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CUMBERLAND FOREST

COMMUNITY FUND

GRANT OPPORTUNITY

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The University of Virginia's College of Wise and The Nature Conservancy are committed to investing resources and partnering with local communities to ensure sustainable, nature-based economic growth.

 

The Cumberland Forest Community Fund is open to nature-based economic and community development projects that make tangible contributions toward local economies, community capacity and environmental quality.

QUICK LINKS

2021 APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED

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We're looking for proposals that contribute to:

Local Economic Development

  • Renewable energy projects

  • Outdoor recreation, sustainable forestry or agricultural businesses or projects

Increased Community Capacity

  • Walking or greenway paths

  • Natural or cultural assets in local communities

  • Strategic planning processes

Enhanced Environmental Quality

  • Land or water restoration

  • Installation of rain gardens

  • Agritourism projects

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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  • Open to individuals, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities.

  • Project must be based in one or more of the following counties: Wise, Russell, Tazewell, Dickenson, Buchanan, Lee, or Scott.

  • Applicants must provide a valid federal ID number.


  • Project idea may be an original business concept or extension of a current business activity, product, service, community capacity building program or social venture.

 

2021 AWARDEES

 

SPONSORS

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UVA WISE

THE NATURE

CONSERVANCY

Forest Trees
 

IN THE MEDIA

 

APPLY

The 2021 application period is now closed.