Existing grant programs and funding opportunities in Virginia:
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Lowe's Supports Local Communities
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation supports community-based, grassroots organizations in the local communities where Lowe's operates stores and distribution centers, including communities in all states except New Hampshire, Vermont, and Wisconsin. The Foundation supports K-12 public education including playground enhancements, landscaping and painting, and outdoor learning environments such as educational gardening programs; community improvement, including park and neighborhood beautification and clean-up and neighborhood revitalization; and vocational trade scholarships. Deadlines for the Fall 2007-2008 cycle are Mid-October 2007 and Mid-February 2008. Once 1500 applications are received per cycle, the application process will close.
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers. The grant recipient learning centers are those which most successfully reflect the Wild Ones mission to educate and share information about the benefits of using native plants in our landscape and to promote biodiversity and environmentally sound environmentally sound practices. Only through this knowledge, can we appreciate humankind's proper place in the web of life.