What We Don't Fund

VFH Grants may not be used to support the following:

  • Advocacy or political action programs that promote a particular solution or point of view
  • Creative or performing arts, unless they are used in a supporting role to enhance discussion of issues
  • Research or writing unless these are integral to programs having a direct public audience
  • Projects whose primary audience is children or youth
  • Subvention of publications
  • Courses for credit, except those designed especially for teachers
  • Acquisition of equipment
  • Building construction, restoration, or preservation
  • Refreshments or entertainment
  • Meals, other than necessary travel expenses for program personnel
  • International travel
  • Indirect costs
  • Expenses incurred or paid out before a VFH grant award is made

For more information on VFH Grant policies and procedures, please read the VFH Grant Manual (docx).