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.
APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS JANUARY 12, 2021
We're looking for proposals that contribute to:
Local Economic Development
Increased Community Capacity
Enhanced Environmental Quality
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.