About VA250 Grants

Funding for VA250 Grants is provided by the VA250 Commission starting in 2023.  

Applications are now closed. Decisions on the current round announced by Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5:00 PM

This grant opportunity will be available again in 2024 with two dates tentatively open March 1, 2024 and September 1, 2024. All conditions for the 2023 grant will apply in 2024. Keep an eye on this page for updates on the 2024 grant opportunities.

Projects should be focused on content related to the American Revolution and its legacy and applicants should work with their local VA250 Committees. You can find more details about the VA250 Committees here: https://va250.org/va250localcommittees/

Who is eligible?

  • Non-profits established as 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service 
  • 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education 
  • Other not-for-profit organizations as designated by the IRS 
  • Tribal nations recognized by the State of Virginia and/or the United States federal government. Groups seeking funding that identify themselves as tribes/nations but are not recognized by the state or federal government are not eligible unless they apply in partnership with an eligible fiscal sponsor (incorporated nonprofit).
  • Virginia Humanities acknowledges the following nations as recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia: Cheroenhaka Nottoway, Chickahominy, Chickahominy Indians Eastern Division, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Rappahannock, and Upper Mattaponi.
  • Local committees and partners of your local VA250 Committee.

Applicants may apply for up to $10,000, and a 1:1 match is required. 

Decisions will be made by the VA250 Commission. The Commission prefers that the the local committees pick one project per grant cycle to support, but will accept both. However, they might not both be funded, depending on the number of applications to ensure that the funding reaches across the state as much as possible (based on applications submitted).

Grant recipients will use the VA250 logo and branding identification and submit a final report detailing outcomes, number of participants, and an evaluation of the program’s reach and success. 

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