Community Grants Program

Washington and Lee University is fortunate to be a part of the City of Lexington and greater Rockbridge County 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 is committed to being an active partner in promoting its well-being.

Established in the spring of 2008, the purpose of the Community Grants Committee is to create a formal structure for evaluating requests for financial donations and support that come to Washington and Lee from the Lexington/Rockbridge community. While 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.

See the proposal guidelines.

Recent News

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Washington and Lee Announces November Community Grants

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 16 grants totaling $28,190 to non-profit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the first part of its two rounds of grants for 2019-20. The committee chose the grants from 20 proposals requesting almost $85,000. W&L awarded grants to the following organizations: American Red Cross […]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

W&L’s Community Grants Committee to Evaluate Proposals in Early November

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee would like to remind the community of its Fall 2019 proposal evaluation schedule. Community Grants Proposals may be submitted at any time but are reviewed semiannually: at the end of the calendar year and at the end of the fiscal year. The deadline for submitting a proposal for […]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Washington and Lee Announces March Community Grants

Washington and Lee University’s Community Grants Committee has made 12 grants totaling $30,450 to nonprofit organizations in Lexington and Rockbridge County. They are the second part of its two rounds of grants for 2018-19. The committee chose the grants from 17 proposals requesting over $125,000. W&L awarded grants to the following organizations: AmeriCorps VISTA Program, […]