UMW Course Will Award $10,000 in Grants
Local charities will be the beneficiaries of the university's Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector class.
Thanks to philanthropist Doris Buffett's Learning by Giving Foundation, the University of Mary Washington's Economics in Philanthropy class will be giving away $10,000 in grants to local charities.
This fall, students taking the Nonprofit Sector course, which is in its eighth year, will learn how to create a nonprofit, solicit for grant nominations, review funding applications and determine the recipients. The grants are made possible through Doris Buffett’s Learning by Giving Foundation. This year, grant applications will be available in mid-September, with a deadline of the end of October. The grants will be announced at a public ceremony on Dec. 5.
Past grant recipients include Hope House, the Fredericksburg Regional Boys and Girls Club, Rebuilding Together, Homes for America: Heritage Park Academic Achievement Program, National Housing Trust/Enterprise Preservation Corporation, Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Fredericksburg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Rappahannock United Way, the Thurman Brisben Homeless Shelter, the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Legal Services and Stafford Junction.
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