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. Programs may request up to $2,000 in Community Support each fiscal year. Successful projects will be responsive to the areas of need identified in the 2018 CAPSAW Needs Assessment Report as well as the Mission of CAPSAW. The Needs Assessment Report, Strategic Plan, previous Community Support awards and other helpful information can be found on this website.

• 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.

• 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 19. Individual award amounts are determined at the discretion of the CAPSAW Board of Directors. Decisions will be made by the CAPSAW Board in order of submission.

How much is typically awarded? Awards typically range from $500 - $2,000. Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis after receipts reflecting purchase are received. 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. All reimbursements must be submitted by June 15, 2019.

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. Examples would include one-time expenses, appliances and emergency supports. Priority lies with requests seeking reimbursements 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. Community Support funds should not be used to cover staffing or other administrative expenses.

You are encouraged to 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. Applications should be submitted 10 business days prior to a board meeting. Applications received less than 10 days prior will be reviewed at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. 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.

Successful applications in FY 18 were used to reimburse a portion of the cost associated with purchasing items including:

Lab equipment

Portable trailer

Cleaning equipment


Medical equipment

Classroom improvements

Applications should be submitted via email at

Application information can be found here: