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September 21, 2017

$775,000 in grants available to nonprofits

The deadline for preliminary grant applications is Nov. 3.
The PATH Foundation has announced the availability of $750,000 in its annual programming and planning grants cycle.

Based in Warrenton, PATH this year has provided more than $4 million through grants and program support in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties.
The next 12-month grants will fund new or existing projects related to one or more of the foundation’s four priority areas: access to care, childhood wellness, mental health and senior services. Applicants may request funding for up to $100,000, but most grants will be smaller. Unrestricted general operations will not qualify for funding in this grant cycle. 
“We always get excited about funding community projects and programs that meet our four priority areas,” PATH President/CEO Christy Connolly said. “Some of the projects we have previously funded include the Rapp at Home senior village project in Rappahannock County, the Environmental Studies Academy at Fauquier High School, dental services at the Fauquier Free Clinic and a fully-accessible playground at the Culpeper County Sports Complex.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the ideas from organizations doing important and innovative work in our area.”
To apply, an organization must submit a preliminary application, known as a letter of inquiry, through the foundation’s online grant portal by Nov. 3. If accepted, applicants will receive invitations in late January to submit full applications, due Feb. 26.

Award recipients will be notified in June 2018 and must use funding within one year of award.
Eligible grant applicants include 501(c)3 non-profits, religious institutions (for non-religious purposes) or local government entities.  Applicants also must reflect PATH’s mission and values, detailed at 
Other PATH Foundation grants include:

• Make it Happen! requests of up to $25,000 for quick-start projects, with applications accepted year round.

• Technical assistance grants of up to $10,000 for planning, consulting, professional development and forms of support, with applications accepted year round.

• General operations grants next offered in fall 2018.
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