Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Community Needs Grants

Two Community Needs grant cycles per year connect local nonprofit organizations with grant funding. Community Needs process is a direct response to the ever changing and diverse needs of the nonprofit organizations in our community. Application deadlines are at the beginning of March and September each year. Applications are open at least three months before each deadline. Agencies may apply once per calendar year for these nonprofit grants.

Church Revitalization Grants

Asbury Methodist Church

Awaken – A Church Revitalization Fund, managed by The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, was established through the generosity of John and Linda Neff and other donors to support initiatives to transform and grow congregations into emerging, missional Christ-centered communities. Congregations are encouraged to apply for a Revitalization Grant or receive funding for Ministry Support. This fund does not support “bricks and mortar” projects. Applications are due on March 31 each year. Use the Application link to learn more.

Animal & Wildlife Nonprofit Grants

Hildred Neff was born in and lived in Rockingham County her entire life. She loved animals and was especially fond of cats. Hildred left her estate to create the Hildred Neff Memorial Fund to benefit agencies that provide for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. The application deadline for these nonprofit grants is on or around July 15 each year, and funding ranges from $1,000 to $12,000. Use the application link to learn more.

Valley Arts and Culture Fund

The Valley Arts and Culture Fund provides program, project and seed funds to small and medium sized nonprofit organizations promoting performing and visual arts and interpreting the culture and traditions of and in the Shenandoah Valley. These nonprofit grants are given out through the Community Needs process, and funding ranges from $500 – $750.

Community Endowment Fund

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County has some funds to give out each year from the Community Endowment Fund. This permanent fund helps finance projects of greatest benefit to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County as determined by community leaders. These nonprofit grants are given out through the Community Needs process, with funding in excess of $5,000.

Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund

The Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund was established by Mark and Susan Warner to honor the memory of their son by helping other children. This fund was created to contribute to general charitable purposes within the area of emotional support services for children of divorced parents. These nonprofit grants are given out through the Community Needs process.

Have questions about the application process for nonprofit grants?

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