Grant applications open Aug. 1 at Vinea Capital Foundation

The application window for non-profits to apply for grants from the Vinea Capital Foundation opens Aug. 1.

“We have three specific areas we fund — special needs, underserved youth and ending generational poverty.,” said Olivia Wamack, director of public relations at Vinea Capital.

 Organizations should be based in Augusta or have a hub of their organization in the area.

Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 with organizations typically earmarking them for specific projects, she said. The goal is to distribute around $50,000 during each period.

Non-profits that have received previous funding are eligible to apply again after sitting out one grant cycle. The grant windows are open Aug. 1-Oct. 31 and Jan. 1-March 31 each year.

The first grant applications were received beginning in January 2022. Previous recipients include Apparo Academy, the RECing Crew, Christ Community Health, Rise Augusta and Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Some organizations whose overall mission might not fall into one of those three categories could qualify if they are applying for funding for a specific outreach that targets one of those areas.

For additional information visit the Vinea Capital website and go to the foundation page.

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