Responsive Grants

2024 Responsive Grants

The Responsive Grant Program at the CFNRV is an annual grant program intended to respond to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area nonprofits serving those needs directly. This program focuses on providing up to $4,000 in operating support so nonprofits have the flexibility to put grant dollars where they are needed most. Read about our past grant winners

The application for this grant is now open! Apply here by Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.


  • Who is Eligible?:
    • Organizations serving one of more of the following communities: the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe, and the City of Radford.
    • Organizations classified as a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization by the IRS or a unit of government such as a library or school.
    • We do not support civic or membership organizations that redistribute money to nonprofit organizations.
    • Religious institutions may apply for support for community outreach efforts only. We do not support programs that proselytize or that require clients to engage in religious instruction or activities.
  • Amount Available: Up to $4,000
  • Funds Can be Used For: Funds can be used at the grantee organization’s discretion.
  • Additional Information: In 2024, we will not use the public-facing grant catalog.
  • Contact Us: If you need assistance, please contact our office at 540-381-8999 or email well before the application deadline so we can address your questions.

2024 Important Dates

  • Friday, May 31: Online grant application opened at this link
  • Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m.: Application deadline. No late applications will be accepted.
  • Monday, July 22 to late October: Application review process led by the CFNRV team and grant distribution committee.
  • Mid-September: members of Donor Advised Funds make selections for what they would like to fund.
  • Late October: Organizations notified about awards
  • Wednesday, November 13: Grantee Reception for 2024 recipients

Application Components

  • General Application
    • Confirmation that applicants have read the Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions document
    • Primary and secondary area(s) of interest and service area(s)
    • Organization overview
    • Evidence of impact and effectiveness
    • Challenges and efforts to overcome those challenges
    • Operating budget
    • Required documentation:
      • Financial statements
      • IRS determination letter
      • Board of Directors list
    • Optional:
      • Supplemental materials
      • Letters of support

Questions & Resources

The links below will assist you in completing your online application. If you need further help after consulting these resources, please don’t hesitate to contact CFNRV.

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