Local nonprofits snag $1.3 milllion in grants

Life just got a little sweeter for almost 50 nonprofits in the Richmond area.

This month, the Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia distributed $1.3 million in grants or scholarships to 46 local nonprofits and organizations.

The grants are part of TCF’s Strengthening Families – Strengthening Communities initiative and are funded by the Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation, the Sheltering Arms Fund and the Richmond Eye & Ear Foundation Fund.

TCF’s grants were divided into five categories: community and economic development, community enrichment, health promotion, strengthening nonprofits and promoting philanthropy, and youth and family development.

A total of $642,024 was given by TCF, $183,000 was given by Sheltering Arms, $184,000 was donated by Richmond Eye & Ear, and $351,000 came from the Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation.

Goodwill of Central Virginia received a $45,000 donation to support its goodChoice program in the community and economic development area.

Maymont Foundation took away the largest amount in the community enrichment area, a $30,000 grant to fund environmental education for children.

CrossOver Ministry received a $53,500 grant for its Free Vision Clinic Project in the health promotion area.

Also in the health sector, Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center received a $50,000 grant to provide free or reduced-fee testing and treatment for children with communication disorders.

Virginia Mentoring Partnership took away the largest grant in the strengthening nonprofits area with a $25,000 grant to support hardware and software upgrades for its programs.

In the youth and family development area, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond collected $50,000. Communities in Schools of Richmond also received a grant of $75,000.

The Museum of the Confederacy received a $250,000 grant, the largest from the Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation, to support the capital campaign over the next four years.

TCF doled out $1.1 million in grants this spring to 26 local organizations totaling almost $3 million for the year with these recent grants.

Check out the entire list of grant recipients here.

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