Grant Programs

In October of 2013, the Virginia Environmental Endowment Board of Directors approved grant-making priorities as reflected on the Virginia Program page.  

The Virginia Environmental Endowment administers the following grant programs:  

  • Virginia Program:  Grant-making priorities in the Virginia Program are focused on water quality, Chesapeake Bay, land conservation and use, environmental education and awareness, and other emerging issues.  See the Virginia Program page for details, and the Proposal Submission page for application instructions.
  • Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program:  Currently limited to the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys of Kentucky and West Virginia, this grant program supports research, education, and community action on water quality and the effects of water pollution on public health and the environment.  See the Kanawha and Ohio River Valleys Program page for details, and the Proposal Submission page for application instructions.

Fiscal year 2014 was a year of transition to a new Executive Director. Therefore, the number of grants awarded was fewer than normal. The purposes of the grants that were made in our two grant programs included increasing local conservation results in the James River and the Shenandoah Valley, developing a volunteer corps in the Rappahannock River basin, conducting the first annual Chesapeake Bay Business Forum, expanding environmental literacy opportunities, improving citizen water quality monitoring, and strengthening state water policies.

The Endowment’s annual reports include a list of grants made during the fiscal year. Check the Annual Reports section of this site for VEE’s most recent annual reports.