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The Jefferson Trust now has two funding opportunities: the regular annual cycle, and a Flash Funding opportunity for the spring of 2020.

FLASH funding seeks to fill a need for shorter-term projects or immediate use, and awards are capped at $10,000.

Both Flash and Annual cycle requests must meet the same criteria. To determine if your project meets the parameters of a Jefferson Trust grant:

Annual Timeline

  • Proposal forms are currently available.
  • The proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm on October 1.
  • Some applicants will be asked to meet with the board in January to provide more information—this is not an indication of funding status.
  • All applicants will be notified of decisions in February, with grants formally announced in April.

Flash Funding Timeline

  • All proposals submitted in a month will have a decision on the 15th of the following month. [Proposals submitted in January will receive a decision on February 15th.]
  • 2020 Flash grants will be available monthly until funds are depleted.
  • Please note: Flash funds have been expended for the 2019 year. Flash Funds will be available again in January 2020. 

Proposal Instructions

Click the button below to create an account and submit a proposal! Your information will be saved in the system, but is not visible to the reviewers until you submit the final version. Please contact jeffersontrust@virginia.edu if you have any problems with your account.

Download the questions list.

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*Please be aware that all proposals must be submitted through this form – we will not accept previous versions.