Alvin Baird Grant Opportunity for HR Nonprofits Serving Unmet Healthcare Needs

The Alvin V. Baird, Jr. Program Endowment Fund was established in 2005 to support the mission of The Free Clinic in Harrisonburg, Virginia. During its many years of serving this community, the clinic’s mission was to provide volunteer outpatient health services to the uninsured in a manner that promoted dignity, wholeness, and the coordination of services. With the closure of The Free Clinic in 2020, the board of The Community Foundation approved an annual competitive grant process for this endowed fund to continue to support the mission of the former Free Clinic, by distributing grants to nonprofit organizations addressing the unmet healthcare needs in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community .

A competitive application process has been created for this permanently endowed fund. It will benefit nonprofit organizations serving the unmet healthcare needs for uninsured and low income individuals in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community each year. CLICK HERE TO APPLY. Applications are due by 5:00PM on November 8, 2021. Current annual grant funding from this endowment exceeds $42,000. Funding will be distributed by December 2021.

REQUIREMENTS

Organizations must be tax-exempt public charities under IRS Section 501(c)3 or other nonprofit status. Organizations must be physically located in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County, and the project or program to be funded must serve the local area. Schools are not eligible to apply. Please call TCFHR if you have questions regarding eligibility before applying. Grants are made without regard to factors of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Recipients of grant funding will be required to provide reporting to TCFHR program staff on the use of grant funds for the project featured in the grant application.

 

 

ENL Offers Strategic Planning Workshops for Nonprofits

When

Part 1: Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Part 2: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00PM EST

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Where

Stewart Room, Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center 

712 Massanetta Springs Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 

Contact

Amanda Bomfim
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
540-432-3863
[email protected]

Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership, a program at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County 

 Presents:

STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP with Jennifer Testa

She led the strategic plan process for TCF which was so valuable that we wanted other nonprofit organizations to benefit from her leadership in this area. Strategic Planning is something that we’re asked about a lot and we are delighted be bring Jennifer to lead this workshop on strategic planning.” – Revlan Hill, Executive Director of The Community Foundation

Part 1: Strategic Planning 101 – October 20th, 9a-12p

Strategic planning is an integral part of any non-profit, ensuring that resources are focused on those activities that best support the organization’s purpose. Creating a strategic plan, however, can be challenging – especially if your knowledge and experience is limited. During Part I of this workshop, we will discuss the foundational components of an effective strategic plan – mission, vision and value statements – as well as the process for creating purposeful goals and objectives. To end our time together, you will begin applying your new knowledge by creating your own personal mission statement.

Part 2: Strategic Planning 102 – November 3rd, 9a-12p

Developing a strategic plan can be time-consuming, but the benefits are immeasurable. During this session, we will use a randomly drawn, attending nonprofit to practice creating a mission, vision and value statement. We will also participate in a traditional brainstorming session as we develop both short-term and long-term strategic goals for the chosen organization. ALL organizations will walk away with a replicable process for a strategic plan that you can begin with your own organization the moment you step back into your office. 

NOTE: An organization will be randomly chosen to be the prime example for Part 2. This organization will leave Part 2 with specific takeaways. The organization will be notified before the session with enough time to prepare. Jennifer will extend one-on-one attention to the chosen organization during the session as well. 

 
Organizations may bring up to three participants (staff, volunteers, board members, etc.)
 

Requirements: Organizations may attend Part 1 on October 20th and not Part 2 on November 3rd. Organizations can NOT attend Part 2 without attending Part 1. Attendance to Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2.

REGISTER BY: October 19th, 2021

COST:

1 participant: Part 1 ONLY: $30 / BOTH Parts: $60

2 participants: Part 1 ONLY: $50 / BOTH Parts: $100

3 participants: Part 1 ONLY: $60 / BOTH Parts: $120

 
Use credit card/PayPal online or mail a check payable to
The Community Foundation, PO Box 1068, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.
Include “ENL Training” on the memo line
 

Giving Back Guide – Grant Opportunity for HR Nonprofits

The Community Foundation partners with the Daily News-Record to publish the Giving Back booklet detailing nonprofit projects. This booklet will feature a summary of your project and will include a project description, basic financial information from your organization’s 990, and other needs of your organization. The Giving Back publication will be included in a November edition of the DN-R with a circulation of over 15,000 readers. An organization may apply to be included in the Giving Back publication each calendar year. The deadline to be included is October 1, 2021.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
Funding decisions are made by individual private donors, private foundations, and civic organizations. In November of each year, applications are considered for funding from the Community Endowment and the Valley Arts & Culture Fund. Currently grant funding from these endowments ranges from $800 to over $8,000.

REQUIREMENTS

Organizations must be tax-exempt public charities under IRS Section 501(c)3 or other nonprofit status. Organizations must be physically located in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County, and the project or program to be funded must serve the local area. Religious organizations are welcome to apply if the project will significantly aid the broader community. Schools are not eligible to apply. Please call TCFHR if you have questions regarding eligibility before applying. Grants are made without regard to factors of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

2021 GIVING BACK APPLICATION

Little Swiss Fund Grant Opportunity for Highland County Nonprofits

The 2021 Little Swiss Fund grant application is now available!

 

In 2018, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County received a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor with instructions for the gift to benefit nonprofit organizations in Highland County, Virginia. The gift established a permanently endowed fund called The Little Swiss Fund, whose monies are annually invested and distributed to benefit Highland County nonprofit agencies with 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status. This year’s grants will provide approximately $334,821 to charitable organizations. All grants will be awarded in late November 2021.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Organizations must be tax-exempt public charities under IRS Section 501(c)3 or other nonprofit status. Organizations must be physically located in Highland County, VA, and the project or program to be funded must serve the Highland County area. Religious organizations are welcome to apply. Nonprofit organizations must have annual revenues in excess of $25,000 to be eligible. Local clubs (civic and otherwise), and recreational facilities are NOT eligible to apply.

CONTACT
If you have any questions about your organization’s eligibility to apply, please contact TCFHR ([email protected] or 540-432-3863) before you begin the application. Grants are made without regard to factors of gender, race, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.

 

Applications are due November 1, 2021 at 5:00PM.   2021 APPLICATION

Hildred Neff Memorial Fund – Grant Application Now Closed

The 2021 Hildred Neff Memorial Fund grant application is now closed.

Hildred Neff was born in and lived in Rockingham County her whole life. She loved animals and was especially fond of cats. She left her estate to create an endowed fund to benefit agencies that provide for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. Grant awards can range from $1,000 to over $20,000. Grants are awarded through a competitive process, and funding decisions are made by a grants committee. Grant award(s) are distributed by October 31, 2021.

 

 

 

Now Accepting Applications for former HR Free Clinic building

­­­­­­­­­The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County is accepting proposals for the property located at 25 West Water Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia, with the goal of the property being used for unmet healthcare needs of the low income and most vulnerable members of our community.  (This property previously housed the operations of the H-R Free Clinic.)

 

The Community Foundation is looking for an organization to gift the property. Our goal is to secure a nonprofit within the next six months. Please dream with us as we honor the work of the H-R Free Clinic and its donors to find the perfect recipient.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Organizations must be tax-exempt public charities under IRS Section 501(c)3 or other nonprofit status.
  • Organizations must provide a program at the property to serve the unmet healthcare needs of the low income and most vulnerable members of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
  • Please call TCFHR, 540-432-3863, if you have questions regarding eligibility before applying.

APPLICATION for 25 West Water Street

Application Deadline: August 31 at 5:00PM

Grant Application Available for COVID-19 HR Community Response funding

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County and United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County established the COVID-19 HR Community Response Fund to provide flexible resources to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County nonprofits that are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this pandemic. 501(c)3 nonprofit local community-based organizations will be eligible for funding.  An application for funding is now available.

 

Grant Guidelines, Basic Eligibility & Timeline
RECOVERY PHASE – Round 3 will provide grants, that meet eligibility criteria, to nonprofit organizations. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, processed within one week of review. Grant applications will be accepted starting January 11, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County and The United Way of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. Deadline for all applications is January 15 at 5:00 pm.

 

Eligibility:

• Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are not able to fund individuals directly
• Have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability
• TCFHR honors the rich diversity of our community and promotes equal opportunities for all people. TCFHR supports organizations, projects and programs that do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristics. TCFHR does not knowingly award grants to organizations that illegally discriminate in their hiring, those they accept as volunteers or the clients they serve.

 

Specific Requirements:

• Nonprofit organization must have a principal place of business located within or serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
• Program expenses and/or operational expenses may be eligible for funding.
• Applicants must follow standard procedures to ensure grants funds are distributed in a timely manner for designated purposes.
• Applicants must agree to submit reporting of all expenditures by March 31, 2021 to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.

 

Reporting/Documentation Requirements:
A grant report will be due to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County no later than March 31, 2021. A template for reporting purposes will be provided to all nonprofit organizations by February 1, 2021.

Timeline:
• Application Deadline: January 15, 2021 at 5pm
• Applications reviewed on January 19, 2021 Grants processed by January 21, 2021

 

Please submit completed applications to:
[email protected]
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County

Questions?
Contact: Ann Siciliano
Director of Program Services TCFHR
[email protected]
540-432-3863

Great Community Give Returns

Great Community Give returns on April 21, 2021.  As Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s community wide giving day, Great Community Give has had exceptional response as a one-day fundraising event in support of our area non-profit agencies. Eligible nonprofit organizations may start registering today, November 18th.

 

GCG 2020 organizers are encouraging nonprofit agencies to participate. We don’t want any eligible nonprofit organization to miss the opportunity to be part of this effort. If you are a volunteer, serve on a board or part of the staff and would like to register visit www.greatcommunitygive.orgNonprofit registration closes January 18, 2021.  For information contact Amanda Bomfim at 432-3863 or amanda@tcfhr.org.

Harrisonburg CARES Act Nonprofit Assistance – ROUND TWO application available

Nonprofits serving Harrisonburg residents that missed out on the first round of City of Harrisonburg CARES Act nonprofit assistance program grants and still need support due to COVID-19’s impact on their opera­tions can now apply for round two of the program.

The City will accept funding requests in the area of Service Interruption. This program will provide funds to organizations that can demon­strate they have had to interrupt their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

REQUIREMENTS

These funds will be available to nonprofit organizations who meet this criteria:

  • Are in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Can provide proof of nonprofit status
  • Can provide a copy of its most recent IRS Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or 990-an
  • Can demonstrate their services have been affected by COVID-19
  • Can demonstrate that they serve Harrisonburg residents, even if headquarters is not located in Harrisonburg
  • Was not awarded funding in Round One of the CARES Act Nonprofit Assistance Program announced November 3 and November 4

Organizations may request up to a maximum of $50,000.

This funding can only be used to cover costs incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.  Revenue replacement is not a permissible use of funds. Revenue includes service fees, contributions, fundraising, investment returns or other sources of income that are part of the organization’s budget. The CARES Act coronavirus relief funding must be expended by December 30, 2020 and any unused funds must be returned to the City.

It is anticipated that funding awards will be announced on or about November 20, 2020. Upon award, organizations will be required to sign a certification or agreement regarding the organization’s understanding of the appropriate use of funds as it relates to spending requirements of the CARES Act coronavirus relief funds.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions and a registration link for the Friday, November 13th Information Session is available at: https://www.harrisonburgva.gov/non-profit-cares-act

Contact Amy Snider, Assistant to the City Manager, with any application questions at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Monday, November 16 at 12:00PM. CLICK HERE for the application.

Rockingham County Cares Fund accepting applications

The Rockingham County Cares Fund at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (TCFHR) was created for the purpose of supporting Rockingham County individuals and families via nonprofits by addressing necessary expenditures due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. In June 2020, funding was made available to Rockingham County under section 601(a) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act).

The CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) and appropriated $150 billion to distribute to States and certain local governments; the District of Columbia; U.S. Territories; and Tribal governments. The County granted a $250,000 portion of this funding to establish the Rockingham County Cares Fund to support local nonprofits via grants.

Grant Guidelines, Basic Eligibility & Timeline
The Rockingham County Cares Fund will provide grants, that meet eligibility criteria, to nonprofit organizations. Applications will be reviewed and, if approved, processed within one week of review. Grant applications will be accepted starting October 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Rockingham County representatives. The last day to submit an application is October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Eligibility:

Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are not, able to fund individuals or businesses directly, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations.
• Have local leadership in the form of a board of directors or advisory committee, local financial support, and local program management and accountability.
• TCFHR honors the rich diversity of our community and promotes equal opportunities for all people. TCFHR supports organizations, projects and programs that do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristics. TCFHR does not knowingly award grants to organizations that illegally discriminate in their hiring, those they accept as volunteers or the clients they serve.

Specific Requirements:

• Nonprofit organization must have a principal place of business located within or serving the County or with substantial activities occurring within Rockingham County, and with organizational missions and relief efforts focused on children’s services, and on basic needs such as utilities, shelter, food, and other COVID-19 relief efforts.
• Have been legally established 501c3 nonprofit organization as of February 2020.
• The CARES Act provides that funds may only be used to cover costs that: (1) Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); (2) Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and (3) Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020.
• If you have already received CARES Act funding, you are eligible to apply however you can not use a Rockingham County Cares Fund grant to support losses or expenses already covered by March 23rd CARES Act legislation that you already received.
• Applicants will be required to acknowledge and agree that the grant funds will be used only to reimburse expenses that were incurred due to the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants shall further acknowledge that if funds are not expended in a consistent manner, the funds are subject to be returned to TCFHR by December 30.
• Applicants must follow standard procedures and federal guidelines to ensure grants funds are distributed in a timely manner for designated purposes.
• Applicants must agree to submit reporting of all expenditures by January 15, 2021 to The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County who will then provide these reports to Rockingham County.

APPLICATION

 

Timeline:
• October 28, 2020 at 5pm – Application Due Date
• November 2, 2020 – Applications reviewed
• November 6, 2020 – Grant checks processed and mailed
• December 30, 2020 – All unused funds must be returned by NPO to TCFHR
• January 15, 2021 – Grant report on how funds were spent is due to TCFHR

 

Have questions?
Contact:
Ann Siciliano
Director of Program Services at TCFHR
[email protected]
540-432-3863