Grant Programs

Coming in 2018:

In the spring of 2018, the Endowment will begin soliciting proposals for projects designed to help improve the water quality of the James River, Virginia’s longest and most historic river.  A new $15.5 million fund, the James River Water Quality Improvement Program will focus on producing significant on-the-ground water quality benefits through such means as riparian buffer creation, restoration and enhancement; erosion and sediment management and control; toxic improvements; and other water quality initiatives. Projects located within the entire James River watershed will be eligible to receive grant funding.

VEE currently 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.

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.