Grant and Scholarship Opportunities at TCF

At TCF, we award grants and scholarships with the goal of developing a healthy, thriving community. With input from our donors and community partners, the Foundation has identified four priority areas based on the results we hope to achieve:

We are proud to be a place where people can come together to create positive change for our community. It's through the generosity and thought leadership of our partners that we are able to develop innovative ideas, nurture local leaders and advance collaborative solutions. TCF has grown to become the largest community foundation in Virginia and the third-largest in the southeast -- giving us the potential to do even greater good.

Are you working in one of our areas of interest? Are you a student or professional person looking to advance your education goals? If so, we invite you to take a look at our grantmaking and scholarship application criteria. Let's make a change together.

Apply for a Grant

Our community grants program is supported by unrestricted and field of interest funds created by donors who had the foresight to ensure that TCF would have the flexibility to meet the changing needs of our region over time. Once a year, TCF makes Community Impact grants that advance our goals of cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, and health and wellness. In addition, there are special funding opportunities that invite proposals at different times of year.


"TCF is a leader in addressing critical needs in our community. They are so innovative and I appreciate being affiliated as a donor with such a high-quality foundation."

TCF donor

Apply for a Scholarship

Our scholarship database offers financial awards for both qualified high school seniors and adult learners living in the Central Virginia region. Search our database.

Explore our Professional Development Awards

TCF offers opportunities for educators, school principals and nonprofit leaders to further their professional development. Our offerings include the following:

  • R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence: Established in 1988, this program's goal is to strengthen the quality of public education by focusing on the teacher.
  • R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership: These awards recognize local, public school principals creating an exceptional education environment in his or her district.

Take a look at our professional development awards.