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Find Funding: Community Leadership Partners of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation

The Community Leadership Partners is a fun and effective Hampton Roads Community Foundation giving group whose forward-thinking members pool their resources to tackle community needs. Since 2010, the Partners giving group has put $1 million into action in southeastern Virginia helping more than 45 Hampton Roads nonprofit organizations do their best work – including these 2015 grant recipients: An Achievable Dream, Club Sandwich, Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads and Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop (pictured in the short, time-lapse video above). Grants typically focus on positively impacting area children from low- or moderate-income families.

Each year, the Partners selects a specific area of focus for its grants and then seeks applications from nonprofits working in that area. This year, it is looking to fund organizations supporting children within South Hampton Roads, specifically, programs that change the life trajectory of elementary and/or middle-school children who are economically disadvantaged and vulnerable in their social-emotional and/or academic development.

Each program will be assessed by the extent to which it:

  • Addresses the needs of the whole child
  • Uses proven program model based on best practices
  • Has a plan for measuring program outcomes

Grants will primarily range between $10,000 and $20,000. The application deadline is May 24, 2016.

Read grant guidelines and access the online application here

Still have questions?

Attend the Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s upcoming training on “Understanding Guidelines for Community Leadership Partners Grants” on April 19 at 3 p.m. or April 26 at 3 p.m. To register email akurtz@hamptonroadscf.org.

Interested in Joining? You can make a difference in your community!

The Community Leadership Partners is a group of Hampton Roads philanthropists interested in solving community problems by using their resources to improve our region. Annual gifts from members are pooled and granted to local nonprofits that members help select. Networking and educational programs are also provided to members as they learn about nonprofit need and philanthropic opportunities. Learn more about joining this dynamic group



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