Community Support Grant Application

Community Support funds must be used by programs directly impacting residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro. Eligibility is limited to organizations able to demonstrate proof of non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, AND to departments of local government organizations either located in or currently operating programs within the City of Staunton, City of Waynesboro, and/or Augusta County. Organizations may submit up to $2,000 in Community Support Requests each fiscal year.

• Any entity employed by or under contract with an organization represented on the CAPSAW board, or vice versa, may apply for funding; however, such applications may not be reviewed or discussed by that CAPSAW board member. Similarly, any agency involved at the executive level of CAPSAW cannot discuss or participate in the review of an application submitted by their agency.

• If an application is submitted by faith based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation. Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination.

• Successful projects will be responsive to the strategic goals and objectives contained in the CAPSAW 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. A copy of the Strategic Plan can be found at:

• Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.

Amount of funding available:

$20,000 has been set aside for this program in FY 18. Individual award amounts are determined at the discretion of the CAPSAW Board of Directors. Agencies are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible. Decisions will be made by the CAPSAW Board in order of submission.

How much is typically awarded? Awards will range from $250 - $2,000. Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis after receipts reflecting purchase are received. Reporting forms will be provided to funded programs upon their approval. Additional information may be requested by CAPSAW staff prior to approval of application and/or the release of funds. Funds will not be used to support personnel, fundraising or general operating expenses.

How are CAPSAW Community Support dollars generally used? Reimbursable costs include project supplies and other items typically not covered by CAPSAW’s multi-year funding program. Priority lies with requests seeking reimbursement for items that are not part of general operational expenses, have a direct relationship to client use and relate to CAPSAW's Mission and strategic objectives.

Please contact CAPSAW to discuss allowable expenses at

Applications are reviewed and funding levels recommended by the CAPSAW Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meetings. The schedule can be found at: The CAPSAW Director will review applications determined to be time sensitive with the Chair of the CAPSAW Board of Directors for consideration. Please contact CAPSAW staff with questions about the content of this application.

Previous awards include:

Blue Ridge Court Services:  transportation tokens

Girl Scouts of Virginia, Skyline Council - troop support

Augusta Regional Clinic - medical/dental supplies

Shelburne Middle School PAT - science lab equipment

Trinity Noon Lunch Program - portion of appliance purchase

Valley Children's Advocacy Center - tablets for client use

Valley Program for Aging Services - runners client access for van

Project GROWS- equipment and supplies for farm education program

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center - Bicycles and Helmets

Valley Area Community Support- lawn maintence equipment for improved client safety

Renewing Homes- reusable ramps for increased accessibility

Staunton City Schools - snacks for students

Valley Mission - technology support for enhanced client communication

LEARN - literacy materials

Applications should be submitted via email at

Application information can be found here: