Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia

What is Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia?

The Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation established in 2003 to provide individuals and organizations with opportunities to invest in our community in order to improve the quality of life for citizens of the Virginia Peninsula. Grants and scholarships from The Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia serve organizations and individuals in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County. The Foundation concentrates its resources in six broad areas: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, and social services.

Who are eligible for the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia?

We make our grants to tax-exempt, public agencies classified as 501(c)(3) organizations, and private charities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, on a case by case basis. The programs we consider for support are located primarily on the Virginia Peninsula and will exclusively and directly benefit on those Virginia Peninsula citizens in our service area as described on page 3. Grants are limited to $1,000.00 each. We do not make grants to: Endowment campaigns /Annual appeals or membership drives /Travel for individuals or groups when travel is the proposal’s primary focus /Municipal services such as police and fire protection /Staff positions for government agencies /Capital projects for hospitals or nursing homes, etc. (except as noted below) Generally, we do not fund publications, audiovisual projects, or video productions, but we may consider them when they fall within the scope of a relevant and promising project. We only support capital requests, such as those for buildings, land, or equipment, when they meet stringent criteria. Capital projects must advance The Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia Inc.’s strategic priorities and mission, help to meet compelling community need and offer broad social benefit. When we do participate in a capital project, our support is contingent upon funding from other sources. We generally do not authorize payment until the organization has raised a significant percentage of its total dollar goal.

How to apply for the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia?

Before submitting your application, we require that you first send a brief letter of intent including information on your project, which it will benefit, how much you expect it will cost and the amount you anticipate seeking from the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia, Inc. We may arrange to talk informally before the grant application process begins. Application packets are mailed to potential grant recipients after the preliminary proposal information is reviewed and approved.

Where to send applications for the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia?

Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia, Inc.
11742 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 350
(Third Floor of the Langley Federal Credit Union Building)
Newport News, VA 23606

For more information on the Peninsula Community Foundation of Virginia, contact:

Phone: 757.327.0862
Toll Free: 866.412.6540
FAX: 757.327.0865

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