harpole, surveyed a farmstead site located in Gloucester County, Virginia, dating to the late 17th to early 18th centuries. The property was originally patented in the 1670s by Robert Bryan and was eventually part of the adjacent Belle Farm plantation. After the Civil War, the owner of Belle Farm gave each of his freed slaves twenty acres of land, mostly along the north section of Vaughns Creek, in the vicinity of the site. At some point in the 20th century, the land came into the possession of the Walker family, and subsequently was purchased by Mr. Morris Phillips. It was Mr. Phillips who approached these two talented archaeologists to ask about the artifacts that he had collected from his property. David and Thane examined the artifacts and suggested a formal survey of the site. Go here for more information.
Humane Education and Resource Team Inc. is a new 501c3 non profit serving Gloucester and Mathews pet owners. We offer pet food in crisis situations,dog training advice and some financial assistance for euthanasia with veterinarian referral. We hope to start offering classes in pet CPR and first aid in the future. Email Wanda Fary at email@example.com or call 815-2394 for more information.
2-1-1 Virginia: A program of the Virginia Department of Social Services, 2-1-1 Virginia answered 104,919 calls for assistance and had 62,851 unique visitors searching the website last year. To provide the citizens of Virginia with current and correct information on health and human services resources, it is essential that agencies review and update information at www.211virginia.org. If your agency is not currently included, it is simple to add it to the database - click here to view 2-1-1 VIRGINIA's inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Mental Health Statistics, Nearly 1 in 5 American adults deal with a mental illness or substance abuse according to a recent HealthDay article. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, according to researcher. See full article at medlineplus.gov.
No Wrong Door Virginia is a virtual system and statewide network of shared resources, designed to streamline access to long term services and supports for older adults, family caregivers and individuals of all ages with disabilities – connecting individuals, providers and communities across the Commonwealth. www.nowrongdoorvirginia.org
Profile of Virginia's Uninsured: The Virginia Health Care Foundation annually contracts with the Urban Institute to develop a Profile of Virginia's Uninsured using data from the U.S. Census, the American Communities Survey, and estimates from an analytical approach it has developed. The 2017 Profile of Virginia's Uninsured is now available at www.vhcf.org/data/profile-of-the-uninsured/.
National Alliance on Mental Illness is reorganizing and needs new board members! NAMI Mid-Tidewater is a diverse group of people who offers support, educate, and advocate for people with mental health conditions and their families. If you are interested in mental health, we would like your assistance. To submit your application/ nomination form for board membership, please email or call 804-694-0023.
Check out the resource listing of upcoming training opportunities and organizations that provide ongoing training on various topics of interest to non-profits.
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. View all program descriptions here.
How to Avoid "Presentation Death by PowerPoint"
Facebook Ads 101
Engage Your Community: How to Adapt to a Community Engagement Environment
Maximizing Individual Potential & Team Productivity
Best Practices in Good Governance
Insurance and Risk Management
Best Practices in Fundraising for Small Nonprofits
Evaluation Tools for Program Success
How to Build Your Own Planned Giving Program
Bring Media Coverage to Your Nonprofit
“On the Web and In the Cloud: How Your Nonprofit Can Use Free Online Tools for Publicity and Productivity”
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lancaster Community Library, Kilmarnock
Registration Fee: $25 by July 31; $30 after July 31.
Sign up at www.nnconnection.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing Nurturing Parenting Program (Parents Only): Tuesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, MPNNCSB Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Pre-registration is required. Cost: $20 Handbook + $20 per person/per session, the 15-week On-Going Nurturing Parenting Program takes place year round. Parents can enroll in the classes at any time. Call 804-542-5402 to register. For more information go here.
Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals
So, you managed to get the grant for your new program or project. Now, how do you measure its success? If you are a non-expert looking to understand the fundamentals of programmatic monitoring and evaluation, Elevate is offering a webinar entitled “Monitoring and Evaluation 101: A Webinar for Nonprofit Professionals." By focusing on practical tips and case studies, this webinar will make monitoring and evaluation easy to understand.
The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is a great resource for professional development. Classes, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College, are geared to nonprofit staff and volunteers in our region. Topics for 2018 range from winning the grant writing game to being culturally diverse and inclusive. Most classes are just one day. Costs are reasonable, and the returns on your investment in yourself and your nonprofit are high.
