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The Jefferson Trust has two funding opportunities: the regular Annual cycle and a Flash Funding cycle.

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

Annual Timeline

  • The proposal form is now closed for 2019-20.
  • The next annual cycle form will open in the summer of 2020.
  • 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

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

  • Flash funding is now closed for 2020.
  • 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.]
  • Flash grants will be available monthly until funds are depleted.

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.

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*Note for returning applicants: we have transitioned to a new proposal system. You will need to create a new account. Your previous proposals will be migrated into the new system in the near future but we cannot migrate users.  Please contact our office with any questions.