Fall 2015 Request for Proposals
The fall 2015 class of Public Policy 4725 at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy invites submissions to its grant program. The class is the recipient of a generous donation that allows it, in return, to offer a grant opportunity to the local community. The class will award a minimum of $30,000 in grants to nonprofit (501(c)3) organizations in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The focus of this open grant program is three-fold: food insecurity, health and access to health care, and access to housing. Within these three areas, the grant committee is also interested in applications seeking support for increased organizational capacity, for example, through program evaluation, the creation of collaborations across organizations, or efforts that may allow organizations to diversify their funding sources. To apply, submit a letter of inquiry of no more than three pages in PDF form to Paul Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15, 2015. Organizations should be mindful that the grant review committees are comprised of students in a learning environment. Awards will not be announced until early December. Organizations that are closely connected to the University of Virginia are ineligible.