Community Support Grant Application

Community Support funds must be used by programs principally impacting low and moderate income (up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line) residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro. Successful projects will be responsive to the areas of need identified through the 2021 CAPSAW Needs Assessment report as well as the Mission of CAPSAW. Previous Community Support awards and other helpful information can be found here:

Funding for Community Support grants is provided by the localities of Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro.  

NEW CAPSAW APPLICANTS ONLY:  Please submit the following attachments as well as the Application:

Vendor Questionnaire

W9 Tax Form

501 (c) (3) IRS Determination Letter or Documentation of Government Agency status


Community Support Application (FY 24)

Annual Report or Agency Promotional Materials

Copy of Intake Form or Application for Services

Who can apply?

Eligibility is limited to existing 501 (C) 3 nonprofits or local government organizations providing services to low- and moderate-income residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro.

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:

$25,000 has been set aside for this program in FY 24. 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.

Awards do not exceed $2,000.  Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis after receipts reflecting purchase have been 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, 2024.

 How are CAPSAW Community Support dollars used?

 Applicants should request reimbursable project supplies and other items for which receipts can be submitted. 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

What can they NOT be used for?

  • Community Support funds should not be used to cover staffing, administrative, or recurring expenses. 
  • Multiple applications in one fiscal year from the same organization and/or similar requests submitted over multiple years are discouraged.
  • Applications requesting support for items that should be part of regular operating budgets are not recommended.  
  • Requests for events that have already occurred may not be considered. 

All proposals must be received, via [email protected] by the dates indicated below. Requests will be reviewed until funding has been allocated. IF there is an emergency need, please contact CAPSAW staff to request an expedited review. 

The CAPSAW Director will review applications determined to be time sensitive with the Community Support Review Committee and Executive Committee of the CAPSAW Board of Directors for consideration.


Application Due By:

Proposed Board Review Date:

September 18, 2023

October 17, 2023

December 18, 2023

January 16, 2024

February 19, 2024

March 19, 2024

May 1, 2024*

May 21, 2024*

 *Please note that all reimbursement requests must be submitted by June 15, 2024.

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.

Applications should be submitted via email at:   [email protected].

Download the application here:  Community Support FY 24 Application

Examples of previously approved requests include reimbursements for:

  • materials for housing repair costs benefitting low income home owners
  • gift cards for food/gas/transportation
  • specific instructional supplies for low and moderate income students
  • medical equipment and support for low and moderate income families
  • emergency cold weather supplies for those without housing