Community Needs Grant Application Available

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County would like to announce that the 2020 Community Needs application cycle is now OPEN!


An organization may apply each calendar year. 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 range from $600 to over $6,000.

The Community Foundation partners with the Daily News-Record to publish a booklet of the Community Needs 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. This publication will be included in a November edition of the DN-R with a distribution of 15,000 readers.


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.

Applicants will be required to provide information to TCFHR program staff once a project featured in this grant application has been fully funded.


The DEADLINE for application submissions is October 1, 2020 5:00PM ET. The link to the application form is HERE: 2020 Community Needs Application.


For any questions, please contact me via email – [email protected] or phone – (540)432-3863.