Washington and Lee University is fortunate to be a part of the Lexington City and greater Rockbridge County, Va. community, closely sharing not only geography but myriad important resources and relationships. Washington and Lee is integrally linked to the life of the local community, and we are committed to being an active partner in promoting its well-being. The university has long provided financial and other assistance to worthwhile projects and organizations in the community on a case-by-case basis. The Community Grants program formalizes W&L's role in supporting regional organizations and activities through an accessible grant-making process.
The W&L Community Grants Committee will consider requests for financial assistance from any non-profit organization working for the benefit of the regional community and for the individuals who call it home. Requests for all types of support (programs, equipment etc.) will be considered provided that any funds granted will have a direct positive impact on members of the Lexington/Rockbridge community.
To be considered for support, please submit the following:
1) Summary Cover Sheet
This should include:
2) Project Proposal
In a narrative not to exceed 5 pages please provide:
3) Financial Information
When possible, please submit materials electronically as attachments (word or pdf) to the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. If an electronic submission is not possible, materials may be faxed to 458-8745 or mailed to:
Mr. James D. Farrar, Jr.
Secretary of the University
Chair, Community Grants Committee
204 W. Washington Street
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
These guidelines are intended to promote clarity and consistency in our grant-making. At the same time, we understand that not all needs arise on a regular basis. If you wish to have an emergency request considered, or have questions about your organization's ability to meet these guidelines, please contact Jim Farrar at 458-8465 or email@example.com.