Work with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County for nonprofit grants.

The Community Foundation offers one grant cycle per year to connect local nonprofit organizations with funding. The application deadline is at the beginning of October each year. Applications are open two to three months before the deadline. See exact details on our application. Agencies may apply every year.

To seek nonprofit funding, agencies must be tax-exempt public charities with Section 501(c)(3) status from the IRS code. Organizations must be physically located in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County, and the project or program to be funded must serve the local area.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding eligibility before beginning an application.   

Religious organizations are welcome to apply if the project significantly aids the community. Nonprofit grants are made without regard to factors of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Funding comes from multiple sources benefitting many nonprofit organizations.

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County shares nonprofit grant requests with our donors, local family and private foundations, other local philanthropists, local giving circles and our own Grants & Scholarship Committee. Projects are also marketed through an annual publication in the Daily News-Record each November . Current project requests from nonprofit organizations are updated on our website and highlighted at all Community Foundation events.

Funding can range from $250 to $10,000. Donations are at the discretion of individual donors, corporations, civic clubs and grants committees. Funds are not distributed on any certain timeline. Donors may contribute from their funds at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. Individuals may choose to send funding directly to a nonprofit agency. In that instance, the TCFHR may not know about the funding, even though it resulted from the Community Needs process.

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