The Community Foundation’s Duff McDuff Green, Jr. fund for Youth, Recreation, and Preservation taking applications beginning Monday
Duff Green is remembered by many for his charitable contributions throughout the region. A bequest in his will established the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund of The Community Foundation to support, in perpetuity, the causes he cared so deeply about. Among Mr. Green’s passions were preserving land and providing opportunities for children to have healthy outdoor activities.
The twelfth annual grant cycle for the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund will open for large grant applications (requests for over $7,500) on May 3, 2021. The deadline for applications will be June 7, 2021, at 5:00 pm. Grant awards will be announced the week of August 22nd.
Interested applicants should note, these dates reflect a new grant cycle schedule as applications in previous years were accepted over the summer/fall. The small grant cycle, will keep its original schedule with applications accepted November 11 through December 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
Eligible tax-exempt nonprofit organizations should address one or more of the following general focus areas:
Promote recreation opportunities in the community.
This includes programs that seek to: increase recreation opportunities or access, build or improve recreation facilities, provide training or technical assistance which promotes increased physical activity and meaningful outdoor experiences. Recreation-related research, education and/or community needs assessment will be considered if proposals articulate a compelling local need.
Benefit our region’s youth.
This includes proposals that aim to improve the quality of life for youth and the community in which they live. Applicants may provide for one or more of the following: educational, athletic, academic, social, civic, and/or community-based initiatives, which involve or support children.
Advance local historic/cultural preservation.
Proposals in this category seek to preserve our community’s most significant and endangered cultural treasures. Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation work on locally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Intellectual and cultural artifacts include objects, collections, documents, sculpture, and works of art. Historic structures and sites include historic districts, lots, buildings, structures, and objects.
If you have questions after reviewing our guidelines, or would like assistance with your application, please contact Casey Hu ([email protected]) or at 540-373-9292.
About The Community Foundation
For more than 20 years, people who give through The Community Foundation have made a significant positive impact by establishing over 175 funds that collectively give over $2 million each year to local nonprofits, churches and schools.
The Community Foundation promotes greater philanthropy by addressing the challenges faced by donors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. We distinguish ourselves from other local charities by providing efficient and effective services to build a collection of permanent funds.
The Community Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions.
Our Operations Continue Uninterrupted
The Community Foundation will continue normal business operations while practicing social distancing.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the foundation’s offices are temporarily closed. We are working from home daily 9:00 – 5:00.
We can happily schedule a phone call or remote meeting.
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