A Big Ask: Grant Requests Set New Record

Thank you, UVA students, faculty and staff: the Jefferson Trust received 109 Letters of Intent (LOIs) requesting over $9.5 million in our annual grants cycle. This is a wonderful sign of the positive and creative atmosphere around Grounds! Forty-six of these requests, valued at over $5.2 million, moved forward to the full proposal stage.

Submissions span a wide range of topics, including mental health awareness, outreach to the local community, diversity and inclusion efforts, and design thinking.

Our Trustees are now reading and reviewing the ideas that will enhance and expand the University. The Trust will make awards totaling $1.25 million this year — tough decisions are ahead for our Trustees!

If you missed the annual cycle deadline, Flash Funding applications will open December 15 for the January 2022 flash cycle. Flash Funding awards grants of $10,000 or less for more immediate use or shorter-term projects and funding is available monthly until funds are depleted. Visit our Grant Seekers page and social media for more information.

As always, we are available to answer any funding questions or meet to discuss your potential project. Contact our Director of Grants, Amy Bonner, at abonner@virginia.edu.