PATH Foun­da­tion opens 2018 grants cy­cle

Pre­lim­i­nary ap­pli­ca­tions due by Nov. 3 Awarded $4 mil­lion-plus in 2017

Rappahannock News - - COUNTRYSID­E - By John Mc­caslin Rappahanno­ck News staff

The char­i­ta­ble PATH Foun­da­tion has opened its An­nual Pro­gram and Plan­ning Grants cy­cle, with a to­tal of $750,000 avail­able for this up­com­ing 2018 grant cy­cle.

Those Rappahanno­ck County or­ga­ni­za­tions that plan to ap­ply for grants must sub­mit a pre­lim­i­nary ap­pli­ca­tion — known as a Let­ter of In­quiry (LOI) — no later than Fri­day, Nov. 3.

Bear in mind that the LOI to be sub­mit­ted by Nov. 3 is just 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 Feb. 26, 2018, and award re­cip­i­ents will be no­ti­fied in June 2018. Suc­cess­ful grantees must use fund­ing within one year of the award.

PATH’s 2017 grant ben­e­fi­cia­ries in Rappahanno­ck County in­cluded Foothills Fo­rum (to ex­plore crit­i­cal health and trans­porta­tion is­sues for the county’s aging pop­u­la­tion, which ap­peared as a re­cent se­ries in the Rappahanno­ck News); Head­wa­ters Foun­da­tion (to pro­vide an after-school en­rich­ment pro­gram for Rappahanno­ck County Ele­men­tary School); [email protected] (to help the county’s se­nior res­i­dents stay con­nected and live in­de­pen­dently in their homes); Rappahanno­ck County High School (to con­tinue its PRIDE pro­gram en­cour­ag­ing pos­i­tive so­cial be­hav­iors); and the Child Care and Learn­ing Cen­ter (for child well­ness and ed­u­ca­tional pur­poses).

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. Eli­gi­ble grant ap­pli­cants in­clude 501(c)3 non-prof­its, re­li­gious in­sti­tu­tions (for non-re­li­gious pur­poses) or lo­cal gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties in Rappahanno­ck, Fauquier and north­ern Culpeper coun­ties. Ap­pli­cants must also re­flect the mis­sion and val­ues of the PATH Foun­da­tion. Com­plete de­tails are avail­able at www. path­foryou.org/grants. “We al­ways get ex­cited about fund­ing com­mu­nity projects and pro­grams that meet our four pri­or­ity ar­eas,” stated Christy Con­nolly, PATH’s pres­i­dent and CEO. “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,” she said. Ad­di­tional PATH Foun­da­tion grants for 2018 will in­clude Make it Hap­pen! (re­quests of up to $25,000 for quick-start projects that are open year round with no dead­line); and Tech­ni­cal As­sis­tance (re­quests of up to $10,000 for plan­ning, con­sult­ing, pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and forms of tech­ni­cal sup­port, also open year round with no dead­line). Gen­eral Op­er­a­tions grants will be next of­fered in the fall of 2018. The PATH Foun­da­tion is a char­i­ta­ble grant­mak­ing foun­da­tion lo­cated in War­ren­ton that serves Rappahanno­ck, Fauquier and north­ern Culpeper coun­ties. In 2017, PATH has pro­vided more than $4 mil­lion through grants and pro­gram­matic sup­port. For more in­for­ma­tion on grant specifics, the PATH Foun­da­tion, or past grant re­cip­i­ents, visit their web­site at www.path­foryou.org.

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