Community Impact Grants at The Community Foundation

Questions about Grants?

Rochelle Jones
Administrative Assistant, Programs
(804) 409-5645

TCF is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of the Greater Richmond region.

Our Community Impact grants support nonprofits whose strategies and outcomes align with our four focus areas: cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, and health and wellness.

We have an online application process for all nonprofits seeking program or operating support.

  • The application process will open January 8.
  • The deadline for proposals is February 15th by 5pm.
  • Final grant decisions are made and communicated in June.

Our Grant Process


  • Proposals are accepted from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations located in The Community Foundation's service area, which includes: the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond, as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, and Powhatan.
  • All prospective applicants new to a funding relationship with The Community Foundation are strongly encouraged to request a meeting with a staff member before starting an application.

Grant Priorities

We focus on four areas of community life that are most likely to produce positive and lasting change in the Greater Richmond region.

We work closely with our funding partners and grantees to advance these goals:

  • Cultural Vibrancy: Our goal is for community members to access and appreciate arts and cultural opportunities.
  • Economic Prosperity: Our goal is for our region's resources to be sustainable and our residents to be economically stable and secure.
  • Educational Success: Our goal is for young people to achieve in school, engage in their community and be prepared for the workforce.
  • Health & Wellness: Our goal is for community members to be safe and healthy.

Grant Amount

Grants typically range from $15,000 to $50,000. Occasionally, we will identify a limited number of projects to receive grants in excess of the current guidelines.

How to Apply

Step 1. Register/Login in the online grant system.

First-time applicants will be prompted to create an account. If you have applied in the past, use your existing login.

Step 2. Submit a proposal.

When you submit a full proposal, you must have a complete and up-to-date portrait on GiveRichmond for your application to be considered.

You will need the following documents to complete your proposal:

Report Back

Submit final report.

Grantees must submit a final report by 5 pm on the last working day in July in the year following your award. You will also use the online grants system to submit your report. Results should align with the metrics outlined in your original proposal.

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