View the current course schedule.
Maximize your social media marketing efforts: Do know who's visiting your social media sites and what they are looking at while visiting? This class offered by the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence will help you understand social media tools and reporting. This class is a great opportunity to learn from a social media expert. Additionally, you will earn credit toward your Certificate in Nonprofit Management. The academy is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College. Register here.
What are funders looking for in grantmaking and reporting?: In a recent study by Social Solutions, funders say impact, mission and legal nonprofit status are the three most important considerations for providing funding. Program outcomes, impact stories and budgets are what funders are looking for most in reporting. Click here to read the full study and learn what other factors are important to funders.
Show me the money! Information on grants and funding opportunities are provided below.
New Grant Opportunity from Impact 100 Greater Peninsula
The size of the organization makes a difference. A $5,000 grant can be a significant investment to a grassroots organization, a start-up, or a scrappy network run on volunteer power, but also to a larger nonprofit needing to invest in themselves. Impact 100 Greater Peninsula is excited to announce that it is seeking to award to two nonprofit organizations on the Virginia Peninsula capacity building grants. If selected, the organization will be eligible for a grant of $5,000. We anticipate awarding two opportunities by September 13, 2018. Through the program, Impact 100 Greater Peninsula is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations in its footprint seeking to build their capacity, performance and impact. Eligibility Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or if not a nonprofit partnering with them as your fiscal agent, either the organization or the fiscal agent has been in existence for at least two (2) years. Applications are due by August 17, 2018
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Invites Applications for the 2019 Wachtmeister Award: The annual Wachtmeister Award includes a fully funded residency of up to thirty days at VCCA in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an honorarium of $1,000, and reimbursed travel expenses of up to $750, for a total value of $7,150.... DEADLINE: September 15, 2018
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent
DEADLINE: September 30, 2018 (Letters of Intent)
Grants will be awarded in support of innovative, creative projects and programs with the potential to significantly enhance the development, health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children.
NEA Invites Creative Placemaking Proposals for Our Town Grant Program
Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded in support of creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities....
Deadline: August 9, 2018
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....
Brookdale Foundation Announces RFP for Respite and Relatives as Parents Programs
Grants of up to $15,000 and technical support will be awarded to help organizations develop respite and relative-as-parents programs....
Americana Foundation Accepting Applications for American Cultural Heritage Project
Grants ranging between $15,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to projects that promote knowledge, preservation, and the accessibility of America's heritage through educational opportunities for future conservators and curators and the preservation and presentation of unique collections....
BoatUS Foundation Accepting Applications for Boating Projects
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to projects that incorporate innovative approaches to education about safe and clean boating....
Mazda Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Giving Program
The automaker awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research, cross-cultural understanding, and environmental conservation....
Lowe’s Gives Foundation: Community Partners
The Lowe's Gives Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Community Partners grant program supports nonprofit organizations and local municipalities undertaking high-need projects such as building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, and safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000. The 2018 application deadlines are August 24. Visit the company’s website to review the giving guidelines and to take the eligibility quiz.
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 or Apply online or review a sample application
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. For details and online application, please visit: www.dominionenergy.com/envirogrants
Grants for Service Members - Veterans of Foreign Wars is accepting applications from military service members who have been deployed in the last six years and have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity. The program provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required. Eligible expenses include housing and vehicle payments; utility or phone bills; food and incidentals; children's clothing, food, diapers, school, and childcare; and medical bills, prescriptions, eyeglasses. To learn more, click here.
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, https://www.langleyforfamilies.org/request and https://www.langleyfcu.org/community/donation-and-sponsorship-requests
Youth Service America, in partnership with ABC and Disney, is accepting applications for Summer of Service Grants to help youth make their community greener, healthier, and stronger. Winners receive funding to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. The program supports young people who are creating lasting, positive change through volunteer and community service projects. They are especially interested in new, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others. There are several project ideas across many different interest areas provided on the website.
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Grants: Visit to learn more about how a child may be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in medical grants from the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation.
Wells Fargo Giving: Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Each state served has its own criteria.
The Prudential Foundation invests more than $25 million in grants to support revitalization of communities and community engagement efforts……
Grants.gov: 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!