Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation


The Garland and Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation is interested principally in supporting cultural, historical and educational institutions that have a significant impact on the quality of life in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Gray Foundation also supports organizations in any field of charitable endeavor, with emphasis on education and human services, which substantially benefit the quality of life in southside communities of Petersburg, Waverly and surrounding areas. 


Organizations that receive competitive grant support equal or greater than $25,000 from the Garland and Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation may be excluded from consideration by the Gray Foundation in the calendar year (CY) immediately following the year in which the approved grant is paid in full.  For example, an organization receiving one year of competitive support in CY 2011 would not be eligible for a new competitive award until CY 2013.  An organization receiving a multi-year support in CY 2011 (payable in CY 2011, 2012 and 2013) would not be eligible to request additional grant support until CY 2014.


Proposals will be accepted from charitable organizations that serve the residents of metropolitan Richmond and Central Virginia.  In addition, the Gray Foundation will consider organizations serving the southside communities of Petersburg, Waverly, and surrounding areas.

Size of Grants

Generally, grants will range from $5,000 to $100,000.  At the discretion of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, larger grants may be paid over several years, not to exceed three (3) years.


The Gray Foundation considers requests in May of each year.  A limited number of organizations will be invited  to submit fully developed proposals.

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