Community Support Grant Application

Community Support funds must be used by programs principally impacting low and moderate income (up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line) residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro. Successful projects will be responsive to the areas of need identified through the 2021 CAPSAW Needs Assessment report as well as the Mission of CAPSAW. Previous Community Support awards and other helpful information can be found here:

Funding for Community Support grants is provided by the localities of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro.  You can access the application here:  Community Support FY 23 Application

NEW CAPSAW APPLICANTS ONLY:  Please submit the following attachments as well as the Application:

Vendor Questionaire

W9 Tax Form

501 (c) (3) IRS Determination Letter or Documentation of Government Agency status

Annual Report or Agency Promotional Materials (brochure, newsletter)

Who can apply?

Eligibility is limited to existing 501 (C) 3 nonprofits or local government organizations providing services to low- and moderate-income residents of Staunton, Augusta County and/or Waynesboro.

If an application is submitted by faith-based organizations, outreach efforts and service delivery must be conducted regardless of program beneficiary faith affiliation. Programs and services may not be marketed or offered exclusively to members of the sponsoring organization’s religious affiliation or denomination.

Activities must be delivered from a location that is accessible to all potential beneficiaries or an alternative means of service delivery to people with disabilities must be identified.

Amount of funding available:  $25,000 has been set aside for this program in FY 23. Individual award amounts are determined at the discretion of the CAPSAW Board of Directors. Decisions will be made by the CAPSAW Board in order of submission.

How much is typically awarded? Awards will not exceed $2,000. Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis after receipts reflecting purchase are received. Additional information may be requested by CAPSAW staff prior to approval of application and/or the release of funds. Funds will not be used to support personnel, fundraising or general operating expenses. All reimbursements must be submitted by June 15, 2023.

Successful applicants may be asked to submit a brief report upon completion of the project.

How are CAPSAW Community Support dollars generally used?   

Applicants should request reimbursable project supplies and other items for which receipts can be submitted. Examples would include one-time expenses, appliances, and emergency supports. Priority lies with requests seeking reimbursements for items that are not part of general operational expenses, have a direct relationship to client use and relate to CAPSAW's mission

Community Support funds should not be used to cover staffing, administrative, or recurring expenses. Multiple applications in one fiscal year from the same organization and/or similar requests submitted over multiple years are discouraged.

Requests for events that have already occurred may not be considered. You are encouraged to contact CAPSAW to discuss allowable expenses at

All proposals must be received, via by the dates indicated below. Requests will be reviewed until funding has been allocated. IF there is an emergency need, please contact CAPSAW staff to request an expedited review. 

The CAPSAW Director will review applications determined to be time sensitive with the Chair of the CAPSAW Board of Directors for consideration. Please contact CAPSAW staff with questions about the content of this application.


Application Due By:

Proposed Board Review Date:

September 2, 2022

September 20, 2022

November 3, 2022

November 15, 2022

February 3, 2023

February 21, 2023

May 5, 2023

May 16, 2023

The CAPSAW Director will review applications determined to be time sensitive with the Chair of the CAPSAW Board of Directors for consideration. Please contact CAPSAW staff with questions about the content of this application.

Applications should be submitted via email at:

Application information can be found here:  FY 23 Community Support Application

Examples of previously approved requests include:

  • Rugged Hands Outreach:  $2,000 towards housing repair costs
  • United Way of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro:  $2,000 for food/gas gift card program
  • Shenandoah Valley Head Start:  $2,000 towards play ground equipment
  • Valley Career and Technical Center:  $1,000 towards agricultural instruction supplies
  • Augusta Regional Dental Clinic:  $2,000 towards x-ray machine
  • Sin Barreras-Without Barriers:  $2,000 towards program expansion costs (furniture etc.)
  • Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association:  $1,500 for "Shop with a Cop" expenses
  • Reprieve Inc:  $1,000 towards refrigerator purchase
  • Mental Health America Augusta:  $2,000 for curriculum purchase for new program
  • Jones Garden:  $1,000 for materials to expand gardening program