Letter of Intent
If your nonprofit organization meets the eligibility requirements for the annual Community Grants cycle (see Grant Making Overview), it may begin the grant process by FIRST SENDING A LETTER OF INTENT to the Foundation by November 1.
The Letter of Intent should be no more than one to two pages. It should include:
- a description of your organization’s project for which you seek funding
- the community need that it expects to meet (see list of need priorities by clicking HERE)
- the amount requested
- a copy of the IRS letter of determination identifying your organization as a 501(c)(3) charity or your official affiliation with such a charity.
Agencies may collaborate on a project, but please send only one request per agency.
Send to SCF by mail:
Shenandoah Community Foundation
P.O. Box 350
Strasburg, VA 22657
Send to SCF by email: CLICK HERE
Following submission of your letter of intent, you will be notified whether or not you are invited to submit a full application. Uninvited applications will not be considered.
If a full application is invited, you may download the necessary application materials HERE. If you wish to have them mailed instead, please contact the Foundation by phone (540) 465-1444 or CLICK HERE to email.
|Letter of Intent inquiry due to Foundation by||November 1|
|Invitation to submit application sent by||Early December|
|Applications complete and sent to Foundation by||February 1|
|Grants notification by||Early April|
Grant minimum $250. Grant maximum is $10,000. Please apply only for what you really need to accomplish your project goals. Especially in these challenging economic times, we want to help as many organizations as possible with our limited funds.