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$750,000 for 2018 Program and Planning Grants Announced

$750,000 for 2018 Program and Planning Grants Announced

The PATH Foundation announced today the opening of their Annual Program and Planning Grants cycle.  $750,000 will be available for this grant cycle.  The PATH Foundation is a charitable grantmaking foundation located in Warrenton that serves Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties.  In 2017, the PATH Foundation has provided more than $4 million through grants and programmatic support.

PATH Foundation’s Annual Program and Planning Grants are 12-month grants for 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, though most grants will be lower.  Unrestricted general operations are not eligible for funding in this grant cycle.

“We always get excited about funding community projects and programs that meet our four priority areas,” stated Christy Connolly, president and CEO of PATH Foundation.  “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, organizations must submit a preliminary application, known as a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), no later than November 3, 2017.  The LOI is a preliminary proposal submitted through the Foundation’s online grant portal.  If accepted, applicants will receive an invitation in late January 2018 to submit a full application.  Full applications will be due February 26, 2018. Award recipients will be notified in June 2018.  Successful grantees 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 in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties. Applicants must also reflect the mission and values of the PATH Foundation. Complete details are available at

Additional PATH Foundation grants include:

  • Make it Happen! – requests of up to $25,000 for quick-start projects.  Open year round (no deadline).
  • Technical Assistance – requests of up to $10,000 for planning, consulting, professional development and forms of technical support.  Open year round (no deadline).
  • General Operations grants will be next offered in Fall 2018.